A conversation with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of GLAMSQUAD; Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor of Gilt
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a digital entrepreneur who co-founded the influential e-commerce retailer Gilt and currently oversees the mobile app startup GLAMSQUAD, home-delivering affordable beauty services to tech savvy consumers.
Before co-founding Gilt, Alexandra managed retail operations at Bulgari, overseeing 15 North American stores. Before working at Bulgari, Alexandra managed Leather Goods Sales Planning for Louis Vuitton North America. She had previously worked at Financo for the late retail guru Marvin Traub, former Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdales. Alexandra began her career working for 3 years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch.
Alexandra holds a B.A. from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She speaks five languages.
Alexandra is on the Board of Directors of Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq: PERY). She has served on the non-profit boards of: Dress for Success Worldwide, The National Retail Federation Foundation, Women’s Forum, Inc and Fashion Group International. She is an active fundraiser for her alma maters The Brearley School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Harvard University.
Alexandra, together with Gilt co-founder Alexis Maybank, is the author of the New York Times bestselling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop (Portfolio/Penguin).