Amazon clothing executive Jeff Yurcisin takes the helm at Zulily as the company’s new president

Seattle-based retail big Zulily lastly has a new chief.

Former Amazon executive and Shopbop CEO Jeff Yurcisin will serve as the company’s president beginning Aug. 15, Zulily introduced Tuesday, filling a management gap left by longtime CEO Darrell Cavens.

Cavens left his role in October to guide new ventures for QVC’s Qurate Retail Group. That group contains Zulily, which QVC purchased for $2.9 billion in 2015.

Zulily has been growing at a blistering pace in the previous few months. In the first quarter of 2018, its income elevated 17 % and its buyer base grew 24 % to six.1 million customers on high of significant growth in 2017.

Yurcisin brings a heft of expertise to capitalize on that progress. He has spent the previous 14 years as an executive and director at Amazon, main a number of of the company’s clothing retail efforts. He was most just lately the VP of Softline Non-public Manufacturers, Amazon’s personal trend labels, and previously served as the VP of all Amazon clothing. He additionally spent seven years as the CEO of subsidiary Shopbop, a web based clothing retailer that Amazon purchased in 2006.

His departure marks one more high-level executive poached away from Amazon, following a string of departures amongst executives main AI, voice expertise and extra.

“Jeff has a powerful observe document of inspiring his groups to defy conference, discover new methods to please clients and drive progress,” Quarte Retail CEO Mike George stated in a press launch. “Together with his ardour for innovation in retail, Jeff is a perfect executive to construct on Zulily’s momentum. As well as, Jeff will assist us nurture and leverage the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Zulily such an asset for the total Qurate Retail Group.’”

Lori Twomey, a longtime Zulily executive who has been main the firm as interim president, will keep on in her former function as the company’s chief service provider after Yurcisin begins his new function. She has served as Zulily’s chief service provider since 2009, earlier than even the launch of zulily.com.

“I want to thank Lori for serving as interim president, along with her tasks as chief service provider, as she and the Zulily management crew continued to drive the enterprise ahead and develop by 17 % throughout Q1,” George stated.

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