The Farfetch Group has confirmed that David Rosenblatt (pictured), CEO of 1stdibs, has joined the Farfetch board of directors as a non-executive board member.
Bringing 25 years of experience to the role, Rosenblatt is currently the CEO of 1stdibs, a leading marketplace for luxury goods. Since joining 1stdibs in 2011, he has successfully transformed the business from an advertising model to an ecommerce marketplace, globalized the platform and scaled operations.
Prior to 1stdibs, Rosenblatt was the CEO of DoubleClick, a leading ad technology vendor and display advertising marketplace, which was acquired by Google for $3.2b in 2008. At DoubleClick, he helped create the display advertising industry, including overseeing the launch of the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
“We are delighted to have David join our board of directors,” says José Neves, co-chairman and founder of Farfetch Group. “David has a wealth of experience in building global technology-based businesses, including DoubleClick and 1stdibs. We’re honoured by his appointment and look forward to many years of working with him as we continue to expand our business.”
Rosenblatt, adds, “José and the Farfetch team have done a fantastic job building a global, leading full-price luxury fashion ecommerce business and I am thrilled to join the board of directors to help contribute to the success of the company. Farfetch and 1stdibs have similar business models and customers, yet a different product offering, and I look forward to working with the company to further its growth.”
Rosenblatt’s appointment follows a number of pivotal milestones for Farfetch Group this year, including: the launch of Farfetch For All employee shares scheme; the appointment of Natalie Massenet as non-executive co-chairman; the unveiling of Farfetch’s business unit Store of The Future at Farfetch’s inaugural invitation only conference, FarfetchOS, the collaboration with Gucci to launch new delivery service Store to Door in 90 Minutes in 10 global cities, a global content and commerce partnership with Condé Nast; and a strategic partnership with e-commerce giant JD.com, opening a gateway to China’s luxury market.
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