Online shopping continues to grow in popularity and is reaching new heights. Within the last year global eCommerce sales reached $4.28 trillion dollars, and online sales are projected to reach $5.4 trillion in 2022. Part of the recent growth was fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in a 32% surge in online sales as consumers safely browsed for goods from home, but eCommerce revenue was on the rise even before the pandemic. Here is a list of the leaders in eCommerce that are shepherding in a new era of well optimized online shopping.
David Cark is the SVP of Worldwide Operations for Amazon, a role he's held for over eight years. He has held several roles during Amazon's growth including VP of Global Customer Fulfillment, VP of North American Operations, and Director of The Amazon Customer Excellence System. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MBA in Logistics and Transportation.
Brian Olsavsky is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Amazon. He joined the company in 2002 as the VP of Finance and was promoted to CFO in 2015. Prior to joining Amazon, Olsavsky held financial roles at BF Goodrich and Union Carbide. He received an MBA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jamie Iannone started his career as the Director of Online and Product Marketing for Epinions.com in 1999. After the company was acquired in 2001 he went to work as the Vice President at eBay for the next eight years. In 2009 Barnes & Noble tapped him to be their President of Digital Products, but he left the company in 2014 to become the President and CEO of SamsClub.com, a Walmart company. In 2020 he become the COO of Walmart’s eCommerce division but left soon after to become the CEO of eBay.
Chandra Holt is the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Office for Walmart’s eCommerce division. Previously she was the COO for SamsClub.com and SVP for Sam’s Club’s grocery division. During her tenure with SamsClub, Holt turned the grocery division from a declining part of the business to one of the fastest growing visions within the company.
Apoorva Mehta is the CEO and founder of Instacart, an on-demand grocery delivery service. In 2015 Mehta was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work on Instacart. Prior to starting Instacart, Mehta was a supply chain engineer for Amazon working on fulfillment optimization. It was here that he started thinking deeply about how to efficiently move products from a warehouse directly to a customer’s residence. Mehta has a BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Steve Conine is the co-founder of Wayfair, one of the largest online stores for home furnishings. At Wayfar Conine leads architecture and software systems. Prior to co-founding Wayfair with Nirah Shah, Conine also founded Spinners, an IT services company, with Shah. The two sold Spinners to iXL in 1998 and started Wayfair in 2002. Conine has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.
Josh Silverman is the CEO of Etsy, an online marketplace for creative entrepreneurs. Silverman has a long history of success in the e-commerce space. He is the co-founder of Evite.com which he sold to IAC in 2001. After selling Evite, Silverman became the GM of International Expansion for eBay before taking on the role of CEO for Shopping.com (an eBay company). Silverman left Shopping.com to take on the role of CEO of Skype in 2008 where he was tasked with re-energizing the company. During his time at Skype revenue doubled and profit tripled. Following the sale of Skype to Microsoft, Silverman joined American Express as its president of consumer products. In 2017 he became the CEO of Etsy. Silverman has an MBA from Stanford University.
Niraj Shah is the CEO and co-founder of Wayfair, an e-commerce giant in the home goods space. At Wayfair Shah’s co-founder is Steve Conine, who Shah also co-founded Spinners with. Spinners was an IT services company that the two sold to iXL in 1998. After selling Spinners, Shah became an Entrepreneur in Residence at Greylock and then went on to create Wayfair with Conine.
Shelley Reynolds is the Vice President of Finance and Worldwide Controller for Amazon. She oversees the accounting teams in all geographic regions that Amazon operates. Prior to joining the team at Amazon, Reynolds was a partner at Deloitte. She has a business degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Whitney Cooper is the Director of Omnichannel Acceleration at Walmart. Prior to joining Walmart, Cooper was the Director of Omnichannel eCommerce Sales at Kellogg North America. She holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas and she also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education program.
Asim Shaikh is the Director of eCommerce for Target where he brings over 10 years of experience driving strategic, fast growth of online sales. Prior to joining Target, Shaikh was the Senior Manager of Global eCommerce at Lenovo, the Global eCommerce Marketing Manager for Luxottica, and an eCommerce analyst for Net-a-Porter. He has an MBA in Marketing from London South Bank University.
