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Founder & CEO, Gilt Groupe

Founder & CEO, Gilt Groupe

Kevin P. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices.

In 2007, Kevin along with a founding team created Gilt Groupe as an invitation-only site for coveted women’s apparel and accessories. Today, Gilt Groupe has expanded to include business lines in home décor (Gilt Home); kids & baby (Gilt Kids); men’s apparel and gear (Gilt MAN); artisanal food and wines (Gilt Taste); an online retail store for men’s apparel and accessories (Park & Bond); vacation travel (Jetsetter); local U.S. services and experiences (Gilt City), and has founded the leading flash-sale site in Japan (Gilt Japan).

Kevin is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in the United States having founded several New York-based businesses, including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, and 10gen/MongoDB. Kevin helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as president and later as CEO. He fostered DoubleClick's growth from a 20-person startup to a global leader with over 1,500 employees.

Currently, Kevin serves on the board of Human Rights Watch, the NYC Investment Fund and INSEAD, and is a member of the Yale International Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.