Mr. Vadon is one of the country’s leading internet retailing entrepreneurs, having co-founded two highly successful online specialty retail businesses. He brings to our Board in-depth experience in developing online businesses, effectively managing the use of technology, developing mobile applications and the associated user interfaces, as well as critical business analytic acumen. His expertise is an invaluable resource for the Company as we continue to implement our interconnected retail strategy.
In 2009, Mr. Vadon co-founded zulily, Inc., a daily deals site for moms, babies and kids, and currently serves as the Chairman of its board of directors. In 1999, Mr. Vadon founded Blue Nile, Inc., the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, and served as the Chairman of its board of directors from its inception through 2013.
During Blue Nile’s history, Mr. Vadon has also served as its Executive Chairman (from 2008 to 2011), Chief Executive Officer (from 1999 to 2008) and President (from 1999 to 2007). Prior to founding Blue Nile, Mr. Vadon was a consultant for Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, which he joined in 1992.
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|Dec 30, 2015||Sramana Mitra - Zulily Went Away on a Flash Deal|
|Dec 15, 2015||Boston Tech Flash - Gilt Groupe may be sold: Where are its flash-site rivals now?|
|Aug 17, 2015||GeekWire - Zulily assures employees that QVC sale is about growth, not layoffs or cost savings - GeekWire|
|Aug 17, 2015||Inc.com - How Zulily's Unique Distribution Model Broke Down|
|Aug 17, 2015||GeekWire - Zulily sold to QVC for $2.4 billion - GeekWire|
|Aug 17, 2015||CNet - QVC owner to buy Zulily shopping site for $2.4 billion - CNET|
|Aug 17, 2015||GeekWire - Zulily founders to take home nearly half of the $2.4B from blockbuster sale to QVC - GeekWire|
|Aug 17, 2015||Bloomberg - Liberty Interactive’s QVC to Buy Zulily for $2.4 Billion|