David Zapolsky is the SVP and General Counsel for Amazon. In his role he oversees all legal, compliance, and regulatory matters. He's been with the company for over a decade, having joined in 1999 as an Associate General Counsel. Zapolsky received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law.
David Kalt is the founder and CEO of Reverb.com, the first large online marketplace for selling new, used, and vintage music instruments and gear. Kalt founded the eCommerce store after purchasing the Chicago Music Exchange when he became frustrated with the process of buying guitars online. Kalt sold Reverb.com to Etsy in 2019 for $275 million in cash. He is now a board member for Sideline Swap, an online marketplace to buy and sell sports equipment.
Nikhil Raghavan has been a power player in the online space since he joined the team at Google in 2006. Shortly after leaving Google he was part of the Founding Team at Yahoo and later part of the Founding Team at Oracle. In 2013 he started Blackbird Technologies where he focused on the intersection of commerce search and discovery. Blackbird Technologies was purchased by Etsy in 2016 for $32.5 million. Raghavan is now the VP of Product at Etsy where he helped drive market cap growth from $1 billion to $10 billion in just 2 years.
Chad Dickerson is the former CEO of Etsy that led the business through it’s startup to IPO phase as well as the first two years as a public company. He is known for overseeing growth of revenue nearly 14X, operating profit for the company at 15X, and increasing gross merchandise sales by 9X. Prior to being named the CEO, Dickerson was the CTO where he led site operations and software engineering during the early phases of the commerce marketplace. Dickerson now coaches C-level executives on how to grow their eCommerce companies.
Ben Hassing served as the SVP of eCommerce for Walmart in China for both Walmart and Sam’s Club’s online sales divisions. He was promoted to Chairman of Walmart International eCommerce Leadership Group and eventually became the SVP of Walmart Cross Boarder Trade, where he managed eCommerce between the US and international markets. Hassing left Walmart to join Coles Group as the Chief Executive of eCommerce.
Claire Paull is the Head of Global Marketing & Training for Amazon Advertising at Amazon. She has over 20 years of e-commerce and marketing experience. Prior to joining Amazon she was the Chief Communications Officer for Birchbox for four years. She holds a BA from the University of Southern California.
Andrew Robb is the Chief Operating Officer for Farfetch, the world’s leading eCommerce marketplace for luxury fashion. Robb is part of the team that grew Farfetch from $5M GMV to $909M GVM from 2010 to 2017. He has led expansion of the eCommerce platform to the US, China, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and into the Middle East. Prior to joining Farfetch, Robb was the founder and manager director for Cocosa, a flash sale fashion eCommerce business, and Head of Motors & Category Development at eBay.
Julie Wainwright is the founder and CEO of The Real Real, the biggest eCommerce luxury resale store offering up to 90% off retail prices. Under Julie’s leadership, The Real Real has been named one of the fastest growing businesses in the US. Wainwright was named in the Business of Fashion’s 2017 BoF 500 list, was included in Vanity Fair’s 2017 New Establishment list, was named on Forbes 40 over 40 list, and has been awarded W magazine’s GameChanger award.
Andrea Trocino is well known for his role as Director of Technology and later Chief Product Officer for ASOS.com, one of the largest online fashion and cosmetics sites. He helped grow the eCommerce site and oversaw the digital customer experience from end-to-end. Under Trocino’s guidance, Asos won the M-commerce Retail of the Year award from Retail Week, the Best Use of Mobile award from Retail Week, the Best Use of Mobile award from Drapers Digital, and the best Commerce Solution award from Appsters Awards. He is now the Chief Product Office at Plum Guide, an online marketplace for renting a vacation home.
