About Regina Connell
Regina Connell specializes in finding the unexpected connections between people, ideas, brands, and market opportunities. A connector with deep expertise in the intersection where strategy, brand, media, and experiences meet, Regina specializes in helping design, lifestyle and new luxury brands position themselves to define and intensify their relationships with customers old and new. Her particular expertise lies in illuminating unexpected connections between people, ideas, brands, and market opportunities.
Over the course of a 20 year consulting career, she’s helped a wide range of clients create and launch first-of-their-kind initiatives. Clients have ranged from large consumer products brands (Proctor and Gamble, LEGO, Ford, Toyota) to emerging designers, architects, and makers (UmeStudio, Fyrn, the NWBLK and others). She’s also worked with social innovators to create hybrid investment/philanthropic opportunities (Calvert, Social Capital Markets, Social Venture Partners). Regina was also the Director of Communications at Heath Ceramics, where she led marketing, PR, events, and collaborations through a period of significant growth and product expansion.
She is also a writer and editor: she founded the magazine Handful of Salt, which covers the intersection of art, craft, and design, and contributes to design and luxury industry publications, focusing on emerging artists and the future of consumption, connection, making and meaning. Regina holds degrees in Law from Hastings and International Relations from Stanford University.