FORA.tv Speaker - Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

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Biography

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is founder and chief merchandising officer of Gilt Groupe. She is on the forefront of revolutionizing the landscape of luxury e-commerce. Prior to co-founding Gilt Groupe, Alexandra ran operations at Bulgari, overseeing 15 North American stores. Before working at Bulgari, she ran leather goods sales planning for Louis Vuitton North America. Alexandra began her career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, spending her time between New York, London and Latin America.

She subsequently entered the retail world working for retail guru Marvin Traub at Financo Inc. Alexandra holds a B.A. from Harvard College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Alexandra speaks five languages. She is involved in a number of not for profits including: Dress for Success, Endeavor Global, Robin Hood Foundation and ProMujer. She is also an active fundraiser for her alma maters The Brearley School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University. Alexandra is an official mentor for Tech Stars and an unofficial mentor for many budding entrepreneurs.

2 Programs

Entrepreneurship: Talk'in About Our Generations

09.19.11 | 00:47:12 min | 0 comments

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson: Making Retail Fun Again

09.15.11 | 00:26:45 min | 0 comments