Marc Lore is a serial e-commerce entrepreneur. He founded The Pit in 1999, as an alternative to eBay, and sold that company in 2001. Next, in 2005 Lore founded Quidsi, the parent company to Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Wag.com. He sold Quidsi to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million. Following the sale of Quidsi, Lore founded Jet.com which he grew to $1 billion in gross merchandise sales within its first year. He sold Jet.com to Walmart for $3.3 billion less than three years after starting the company. As part of the sale of Jet.com to Walmart, Lore took on a five year contract as the President and CEO of Walmart’s e-commerce division. During his tenure, Lore helped Walmart become the second largest e-commerce shop, nudging out eBay for this position. His contract recently ended and he has announced he will share his new ventures soon.
Jack Ma is the founder, former Executive Chairman and current board member of Alibaba Group, the largest Chinese multinational platform specializing in eCommerce supply and distribution. Under Ma’s leadership, Alibaba set the record as the world’s biggest public stock offering when it raised $25 billion. He is #1 on the Forbes China Rich List for 2020, #17 on the Forbes Billionaires list for 2020, and #21 on the Forbes Powerful People list for 2018.
Daniel Zhang is the CEO of Alibaba Group. He took over the leadership role after Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, stepped down in September 2019. Zhang is an eCommerce veteran. Prior to stepping into the role of CEO of Alibaba, he was the CEO of Raobao and president of Tmall (owned by Alibaba). During his time managing Tmall he came up with the idea of Singles’ Day, a shopping holiday that grosses sales 3X higher than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined in the US.
Mickey Mikitani is the founder and CEO of Rakuten Group, a leading Internet services provider that serves the eCommerce marketplace by helping brands deliver exceptional customer service. Rakuten is now Japan’s biggest eCommerce retailer. Mikitani is listed at #6 on Forbes list for Japan’s 50 Richest, #383 on the Billionaires of 2020 list and #33 on the Richest in Tech for 2017 list.
Jeff Brooks is the CMO at Lemonade, an online insurance marketplace for renters, homeowners, term life, and pet health insurance. Prior to joining Lemonade, Brooks was known for his role as the Chief Marketing Office at Casper, where he led the largest P&L in the organization for his work on the eCommerce division.
Naama Bloom is a veteran in the eCommerce space. She started her career as the Head of Marketing for Harvest where she helped double revenue from $5MM to $10MM annually over an 18 month period. She repositioned the brand and relaunched the homepage to target decision makers which resulted in a 50% increase in visitor conversion rate. Bloom left Harvest to start HelloFlo, an award winning women’s monthly subscription box focused on reproductive health. She sold HelloFlo to SheKnowsMedia in 2016 and stayed on to serve as SVP of Integrated Marketing for a year before accepting the role of VP Marketing at Zulily, a high growth eCommerce business doing $1.7B in online revenue. She is currently the CMO for PuppySpot, the leading online marketplace connecting ethical breeders with forever families. Bloom is responsible for driving customer lifecycle and the eCommerce experience.
Brandon Leonardo is the cofounder of Instacart, an eCommerce platform for groceries that connects customers with local stores. Items can be purchased online and delivered to homes within 1 hour. Under Leonardo and his cofounder’s leadership, Instacart closed a $265 million funding round in March 2021 to scale the growth of its online grocery market.
Rob Hattrell is the VP of eBay for its European market where he is responsible for operations and growth. Prior to joining the eBay team, Hattrell was the Director of General Merchandise and the Online Director for General Merchandise for Tesco. He started his career at Accenture where he managed global retail strategy for clients. He has an M.A. in Geography from Oxford University.
Jay Lee is currently the Senior Vice President for the Americas, APAC, YK, Central, and Southern Europe as well as cross-border trade at eBay. Prior to taking on this role, he was the head of eBay’s core Marketplaces in EMEA. He initially joined the eBay team in 2002 to guide the growth of eBay in Asia Pacific. He has an MBA from Harvard and a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University.
Julie Loeger is the SVP and Chief Growth Officer at eBay where she leads the global customer experience and marketing teams. She helps to identify new growth channels and is focused on customer-centric innovation. Prior to joining eBay she was the EVP and CMO for Discover Financial Services. She has an MBA from Loyola University.
