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Ex-Google Exec Singh Cassidy Getting Dressed for Success by Joining J. Crew Board?


Oh, it’s the middle of August, so why not report this little tidbit: Former Google exec Sukhinder Singh Cassidy has been appointed to the board of the J. Crew Group, the well-known New York-based specialty retailer.

She is now a CEO-in-Residence at Accel Partners in Palo Alto, Calif., after leaving her longtime job at Google (GOOG), where she was president of its Asia-Pacific and Latin American operations.

Previous to her stint at the search giant, Singh Cassidy was at Yodlee, an online banking start-up, which was backed by Accel–along with stints at Amazon (AMZN) and OpenTV (OPTV).

She was also one of Google’s more visible execs and highest-ranking women leaders.

So, of course, BoomTown is more interested in where the 39-year-old Singh Cassidy will land next as a top exec at a Silicon Valley Web operation.

But, until then, here’s the official press release about her new director job at J. Crew (JCG):

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–J. Crew Group, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: JCG) today announced that Sukhinder Singh Cassidy had been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective August 14, 2009. In addition, Jonathan Coslet, has advised the Company of his intention to resign from the Board of Directors, effective August 14, 2009 in order to focus on his responsibilities at TPG Capital L.P.

Ms. Singh Cassidy, 39, is CEO-in-residence at Accel Partners, a global venture and growth equity firm, since April 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Singh Cassidy was a global Vice-President of Sales and Operations for Google, Inc., and from 2005 to 2009 she was Google’s President for Asia-Pacific & Latin America Operations. From 2003 to 2005, she was Google’s General Manager of Local Search, Video and Print Partnerships.

Millard Drexler, J.Crew’s Chairman and CEO said, “We are pleased to welcome Sukhinder to our Board. Her experience with new media and internet strategy make her a great fit for our Board of Directors and for J.Crew. We also want to thank Jonathan for his many contributions and support over the years.”

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