Timo Weiland is an award-winning creative director, serial entrepreneur, and DJ based in New York City. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised between Florida and New York. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he worked for several years as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., covering media and technology, before launching his first startup. Since 2010, Timo has successfully built a namesake lifestyle brand as well as businesses across food & beverage, design, media, B2B intelligence, real estate, technology, and venture capital.
The Timo Weiland brand, co-founded in 2010 with Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang, won the prestigious Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award, made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List for Design, as well as the Council of Fashion Designers of America x Cadillac Retail Innovation grant. Recent projects include co-founding The Lead (the-lead.co), creative direction for GAP’s Banana Republic, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG Worldwide), and one of the world’s largest direct-to-consumer optical brands, Zenni. He works between his creative offices in Brooklyn, retail operation with Groupe on the Bowery, (https://www.groupe.nyc/), recording studio in Flatiron, and venture capital offices in Lower Manhattan. Timo has been recently profiled in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, WWD, Forbes, and Fast Company.