Jordan Sweetnam is the SVP and General Manager for the Americas at eBay. In his role, Sweetnam oversees marketing, merchandising, shipping, and the seller experience. He started his career in 2004 at eBay working in marketing analytics. He left the company in 2018 to become the SVP of Customer Experience at Walmart.com before returning to eBay in 2019 to take on his current role.
Pete Thompson is the SVP and Chief Product Officer at eBay where is spends his days thinking about how to make the shopping experience more user-friendly for buyers and sellers. Before joining the eBay team, Thompson was the VP of Alexa Voice Services at Amazon. He has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University.
Mazen Rawashdeh is the SVP and CTO at eBay where he leads the platform engineering team. He focuses on how AI, research, and data science can help the platform evolve and grow. He initially worked for eBay from 2003 to 2011 but left in 2011 to help Twitter scale leading into it’s IPO. He returned to eBay in 2016.
Stelleo Tolda is the COO of MercadoLibre, one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. Prior to taking on the role of COO, Tolda was the Country Manager for Brazil for over 10 years at MercadoLibre. He has an MBA as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Marcos Galperin is the CEO and founder of MercadoLibre. He started the business while he was earning his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2001 eBay acquired 19.5% of MercadoLibre making MercadoLibre eBay’s exclusive partner in the Latin American region. Galperin received the Konex Award in 2008 and the Platinum Konex Award in 2018 for his work as a game-changing Internet entrepreneur. He is worth an estimated $6 billion.
Daniel Rabinovich is the CTO for MercadoLibre. He started his career for the company as an application developer in 2000 and worked his way up to his current executive leadership position. Prior to joining MercadoLibre, Rabinovich was a developer for PeopleSoft. He as a graduate degree in Management of Technology Services from the University of San Andres.
Pedro Arnt is the CFO at MercadoLibre, where he manages the finances for one of the most successful global marketplaces. He oversaw the IPO of the business, and manages investor relationships, legal, and government functions for the billion dollar company. He has a graduate degree from the University of Oxford.
Steve Crusenberry is the VP of Infrastructure and Platform Engineering at Wayfair. Crusenberry has dedicated his career to helping e-commerce businesses scale their logistics. Prior to joining Wayfair Crusenberry was the SVP and General Manager of SaaS at Orion Health and the VP of Technology Infrastructure at Yahoo!
Grace Heintz is the Global Head of Merchandising at Wayfair where she focuses on a friendly customer shopping experience. She is responsible for enabling customer choice from Wayfair’s brand partners in different geographies. Prior to joining Wayfair, Heintz was the General Manager at Joss & Main. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Lefkowski is the VP of Global Brand and Curated Merchandising at Wayfair. She focuses on curating the best onsite shopping experience for all Wayfair customers. Prior to her current role at Wayfair she was also the Global Head of Brand and the Senior Director of Wayfair Promotions. Lefkowski holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Martin Reiter is the VP and Head of Europe at Wayfair where he oversees all departments for the European portion of the business. Prior to his current role, Reiter held other positions during Wayfair’s growth in marketing and promotions. Before joining Wayfair, Reiter was in charge of International Operations for Airbnb where he developed business in 40 countries across 4 continents. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Graz in Australia.
Ed Macri is the Chief of Product and Marketing at Wayfair. He has over 25 years of experience leading teams at the intersection of technology, product, analytics, and marketing. He initially joined the Wayfair team in 2007 as part of the analytics team that delivered the business intelligence needed to scale and grow. Macri has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Mathematics and Social Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Allan Lyall is the Chief Global Supply Chain Offer for Wayfair where he leads the warehouse operations team. He is focused on optimizing inbound and fulfillment operations to deliver the best experience for customers. Prior to his current role, Lyall was the Fulfillment Director for Tesco, the VP of European Operations for Amazon, and the Director of European Fulfillment for Apple.
Thomas Netzer is the Global COO of Wayfair where he is responsible for sales and service organization. He also works with the executive team to drive product innovation. Prior to joining Wayfair, Netzer was Senior Partner at McKinsey where he managed clients in the transportation and infrastructure industries. He has a PhD in business from the University of Cologne.
