About Miche

How Miche Bag Came to Be…

On the way home from work in the fall of 2004, a young homemaker did something most women have done—she spilled on her favorite handbag. Frustrated by the thought of hunting for a replacement then transferring all the contents, she wished there was a way to just change the outside of the bag. The idea immediately popped into her mind to create a bag with changeable covers. Not to be deterred by her lack of sewing skills, she grabbed her super glue and some scrap fabric, took apart the stained bag, and made the very first prototype. With her rough creation in hand, she set out on a mission to bring the Miche Bag to life.

How Do You Pronounce That Name Again? Our unique name is pronounced MEE-CHEE!
A Company is Born The homemaker shared her initial idea and concept with two reputable businessmen, Corbin B. Church and Chris Seegmiller. Corbin had experience running successful businesses and Chris had a background in importing and exporting. The combined expertise of the two put Miche Bag firmly on the road to success. Under the guidance of CEO Corbin Church, Miche Bag has experienced tremendous growth and its employees are excited about the future of the company. Recent growth includes new products being released monthly as well as expansion of the business into international markets.
Miche Today We think Miche Bags are one of the greatest gifts to womankind since waterproof mascara, and we’re always looking for enterprising women just like you to help spread the joy around. If you are looking for a rewarding career with an up-and-coming “now” company or if you want to host a Miche Party in your neighborhood, be sure to check out the many opportunities offered by your forward-thinking partners in fashion at Miche Bag. And to think, it all started with a spill! And to think, it all started with a spill!

Company Leadership

Corbin Church // Miche CEO Corbin Church has been successfully starting and building business ventures since he became a lawn mowing entrepreneur at the tender age of 8! A Salt Lake City native, Church studied business management at Brigham Young University and has used that knowledge, along with his innate sales acumen and sound work ethic, to develop an impressive string of highly-successful businesses. When a long-time friend invited Church to look into a brand new fledging company called Miche Bag in 2007, Church instantly loved the uniqueness and marketability of this unique handbag. He not only invested in the company, but became its CEO and driving force.
Jayma Woods // EVP Domestic Distribution Jayma Woods, Executive Vice President of Domestic Distribution, honed her considerable sales and merchandising skills for 8 years at Gap Inc. before bringing her expertise to Miche. She has held several key roles at the company and is now responsible for managing its team of Account Representatives and Regional Managers. Miche Independent Representatives thrive under Woods’ guidance, and her commitment to and passion for the company and its products are truly contagious. She proudly holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and graduated with Dean’s List honors.
Jennie Platt // Chief Design and Production Officer Jennie Platt’s love for fashion developed at the age of three when her grandmother introduced her to a magical place— her closet! It was full of old dresses, costume jewelry, fancy hats and scarves, and, most importantly, a bevy of beautiful bags. As a child, Jennie spent countless hours in her grandmother’s closet trying on garment after garment, always trying to pick out the perfect bag for her carefully-selected outfit. Today as Chief Design and Production Officer for Miche, Platt shares her love for fashion with women around the world through her beautifully-designed handbags and accessories. She draws inspiration for her designs from a variety of places and sources, including runway shows and fashion magazines, but feels her main source of creativity comes from nature itself. The self-taught designer joined Miche as its lead designer in 2008 to help take the then one-year-old company to new fashion heights. Since then, the selection of Shells has grown from just 30 to over 200, with new designs coming out every month! Says Platt about her designs: “It’s about combining that high fashion element with a style that is functional, appealing, affordable, and comfortable for the everyday woman.”
Jim Brady // Chief Operations Officer Jim Brady is a direct-selling veteran who is thankful for the opportunity he’s had to work for some of the industry’s top companies. His career has spanned both large and small organizations, and he has enjoyed living and working in many locations throughout the United States and Europe. The common thread in Jim’s career is his interest in organizations that are going through change–fast growth companies, start-ups or enterprises needing to re-structure in order to grow. Known for bringing calm and process, Jim’s biggest satisfaction comes when people come together as a team to create something different and better than before—doing new things and having lots of fun along the way! At Miche, Jim is responsible for managing our global supply chain as well as inventory management and fulfillment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Marist College in New York. His passion for this industry continues to be fueled by the energy of the sales people around the world who continue to inspire others with their drive, success and ability to reach beyond even their wildest dreams. He and his wife Kathleen have three wonderful, exciting children: Louisa, Simon and William. Jim is excited to be at Miche and envisions great things for the future.
Matt Fleming // Chief Legal Officer Matt Fleming joined Miche in December of 2009 as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President Corporate Development of Ambre Energy North America, Inc. From 2006 to 2008 he was a shareholder at the Salt Lake City-based law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, P.C., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance. Mr. Fleming was an associate with the Portland-based law firm Stoel Rives LLP from 2001 to 2005. From 2008 to 2009, he served as the Chair of the Securities Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He was recognized as a member of the Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine from 2008 to 2011. He received his law degree (Order of the Coif) in 2001 from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. When he’s not “legal eagle-ing” for Miche, Matt enjoys skiing, cycling and spending time with his wife and children.
Eric Thueson // Chief Technical Officer Eric has been an Information Systems professional for over 20 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. He has spent most of his career working for start-up companies, which is why he feels very comfortable at Miche; he absolutely thrives in this fast-paced environment where we are building an exciting business! He specializes in managing, designing, building and implementing information systems and loves designing and developing software. He also worked for Ernst & Young in New York City, where he focused on helping high-growth, privately-held companies to implement computer systems. Eric grew up in the country but learned he is a city person at heart. His loves—besides his wife of 24 years and two teenage daughters—are fast red cars and traveling. In fact, he has been to 45 states!
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