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Alexis Maybank      

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Gilt

Alexis has dedicated her career to building and launching innovative and compelling ecommerce experiences for consumers. In 2007, Alexis became a founding CEO of Gilt, working to expand the company’s sales categories from women’s brands to include lifestyle categories such as sporting goods, home decor, children’s apparel, local experiences and luxury travel services.

Prior to founding Gilt, Alexis served as general manager and business development director for AOL’s ecommerce businesses. In 1998, she became an early member of the eBay team, where she helped launch the company’s first strategic planning group and also launched eBay Canada, which grew to become Canada’s largest ecommerce business. She later helped found eBay Motors, which grew to over $2.5 billion in gross sales and continues to be the largest category of goods sold on eBay today.

Alexis holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Springboard Enterprises’ Media/Tech Council. She also serves as Director for National Audubon Society and for Girls Who Code. In 2009, Alexis was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40″ and was awarded Ernst and Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.

Alexis currently resides in New York City.

Speech Topics

The Woman as Entrepreneur

Why 50% of the Population Only Starts 30% of New Businesses - And Why That's Changing

The Gilt Story

The Online Shopping Phenomenon

Why Entrepreneurs Fail

The Three Reasons Start Ups Don't Make It -- And How to Avoid Them


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