Steve Oblak is the Chief Commercial Officer for Wayfair where he oversees global retail, merchandising, and sales including pricing. Prior to his current role, he was also the SVP of Way.com and Lifestyle Brands and the Chief Merchandising Officer for North American Retail at the company. Prior to joining Wayfair, Oblak was the VP at River West Brands. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Bob Sherwin is the CMO at Wayfair where he oversees North American marketing and advertising. He started his career at the company in 2013 as the lead Acquisition Marketing manager where he helped to grow Wayfair’s customer base. Prior to joining Wayfair, Sherwin was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey where he was an advisor to Fortune 100 brands. He has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Stuart Aitken is the Chief Merchant and CMO at Kroger where he focuses on customer acquisition strategy, loyalty marketing, data mining, and audience segmentation. He is also responsible for analytics and execution of the e-commerce business. Prior to joining Kroger, Aitken held leadership positions for Michaels Stores and Safeway.
Yael Cosset is the CIO and Chief Digital Officer for Kroger. He leads all digital strategy including personalization and e-commerce. Prior to this role, Cosset was the Chief Commercial Officer and CIO for 84.51*, Kroger’s data analysis subsidiary. He holds an MBA from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Chambery.
Cara Sylvester is the EVP and Chief Marketing and Digital Officer for Target. In her current role, Sylvester is responsible for marketing, media, and creative strategy for retail and also leads Target’s e-commerce business and strategy. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dawn Block is the SVP of Digital at Target where she leads merchandising, product and digital operations for the e-commerce portion of the business. Prior to her current role, Block was also the VP of Target.com and mobile merchandising. Before joining Target, Block was the VP of Merchandising at Hayneedle and the Head of Merchandising for The Foundary, the flash sale site owned by Hayneedle.
Kelly Caruso is the CEO of Shipt, the same-day delivery service for groceries and household essentials. Shipt was acquired by Target in 2017 for $550 million but remains an independent subsidiary. Prior to taking on the role of CEO a Shipt, Caruso was the SVP of Hardlines and the President of Sourcing Services for Target. She has also held the role of Assistant Buyer for Abercrombie & Fitch.
Tammy Redpath is the SVP of Marketing and Loyalty at Target where she is responsible for overseeing global marketing for retail and e-commerce. Before taking on the role of SVP of Marketing, Redpath was the President for Target in India and the SVP of Target Creative and Marketing Operations. She started her career as an Executive Team Leader in Target stores and worked her way up within the company over the course of 30 years. Redpath holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Saint Thomas.
Brian Tilzer is the Chief Digital and Technology Office at Best Buy where he is responsible for creating a smooth omnichannel customer experience. Prior to joining Best Buy, Tilzer was also the Chief Digital Officer for CVS Health where he helped the brand unlock the path to digital success. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
Frank Crowson is the Chief Marketing Officer for Best Buy where he oversees the marketing strategy responsible for retail and online sales growth. He is also responsible for operations and technology. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Marketing Officer Crowson was the SVP of Marketing for three years. Before joining Best Buy he held leadership roles at Guitar Center and Target.
Damien Harmon is the President of Operations at Best Buy where he is responsible for the creation of a seamless customer experience in stores and online. He oversees an omnichannel approach to operations and services that touches retail, e-commerce, and the in-home experience through the Geek Squad tech support service.
Naho Kono is the Chief Marketing Officer for Rakuten. Kono has been with e-commerce giant for over 15 years in various roles including heading up the company’s primary e-commerce operations as well as mobile e-commerce. Prior to Kono’s promotion as CMO, Mickey Mikitanni held the position of CMO since he founded Rakuten. Kono is the first woman to be selected into an executive officer position for the company.
Terje Marthinussen is the CTO and Managing Executive Officer for Rakuten. He oversees IT development to ensure the e-commerce platform is delivering a smooth customer experience. He is responsible for the full tech stack. Prior to taking on the role of CTO, Mathinussen was the Chief Architect of Search Platform Development and Manager of Big Data. Before joining Rakuten, he was a Senior Development Lead for Microsoft.
