Chairish Adds Key Hires to Product and Marketing Teams
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chairish, an online consignment marketplace for design lovers to buy and sell pre-owned home furnishings, today announced five additions to its team. The notable hires are Giacomo DiGrigoli, formerly of One Kings Lane, as Vice President of Product; Jae Hah, formerly of Fab and Design Within Reach, as Vice President of Merchandising & Sales; Mugs Buckley, formerly of Federated Media, as Head of Media Partnerships; Jennifer Rivas, formerly of Piperlime, as Head of Publicity; and Jennifer Olsen, formerly of Crate and Barrel, as an advisor. Giacomo, Jae, Mugs and Jen will join the company’s staff at its headquarters in San Francisco, bringing the Chairish team to 25 people.
“Our company is well-positioned in our market and I know the addition of these all-stars to our team will help us grow even faster.”
“We are thrilled to welcome these amazingly talented industry experts to the Chairish family,” said Anna Brockway, Chairish Co-Founder and Chief Curator. “Our company is well-positioned in our market and I know the addition of these all-stars to our team will help us grow even faster.”
Giacomo DiGrigoli, Vice President of Product
Most recently Senior Director of Product at One Kings Lane, DiGrigoli joins Chairish as its first VP of Product. A veteran of multiple Silicon Valley startups, including early roles at PayPal and Yammer, he brings 15 years of experience in consumer and enterprise product management and design leadership to Chairish. He earned his BA in Psychology from Yale University.
DiGrigoli is a vintage-decor fanatic and a regular at flea markets and vintage shops. He says he thrives on the hunt for finding the perfect unique pieces at great prices, and looks forward to using Chairish to shop and upcycle some of his own great finds.
Jae Hah, Vice President of Merchandising & Sales
Hah joins Chairish as its first Vice President of Merchandising & Sales. Hah was most recently the Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts at Fab and was instrumental in leading global merchandising and business development efforts towards its $1 billion evaluation. Hah was born in South Korea and raised in New York City where she has devoted her career to the sales, design and home furnishing industries. Jae had a long and accomplished tenure at Design Within Reach during which time she earned her MBA at Zicklin Business School. She is thrilled to join Chairish and to help build the authoritative brand for pre-owned furnishings. Jae lives with her novelist husband in Queens, New York.
Mugs Buckley, Head of Media Partnerships
Buckley joins Chairish as the Head of Media Partnerships, responsible for paid media strategy and partnerships. She has more than 15 years of experience developing large-scale digital marketing programs. Prior to Chairish, she served as VP of Marketing at Federated Media, where she worked closely with many blue chip brands and influential bloggers to develop content marketing programs.
Buckley began her career at the Discovery Channel where she was the Executive Producer of Discovery's award-winning multimedia production unit. She has held management positions at Comcast, ZDTV (now EsquireTV), Liberate Technologies and RespondTV. Buckley is a member of the Producers Guild of America's New Media Group and of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Interactive Media Committee. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Jennifer Rivas, Head of Publicity
Rivas joins Chairish as its first Head of Publicity, bringing 15 years of experience helping brands connect with their consumers through storytelling, memorable experiences, unique partnerships and social media. Her experience includes securing brand placement in print, online and broadcast media, building pop-up consumer experiences, launching products and stores and managing celebrity partnerships.
Early in her career, Rivas worked in the travel and leisure industry and spent time overseas, opening resorts in areas like Micronesia and Thailand. She has spent the past 10 years in the fashion industry helping launch brands like Seychelles Footwear and Gap’s Piperlime.
Jennifer Olsen, Advisor
As an advisor to the brand, Olsen will share her unparalleled marketing expertise and knowledge of the design category. Olsen joins Chairish from Crate and Barrel and CB2 where she led marketing. She was recently named Chief Marketing Officer of Stitch Fix. Previously, she worked for Gap Inc., where she helped found Piperlime and led marketing and creative. Olsen has held marketing posts at some of the world's greatest brands including Banana Republic, Disney and Pepsi. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from Colgate University.
Chairish.com and the recently introduced mobile app make it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved furnishings and décor to one another. Chairish exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full service and trustworthy environment. The brand delivers inspiration, convenience, and newfound value to both buyers and sellers who share an obsession with fabulous furnishings and décor. Design lovers unite!
For more information, please visit www.chairish.com. Find us on Houzz (www.houzz.com/user/chairish), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chairishco), Twitter (@chairish), Instagram (@chairishco) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chairishco). The newest version of Chairish’s new mobile app is currently available for the iPhone running iOS 7. It can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store at http://appstore.com/chairish.