Blue Nile Appoints Jason Goldberger as President and Chief Executive OfficerJune 11, 17
(IDEX Online) – Diamond and fine jewelry retailer Blue Nile has appointed Jason Goldberger as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 12, to succeed Harvey Kanter, who will serve as Chairman and continue to play an important role in the strategic direction of the company.
Goldberger, aged 45, has more than 20 years of executive leadership in merchandising, digital innovation, marketing, and product management across leading online retail organizations including Target, Gilt Groupe, Hayneedle, and Amazon, Blue Nile said in a statement. He mostly recently served as Chief Digital Officer and President of Target.com, where he was responsible for digital strategy and execution.
“Blue Nile has offered customers unsurpassed value in an easy, intuitive shopping experience for nearly 20 years. I am truly excited to lead the company in deepening our relationship with customers to accelerate the growth of our business,” said Goldberger. “We will continue to build on our leadership position to drive profitable growth through enhanced marketing, investments in the user experience, improved sourcing, and a continued focus on offering the most compelling diamond and fine jewelry assortment in the world."
Kanter said: “As the Board and I discussed succession planning, we agreed this is the right time to bring in a new CEO to lead the company’s next phase of growth. Jason is an experienced leader with deep ecommerce experience who will work closely with the team to innovate, secure, and further our position as the smartest, easiest, and most pressure-free way for consumers to buy a diamond. I look forward to working with him as Blue Nile continues to create superior customer experiences.”