Tareq Amin is the CTO for Rakuten Mobile where he oversees the development of the company’s e-commerce services over 4G and 5G networks, mobile network architecture, mobile development and automation. Prior to joining Rakuten, Amin was the Senior Vice President of Technology for Hio and the SVP of Products and Services for T-Force.
Joe Tasai is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Alibaba, the largest online import and expert marketplace. He developed Alibaba’s financial and legal structure when the company was first developed. He is the second largest individual shareholder in Alibaba after Jack Ma and is worth an estimated $13 billion USD. In addition to his leadership role at Alibaba, Tasai is also the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, an NBA team based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2017 he received the George H.W. Bush ‘48 Lifetime of Leadership Award’ from Yale.
J. Michael Evans is the President of Alibaba where he oversees growth of the marketplace outside of China. Prior to joining Alibaba, Evans spend 20 years as Vice Chairman for Goldman Sachs, which is where he met Jack Ma when Ma was seeking investment for Alibaba in its early days.
Trudy Dai is the President of Wholesale Marketplaces at Alibaba where she is responsible for both the Chinese wholesale marketplaces as well as AliExpress, Alibaba’s international marketplace. Prior to taking on her current role. Dai has also held roles as the Chief Customer Officer and Chief People Officer for the company. Before joining Alibaba, Dau was the VP of Human Resources at China Yahoo!
Jeff Zhang is the President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. Prior to taking on this role, Zhang was the CTO for Alibaba where he is responsible for the tech stack and digital operations that make the online marketplace go. Before that he held multiple titles for Alibaba including Lead for Taobao Marketplace’s tech infrastructure team and Vice President of Website and Technology for Alibaba.com’s China operations.
Chris Tung is the Chief Marketing Officer for Alibaba where he leads the brand voice for the international marketplace. He also oversees the tools that allow global brands to run their own marketing campaigns on the Alibaba e-commerce platforms. He spearheaded the successful Double 11 Day Sale which takes place on 11.11 or November 11th which has turned into a mega global shopping day that connects merchants with shoppers on the Alibaba platforms.
Jianwen Liao is the Chief Strategy Officer for JD.com where he leads all of JD’s strategic planning, investment, and platform innovation. He has been instrumental in forming the marketplace into a technology business with a supply chain at its core rather than just another online marketplace. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.
Rui Yu is the CEO of JD Logistics where he is responsible for the retail and logistics departments where he ensures the marketplace is efficiently serving its international customer base. Prior to taking on the role of CEO for JD Logistics, Yu was also the head of JD’s customer service department and Chief Human Resources Officer. He has an EMBA from CEIBS.
Chris Feng is the CEO of Shopee, Southwest Asia’s leading e-commerce platform. Feng took on the role of CEO in 2014 and led the company to $10bn in gross merchandise value by 2018. He is also the CEO for SeaMoney, an online payment platform. Prior to joining Shopee, Feng was Head of Mobile Business for Garena Online where he managed their mobile app and e-comerce platform. He has a diploma in Management Science from Stanford.
David Chen is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Shopee, he is also the co-founder of parent company Sea. Prior to founding Sea, Chen worked as a computer engineer for PSA Corp. He is now worth an estimated $2.4 billion USD.
Nok Anulomsombut is the CEO of Sea in Thailand, the parent company to Shoppee. Anulomsombut manages business in APAC and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Sea, Anulomsombut was a consultant to Sea via The Boston Consulting Group. She holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Robert Gentz is the co-founder and co-CEO of Zalando, Europe’s leading fashion marketplace. Gentz has been instrumental in the growth of Zalando and helped spearhead it’s IPO in 2014, which was noted as the largest tech IPO in Germany since Deutsche Telekom in 2000. Gentz manages the company’s overall strategy as well as corporate affairs.
