Founder & Principal Consultant

Lauren is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Torus, where she actively conceptualizes and executes collective action projects to enable systems change across the textile industry and beyond. As a multidisciplinary engineer and serial innovator, Lauren has over a decade of experience leading, influencing, and being an agent of change in high-volume multinational manufacturing environments. She is a publicly-recognized ideator, complex problem-solver, and corporate catalyst for high-impact innovations. Through her work at Stellantis (formerly Fiat-Chrysler) Auto Group, Columbia Sportswear Company, Nike, and Gap Inc., Lauren has commercialized numerous industry-leading material and process technologies, directed cross-industry initiatives, built material and business strategies for the circular economy, and uncovered many of the critical barriers for a successful transition away from degenerative industrial practices toward a more regenerative and equitable future.