Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Joins GLAMSQUAD As CEO

Leading On-Demand Beauty Service App Taps Gilt Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor to Lead Growth

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GLAMSQUAD, the premier on-demand beauty service app today announced the key appointment of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson as president and chief executive officer. Wilson joins from Gilt where she was co-founder and strategic advisor.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Founded on the concept that getting ready should be a whole lot easier, GLAMSQUAD is the premiere app-based service that delivers high-quality and affordable at-home beauty services by experienced stylists. At GLAMSQUAD, Wilson will help lead the expansion into new service lines, geographies and revenue streams.

"GLAMSQUAD's early stage traction and customer engagement are remarkable. I am thrilled to be joining such a fantastic team and share their vision and passion for improving women's lives," said Wilson. "We intend to build on a powerful business idea and accelerate growth in new markets in a disruptive, highly scalable way."

Wilson brings 15 years of international experience in luxury goods, retail and finance to her role at GLAMSQUAD. She held prior positions at Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and Merrill Lynch. Most recently as co-founder of Gilt, Wilson helped lead the innovative online shopping destination in a variety of executive roles from its start-up phase to a global online retail platform with over 9 million members and over 1,000 employees. While there, Wilson variously served as chief merchandising officer, head of national sales for Gilt City, head of brand relations, and most recently, head of strategic alliances. Wilson will continue in the role of strategic advisor at Gilt.

Wilson has extensive experience serving on the advisory boards of venture-backed consumer technology businesses including Birchbox and Rent the Runway, and is also an active angel investor. Through a number of organizations including Techstars and Venture for America, she occupies a prominent role in the New York City startup community as a mentor to many emerging entrepreneurs. Wilson is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurship and female empowerment in the workplace and is frequently invited to speak on the subject. She has given keynote addresses at numerous technology, marketing and retail conferences as well as for corporations, universities and women's organizations throughout the United StatesWilson is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, about her experience as an early stage entrepreneur.

Concurrent with Wilson's arrival, co-founder Victoria Eisner will assume the role of GLAMSQUAD Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer. Eisner noted, "Alexandra is the perfect addition to the GLAMSQUAD team and the fact that she has chosen to work with us on her next entrepreneurial venture is a testament to our early traction and execution. She deeply understands our mission to make getting ready a whole lot easier and represents and understands our core customer. Beyond that she is a born leader, a founder, an entrepreneur and an inspiration to businesswomen everywhere."

"In welcoming Alexandra to GLAMSQUAD's founding team we are taking a pivotal step towards fulfilling the strategic vision we have for the company," said GLAMSQUAD Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Jason Perri.  "She is a well-known and highly-respected pioneer in e-commerce, and her expertise will help guide the next stage of GLAMSQUAD'S evolution into a robust beauty marketplace and lifestyle portal."

Wilson and Eisner will assume their new roles on September 1, 2014

About GLAMSQUAD

GLAMSQUAD, is an app-based beauty provider delivering professional beauty services to the home or office in as little as an hour's notice. The team of experienced hair stylists and make-up artists are hand-picked and trained extensively by creative director, and Frederic Fekkai veteran, Giovanni Vaccaro and by director of makeup artistry Kelli J. Bartlett, previously a senior artist and manager of multiple MAC Cosmetics locations in New York. Vaccaro developed and oversees GLAMSQUAD's proprietary training and character-assessment techniques, which guarantee consistent, high quality results and a positive stylist experience with every appointment. With personalized, one-on-one consultations and a signature range of inspirational looks, GLAMSQUAD offers clients the full celebrity-experience, making them look and feel more glamorous than ever before. Currently operating in New York, the company is currently rolling out on-demand service in Los Angeles and will debut in other cities soon.

GLAMSQUAD was founded in January 2013 and formally launched in January 2014. Its founding team includes Victoria Eisner, Jason Perri and David Goldweitz.

The GLAMSQUAD app is available for free download. Prices range from $50 for hair services and $75 for makeup applications. For more information visit www.GLAMSQUAD.com.

Download GLAMSQUAD from the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glamsquad/id766676007?mt=8

Like GLAMSQUAD on Facebook: www.facebook.com/glamsquadNYC 
Follow GLAMSQUAD on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GlamSquadApp
Follow GLAMSQUAD on Instagram: www.instagram.com/glamsquadnyc

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135305

SOURCE GLAMSQUAD

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named "Media Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the tec...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.