Nike has elected Michelle A. Peluso to the company’s board of directors. Peluso is CEO of Gilt, an online shopping destination offering its members top designer labels at up to 60% off retail.
“Michelle’s leadership experience in marketing, branding, innovation, and digital media for global brands makes her an outstanding addition to our board,” said Philip H. Knight, Nike co-founder and chairman. “We look forward to her contributions to expand Nike’s position as the world’s leading athletic brand and industry innovator.”
Peluso served on the Gilt board of directors until her appointment as CEO last year. Prior to joining Gilt, she served as global consumer chief marketing and Internet officer of Citigroup from 2009 to 2013, and from 2002 to 2009, she held senior management positions at Travelocity.com, being appointed chief operating officer in 2003, and president and CEO in 2004. Prior to joining Travelocity, in 1999 she founded Site59, an online travel site, serving as its CEO until its acquisition by Travelocity in 2002. Peluso was also a director of OpenTable from 2008 to 2012.