Team

Michelle Peluso
CEO

Michelle Peluso is the Chief Executive Officer of Gilt, an innovative online shopping destination offering its 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, Michelle was at Citigroup from 2009 until early 2013, where she was the Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer. In that role she was...

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Elizabeth Francis
Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Francis serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Gilt. In this role, she is responsible for the company's new customer generation and retention programs across all channels as well as creative direction, overall brand positioning, and research and analytics.

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...

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Keith George
SVP and General Manager of Gilt, Men's and Home

Keith George currently serves as SVP and General Manager of Gilt, Men's and Home. He is responsible for driving revenue and innovation through a cross-functional team of merchandising, marketing, technology, operations, and creative professionals. Prior to leading the Men's and Home business, he was responsible for managing inventory investments for all Gilt businesses as Vice President of Merchandise Planning. Keith brings to Gilt retail and operations experience from such notable brands as Gap Inc., Coca-Cola Enterprises, UPS, and Ernst &...

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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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Jyothi Rao
EVP GM Women & Kids and Gilt Strategic Alliances

Jyothi Rao brings extensive experience in the retail sector to her role as Executive Vice President of Gilt, Women’s & Kids. Her responsibilities include overseeing the operations of women's and kids’ apparel and accessories for the company.

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...

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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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Alexis Maybank
Founder & Strategic Advisor

Alexis Maybank is the Founder & Strategic Advisor of Gilt. In 2007, Alexis and a founding team conceived of and built Gilt, and in doing so, revolutionized the landscape of luxury ecommerce and the way millions of people shop online. She has held several positions at Gilt since its inception, including serving as the company's initial CEO.

Alexis has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling online ecommerce experiences for consumers. Prior to founding Gilt, Alexis was General...

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Steven Schneider
President and General Manager, Gilt City

Steven Schneider serves as the President and General Manager of Gilt City. In this role he oversees strategy and operations for Gilt City, the local experiences division of Gilt that offers a curated selection of exclusive lifestyle experiences at insider prices for select U.S. cities. Previously, Steven served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gilt City and was responsible for strategy, marketing, events, and finance functions. He joined Gilt City in January 2012 after serving as Gilt's Vice President of...

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Founder & Head of Strategic Alliances

With over 15 years of international experience in luxury goods, retail, and finance, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is on the forefront of revolutionizing and innovating the landscape of luxury e-commerce. As co-founder of Gilt, Alexandra has taken the company from a start-up to a more mature global enterprise. She has assumed multiple roles, initially as Chief Merchandising Officer. She is currently Head of Strategic Alliances at Gilt, where she leads a team that develops and executes strategic brand partnerships, business development...

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