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Company Overview of Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Company Overview

Gilt Groupe, Inc. operates an online flash sale site for men, women, girls, boys, and unisex in the United States. It offers clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry and watches, health and beauty products, maternity products, and merchandise products. The company also provides furniture, bedding and bath products, rugs, lighting products, decor and accessories, kitchen and dining products, gear and gadgets, and candles and holders; and luxury sports sedans. It ships products worldwide through its international shipping partner, BorderFree. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Brooklyn, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; Boston, Ma...

2 Park Avenue

4th Floor

New York, NY 10016

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 42
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 50
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 46
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Gilt Groupe, Inc. Key Developments

Gilt.com Appoints Clay Cowan as Chief Marketing Officer, Effective November 10, 2014

Gilt.com announced the appointment of Clay Cowan to Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Cowan will join Gilt on November 10, 2014, reporting to CEO Michelle Peulso. Mr. Cowan joins from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he serves as the SVP of Global Digital. In this role, he has responsibility for global strategy, management, and revenue, for digital channels, including web, mobile, digital marketing, and social. In managing Starwood's global digital business team, he oversees digital experiences for nine global brands and Starwood's SPG loyalty program in multiple languages and countries around the world. Prior to Starwood, Mr. Cowan was the Vice President of E-Commerce and Digital Marketing at Sports Authority.

Rue La La Reportedly For Sale; Attracts Interest From Gilt

Rue La La, Inc. is considering a sale of the company valuing it at $400 million, according to Reuters which cited people familiar with the matter. Gilt Groupe, Inc. is understood to be interested in the company.

Rue La La Reportedly Up For Slae

Rue La La, Inc. which counts eBay Inc. (NasdaqGS:EBAY) as an investor, is exploring a sale that could value Rue La La at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said. Rue La La, which has attracted interest from Gilt Groupe, Inc. has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to advise a potential sale, the people said. Representatives for Rue La La and Gilt Groupe did not immediately respond to requests for comment. JPMorgan declined to comment.

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