David Schneider is the co-founder and co-CEO of Zalando, where he manages brand partnerships, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. His role is to ensure the marketplace offers fashionable pieces that consumers love.
Jim Freeman is the Chief Product Officer for Zalando where he manages platform development and marketing across the ecommerce company’s 17 markets in 12 languages. He also serves on the management board as the consumer perspective representative. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Product Officer, Freeman was Zalando’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering. Before joining Zalando, he was the VP of Alexa Communications for Amazon.
Hermant Badri is the SVP and Head of Supply Chain for Flipkart, the largest e-commerce marketplace in India. In this role, Badri oversees operations, manufacturing, logistics, planning, supply chain optimization and transportation. Prior to taking on this role with Flipkart, Badri was the VP of Worldwide Planning for Unilever.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the CEO of FlipKart where he is responsible for platform and brand growth. Prior to being promoted into the role of CEO, Krishnamurthy was the Head of Category Design for the company. He has also held the roles of Manager Director for Tiger Global Management as well as Director of FInancial Planning and Analysis for eBay Asia Pacific. Under his leadership Flipkart achieved a 12% increase in revenue last year, reaching $346 billion Indian rupees or $4.6 million US dollars.
Binny Bansal is the co-founder of Flipkart, one of the largest e-commerce marketplaces in India. He started the company in 2007 with Sachin Bansal with a total investment of $6,000. In 2017 Walmart bought a 77% stake in the company for $16 billion; he still owns a minority stake in the company. He is on Forbes Billionaires list for 2021 and on Singapore’s 50 Richest List for 2020 as well as India’s Richest list for 2015.
Minish Chandra is the founder and CEO of Poshmark, the largest online platform for buying, selling, and sharing personal style. Under his leadership the company has scaled from the ground up to $262.1 million in revenue in 2020. Chandra’s background is in marketing. Prior to founding Poshmark, he was VP Marketing for Versant Corporation and also the founder of Kaboodle, another online shopping website that he sold to Hearst. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
Guatam Golwala is the co-founder and CTO of Poshmark where he leads the marketplace’s engineering growth strategy. Prior to founding Poshmark he co-founded Kaboodle, an online shopping marketplace where he focused on building out machine learning systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chetan Pungaliya is the co-founder and SVP of Engineering for Poshmark where he leads the engineering teams on platform development. Prior to founding Poshmark, Pungaliya was also the co-founder and VP of Engineering for Kaboodle, an online social shopping community that was acquired by Hearst in 2007. His leadership helped the company achieve $262.1 million in net revenue in 2020, a 28% increase over the previous year.
Barkha Saxena is the Chief Data Officer at Poshmark where she leads a team of data analysis and engineers that help the platform grow using data-driven decisions. She oversees data science and machine learning to help ensure the platform is always innovating. Prior to joining Poshmark, Saxena was the VP of Data Science for Nomis Solutions and VP of Data Science Digital Advertising Products for comScore. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven Tristan Young is the Chief Marketing Officer for Poshmark, the largest social marketplace for fashion. In his role, Young leads platform growth and brand marketing. Young has a strong career in helping startups scale and grow. Prior to joining Poshmark, Young was the VP of Growth for GrubHub and the Senior Manager for Online Acquisition for DirectTV. He holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Johnson is the CEO of Overstock.com and the President of Medici Ventures, Overstock’s blockchain accelerator. Johnson has held multiple roles with the company for over 20 years, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In his current role, Johnson is responsible for the company’s growth trajectory and success. He has a law degree from BYU Law School.
Mark Baker is the Chief Product Officer for Overstock.com where he leads product management and the user experience. Baker has been with the company since 2011 and has held multiple roles during the company’s growth, including Director of Software Development, Application Architect, and VP of Product and Technology. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Elizabeth Solomon is the Chief Marketing Officer for Overstock.com where she oversees customer acquisition and retention, communications, and marketing technologies to support brand expansion. Prior to joining Overstock.com Soloman was the Head of Global Private Brands Marketing for Amazon. She has also held the role of VP Marketing for Samsung Electronics.
