1stdibs CEO joins Farfetch as non-executive director
The Farfetch Group has named David Rosenblatt, CEO of major luxury gods marketplace 1stdibs, to its board as a non-executive director.
The company has been adding to its boardroom talent in recent periods as it gears up for major expansion and a potential IPO.
Roseblatt’s appointment adds a seasoned executive with 25 years of experience to the board. Since joining 1stdibs in 2011, he has successfully transformed the business from an advertising model to an e-commerce marketplace, globalised the platform and scaled operations, the company said.
Prior to 1stdibs, he was the CEO of DoubleClick, the ad technology vendor and display advertising marketplace, which was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in 2008. At DoubleClick, David helped create the display advertising industry, including overseeing the launch of the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
Farfetch chief José Neves said he “has a wealth of experience in building global technology-based businesses… and [we] look forward to many years of working with him as we continue to expand our business."
So far this year the company has named Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet as its co-chairman, landed a deal with Condé Nast to be the luxury publishing giant’s e-tail partner, announced plans for a giant new hub in Lisbon employing hundreds of staff, named John Veichmanis its new chief marketing officer and unveiled a strategic partnership with e-commerce giant JD.com, opening a gateway to China’s luxury market. Oh, and it’s also dodged questions about the prospects for that possible $5 billion IPO.
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