Johanna Zlenko is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and trendsetter in the retail industry. After moving to Santa Barbara for college, Johanna co-founded a local retail store called “The Closet” in 2003. Within a few months, she took ownership of the business while continuing her studies at UCSB, and expanded it to six locations across California and Florida.
Johanna’s accomplishments include being recognized as a top business leader, receiving the coveted “40 under 40” award by Pacific Coast Business Times, Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, and being inducted into Women’s Economic Ventures Inaugural Million Dollar Club. She’s also an active member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization.
With over two decades of experience in business development, retail management, marketing and advertising, sales and event management, Johanna has a proven track record for increasing revenue and profitability, building relationships, and creating successful retail strategies. Her expertise in operations, team management, and customer service has helped shape her into the accomplished business leader that she is today.
Johanna attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies. Outside of work, Johanna enjoys traveling, family time, and great desserts.