Lori Coulter is the Co-Founder and CEO of Summersalt, a generation-defining lifestyle brand known for its data-backed fit and designer quality products without the designer price tag. In 2020, she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders.
Lori and her Co-founder, Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, launched Summersalt to change the conversation around swimwear and address a true market gap by creating designer swimwear without the designer price tag. Summersalt’s product is data-backed with 1.5 million measurements taken from 10,000 women’s body scans.
Since launch, Summersalt has expanded to include adventure-friendly essentials that help make every aspect of a woman’s wardrobe more joyful and comfortable—from sleepwear to intimates to activewear. Named one of the Top 100 Upstarts in the world by CNBC and The Lead’s Breakout Company of the Year, the brand has seen exceptional growth and consumer adoption, garnering praise from leading outlets including Vogue, Elle, CNN and Forbes.
Prior to launching Summersalt, Lori, a veteran start-up founder with deep expertise in design, supply chain and ecommerce, launched one of the first mass customization startups at the intersection of technology, fashion and data to incorporate body scanning and made-to-order manufacturing.
Lori holds a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. She is passionate about empowering women entrepreneurs and students, and champions inclusive economic development and entrepreneurship. Outside of Summersalt, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, and exploring the world through her love of travel.