Gilt Groupe Snags New Chief Marketing Officer from JustFabulous

Closely following dozens of layoffs, the Gilt Groupe has appointed Elizabeth Francis to the position of chief marketing officer. Francis will be responsible for acquiring new customers and customer retention across the company’s flash sales sites and full-priced apparel and food sites. Francis takes over the role from Alexis Maybank, a founder of Gilt, who will resume the position of chief strategy officer. Prior to Gilt, Francis was the chief marketing officer at Intelligent Beauty and president of JustFabulous, an online fashion and accessories brand that recently raised $33 million in capital.


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