Joel Weight is the Chief Technology Officer for Overstock.com where he is responsible for leading and integrating all tech functions. He interfaces with the customer, marketing, and merchandising teams to deliver a strong customer experience across the platform. Prior to taking on the CTO role for Overstock.com, Weight was the CTO and COO for Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s blockchain accelerator. Previously he also head the roles of Architect and Lead Architect for Overstock.com
Jose Neves is the founder and CEO of Farfetch which exceeded $1.7 billion in revenue in 2020. Under his leadership, the online marketplace saw 41% year-over-year growth and the digital platform achieved 46% gross profit margin. Prior to launching Farfetch, Neves owned several other fashion businesses including SWEAR, a footwear business, SIX London a fashion wholesale company, and bstore, a boutique that won the British Fashion Award for Retailer of the Year in 2006.
Jeffrey Fowler is the President of the Americas for FarFetch, one of the largest online luxury fashion shops. He is responsible for expanding the brand’s footprint in North and South America with both customers and retail partners. He is an elected member for the Board of Directors of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Couture Council, and was chosen as one of Women’s Wear Daily’s 40 Under 40 members. Prior to taking on his role with FarFetch, Fowler worked in leadership roles for Louis Vuitton, TAG Heuer, Cartier, and Tesla.
Arnie Katz is the Chief Product and Technology Officer for The RealReal where he focuses on accelerating growth for the online marketplace through platform optimization. Prior to joining The RealReal, Katz was the Chief Product and Technology Officer for StubHub and VP of Product and Engineering for Walmart Labs International eCommerce division.
Rati Sahi Levesque is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The RealReal, an online and retail consignment marketplace for personal luxury items. She was the company’s first Chief Merchant and has worked closely with the founder of the company since its early days to grow the product offerings and customer base. She thinks deeply about engaging customers with unique, high-end products that appeal to them. Prior to joining The RealReal, Levesque owned a brick-and-mortar boutique for luxury items.
Gang Ye is the Chief Operating Officer of Shoppee and a cofounder of parent company, Sea. Prior to taking on his current role, Ye was the Chief Technology Officer for the e-commerce platform. He is worth $7.3 Billion USD and is included on the Forbes list for Singapore’s 50 Richest in 2020. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon.
Forrest Li is the Chairman and CEO of Shoppee, a role he’s held since the company was founded. He is also a co-founder of Sea, Shoppee’s parent company. Li became one of Singapore’s 50 Richest people after listing Sea on the New York Stock Exchange in 2017. In addition to his entrepreneurial roles, Li is also a non-executive director for Shangri-La Asia Limited, and on the advisory council of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He has an MBA from Stanford.
Chris Homer is the co-founder and COO of thredUp, one of the largest online consignment marketplaces. In his current role, Homer leads the technical direction of the company where he oversees challenges to foster platform growth. He helped to oversee the company’s IPO in March 2021. Homer holds an MBA from Harvard, and a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University.
Karen Clark is the VP of Marketing and Communications for ThredUp where she oversees customer acquisition and brand growth. Prior to her current role, Clark held other roles for the company including Head of Merchandising and Marketing and PR Director. She has also held the role of VP of Marketing for Hinge App. Under her marketing leadership, ThredUp reaching $186 million in revenue in 2020 up from $163 million in 2019.
Maximilian Bittner is the CEO of Vestiaire Collective, an international marketplace for pre-owned bags, shoes, watches, and other fashionable items. Under his leadership, the marketplace is estimated to generate $115 million in revenue per year. Earlier in 2020, the company raised $216 in venture capital at a valuation of $1 billion. Prior to creating Vestiaire Collective, Bittner also cofounded Lazada, another e-commerce marketplace which he sold to Alibaba Group for $4 billion.
Allison Hopkins is the Chief People Officer for ThredUp, a role she's held for five years. Prior, she also served as COO for the company. Hopkins has dedicated her career to HR & Operations for businesses of all sizes, including E*TRADE, Hewlett Packard, Netflix, Eat Just, and other startups and Fortune 500 companies.
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