Team

Michelle Peluso
CEO

Michelle Peluso is the Chief Executive Officer of Gilt, an innovative online shopping destination offering its more than eight million members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Prior to assuming the CEO role at Gilt, she served for over three years on the company's Board of Directors.

Before joining Gilt, Peluso was at Citigroup from 2009 until early 2013, where she was the Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer. In that role...

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Keith George
Chief Merchandising Officer

Keith George currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt. In this role he is responsible for driving revenue and innovation through a cross-functional team of merchandising, marketing, technology, operations, and creative professionals. He held previous positions as SVP and GM of Gilt, Men's and Home, as well as Vice President of Merchandise Planning, where he was responsible for managing inventory investments for all Gilt businesses. Keith brings to Gilt retail and operations experience from such notable brands as Gap...

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Chris Halkyard
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,...

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Steve Jacobs
Chief Information Officer

Steve Jacobs serves as the Chief Information Officer of Gilt, where he is responsible for overseeing the company's technology and product execution and strategy. Steve joined Gilt in August 2009. 

Prior to Gilt, Steve headed up the High Performance Computing group at Merrill Lynch, where he managed globally distributed teams that were focused on maximizing grid efficiency for the many thousands of servers used for pricing and risk calculations. Before entering financial services, Steve was the CTO of Poindexter Systems, an...

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Kathy Leo
Chief Legal & People Officer

Kathy Leo serves as the Chief Legal & People Officer at Gilt, where she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's legal, human resources, and facilities functions. With over 15 years of in-house and law firm experience, Kathy is a highly skilled business lawyer whose practice has included mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance, intellectual property, employment law, and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Gilt in December 2010, Kathy was, from 2004 to 2010, the General Counsel of United...

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Jennifer Miller
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Jennifer Miller serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Gilt and is responsible for managing the company's messaging and press strategy. She's had a direct hand in helping to propel Gilt from a virtually unknown e-commerce site to a nationally recognized shopping site, garnering coverage for Gilt in virtually every top media outlet. She brings over 15 years of corporate, crisis, and consumer experience to her role.

Jennifer joined Gilt from Condé Nast where she served as the...

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Tom Sansone
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Corporate Development

Tom serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Gilt. In this role he oversees 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. During his tenure, Tom has led Gilt through dozens of transactions including debt and equity raises, acquisitions, investments, Joint Ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances.

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Tracey Weber
Chief Operating Officer

Tracey Weber serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Gilt, where she is responsible for many of Gilt's operations, including Gilt City, International, Customer Service, and Merchandise Planning, as well as new strategic growth initiatives.

Prior to Gilt, Weber served as the North American Head of Internet and Mobile and Global Product, where she oversaw the organization's growing online and mobile banking services, serving more than 20 million customers and driving new capabilities in 40 countries. At Citibank, Ms. Weber successfully...

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Michael Bryzek
Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Michael brings to Gilt extensive experience in developing user-focused Internet software and a deep passion for leveraging technology. Prior to Gilt, Michael founded Volunteer Solutions, an Internet-application service provider for the philanthropic sector. Volunteer Solutions was acquired by United Way of America in 2001. Michael then served as chief technology officer for United eWay, the United Way of America's technology subsidiary. He holds a BSc and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Joanna Dubin
CEO, Gilt Japan & Gilt City Japan

Joanna Dubin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Gilt Japan and Gilt City Japan, where she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of both companies. Gilt Japan, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., was launched in March 2009. Today it has over 1.5 million members, and has worked with over 3,000 brands. Gilt City Japan launched in December 2010.

Joanna moved to Tokyo in November 2010 as GMM for Gilt Japan. Her responsibilities included overseeing all Merchandising, Merchandise Planning and...

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Steven Schneider
President, Gilt City and Gilt Business Development

Steven Schneider serves as the President of Gilt City and Gilt Business Development. In this role, he oversees strategy and operations for Gilt City, the local experiences division of Gilt offering a curated selection of lifestyle experiences at insider prices in select U.S. cities. He also oversees the company's Business Development and the execution of strategic partnerships. Previously, Steven served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gilt City and was responsible for strategy, marketing, events, and finance functions. He joined...

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Elizabeth Francis
Strategic Advisor

Elizabeth Francis serves as a Strategic Advisor to Gilt. Prior to that she held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at the company.

Elizabeth has over 12 years of marketing and advertising experience—building and scaling emerging brands—in fashion, consumer packaged goods, and financial services companies. She joins Gilt from Intelligent Beauty, a leading e-commerce and brand-building incubator where she was CMO. In addition to her responsibilities as Intelligent Beauty's CMO, she was also President of JustFabulous, an online fashion and accessories...

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor

With over 15 years of international experience in luxury goods, retail and finance, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor of Gilt, is on the forefront of revolutionizing and innovating the landscape of luxury e-commerce and experiences.

Together with her co-founders, Alexandra took Gilt from a start-up idea to a more mature global enterprise. She assumed multiple roles in merchandising, sales, business development, brand relations and strategic alliances within Gilt and Gilt City over a period of seven years, initially serving...

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