New York, NY—August 9, 2012— Gilt Groupe's luxury experience site, Gilt City, announced the appointment of Sarah Chubb as President of Gilt City. In this role, Chubb will be responsible for overseeing the strategy & operations of the seven hubs Gilt City operates in. Chubb will report to Andy Page, President of Gilt Groupe.
Recognized as an early pioneer in the digital media space, Ms. Chubb brings over 25 years of experience building strong and profitable businesses there and in the traditional media arena. She has created diverse, award-winning products that have engaged and attracted large audiences. She joins Gilt City after spending a year as an independent strategy and business model consultant to corporate clients and early-stage startups. Prior to that, Ms. Chubb was the President of Condé Nast Digital, a division of Condé Nast Publications, leading the creation and ongoing growth and development of Condé Nast's digital division. In that role, she built and managed the company's digital business from its conception in 1996, and grew the organization to over 300 people and 26 distinct businesses. Before that, she held several management positions within the magazine publishing industry. In her career she has been recognized with such honors as the MIN Digital Hall of Fame, MIN 40 Under 40, ESPY Outstanding Achievement Award, Ad Age Media Maven, SAI 100, and Business Insider's "12 Most Powerful Women in Digital Media."
"Sarah's proven track record with new platforms, products and technologies make her the ideal leader for Gilt City," said Page. "Gilt City has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010. Sarah's combination of brand strategy, structural development, and business management skills are the perfect complement to our team and to harness that growth. We are certain she will lead Gilt City to even greater success going forward."
"Since their early days I have watched with admiration as Gilt Groupe's businesses have played a major role in redefining high-end commerce and marketing," said Chubb. "I see a huge business opportunity for Gilt City's combination of the powerful Gilt brand with the high end consumers' passion for, and engagement in, their chosen cities."
Ms. Chubb holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in English and American Literature and Languages. She is a founding board member of the Online Publishers Association and an active advisory board member for Readability LLC, Wet Paint Entertainment, Sii TV, and MAZ Digital.
About Gilt City
Gilt City provides access to unique and coveted lifestyle experiences in the world's most dynamic cities – at insider prices. Each sale lasts a limited time and features a city's most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. Gilt City currently features offers in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Tokyo. A subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc., Gilt City is headquartered in New York City with local curators in each market. To find out more please visit www.giltcity.com.
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home décor; artisanal food and wine; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
Cherie Gallarello, Gilt Groupe, 646.524.9224, [email protected]
Erin Miller, Gilt City, 646.524.9672, [email protected]