Jyothi Rao
EVP and GM of Women's, Kids, and Strategic Brand Alliances

Jyothi Rao brings extensive experience in the retail sector to her role as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gilt Women's and Kids, and Strategic Brand Alliances. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the Women's and Kids' businesses, as well as leading the Strategic Brand Alliances division, which focuses on developing invaluable partnerships with brands across Gilt. 

Prior to joining Gilt in 2009, Jyothi served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Calvin Klein, where she launched the Specialty Retail division. Before Calvin Klein she spent 16 years at Gap Inc., where she held several leadership positions and was responsible for successfully growing domestic and international businesses for both the Gap and Banana Republic brands. Jyothi has resided in Africa, India, and Europe. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.