Chief Supply Chain Officer & GM of Distribution Services
Chris Halkyard serves as the Chief Supply Chain Officer and General Manager of Distribution Services for Gilt. In this role, he is responsible for global supply chain management, including international and domestic logistics, product distribution, international shipping, packaging supplies, as well as third-party distribution for select Gilt brand partners. Chris also steers vendor compliance, inventory control, and the purchasing program for the company.
Chris joined Gilt in April 2010 as Vice President of Operations, bringing over 20 years of distribution, logistics, and supply chain experience. In this role, Chris streamlined the company's global supply chain strategy, and quickly rose to his current position.
Before joining Gilt, Chris was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Ecko Unlimited, where he closed several facilities and opened others in order to better structure supply chain within a new business plan. Prior to that he worked at L'Occitane en Provence as Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, where he automated the distribution center in North Jersey and modified the domestic distribution network supporting over 200 stores, B-to-B, Wholesale, and e-commerce. Chris has also held senior operations and distributions positions during periods of rapid growth at FAO Schwarz, TJ Maxx/Marshall's (TJX), and May Department Stores Company.
Chris was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park and is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children. He is active in fundraising for the Cerebral Palsy school of North Jersey where his daughter is a student.