Tom Sansone serves as a Strategic Advisor to Gilt, having assumed this role since Hudson's Bay Company acquired Gilt in February 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Gilt, where he oversaw a variety of functions, including finance, accounting, treasury, tax, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, investor relations, managing capital markets, and forming astute strategic alliances, investments and joint ventures—for the portfolio of Gilt businesses. He also managed the company's Corporate Development, Operations and Distribution. During his tenure, Sansone led Gilt through dozens of transactions, including debt and equity raises, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances.
Sansone joined Gilt in 2009, bringing more than 10 years of consulting experience at "Big Four" public accounting firms, most recently as Director of Global Structuring at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sansone's global business acumen and expertise in corporate development was perfected while advising top Fortune 500 companies, private equity clients, and startup companies including Staples, TJX, AOL, Google, Akamai, Hewlett-Packard, Iron Mountain, Liberty Media, Discovery Communications, Time Warner, Reed Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and BearingPoint.
A frequent guest lecturer, Sansone has taught at several universities and conducts seminars and internal trainings on a variety of subjects. He is a CPA and holds a BA from Gettysburg College and an MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.