NEW YORK-Gilt has named Michelle Peluso its CEO, effective at the end of this coming February.
Currently, Peluso serves as global consumer chief marketing and Internet officer for Citigroup. She has also served on Gilt’s board of directors since October 2009.
As part of this move, Kevin Ryan, Gilt’s founder and current CEO, will become chairman. Susan Lyne, current chairman, will become vice chairman.
Peluso has been with Citigroup since 2009. Prior to that, she served in several high-level executive positions with Travelocity, including CEO, a post she held from 2003 to 2009. She joined Travelocity after the travel website acquired Site59, also a travel site, which she founded in 2000.
“Michelle’s deep Internet experience, coupled with her operating and marketing background, made her my ideal choice to be Gilt’s CEO going forward,” Ryan said.