BigCommerce Names Gap Inc. Head of Growth Transformation
Accomplished leaders bring extensive e-commerce and digital commerce experience along with a strong track record of innovation and growth
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), a leading open SaaS e-commerce platform for fast-growing and established B2C and B2B brands, today announced that Gap Inc. Chief Growth Transformation Officer Sally Gilligan and The Container Store CEO Satish Malhotra have joined BigCommerce’s board of directors.
At Gap Inc., Gilligan leads the Office of Strategic Growth, a company unit that brings together key functions that unlock sustainable value creation and seeks opportunities to fuel growth and accelerate new capabilities at Gap Inc. These groups include business development, new business Incubation & Launch, Strategy & Operations, Government Affairs and ESG. Gilligan was previously CIO of Gap Inc., where she led enterprise and e-commerce technology, and before that she was responsible for product operations and supply chain strategy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and as President of the Gap Foundation.
“BigCommerce leverages its platform and technology to accelerate the growth of established and emerging brands, and I’m thrilled to support them in their global expansion as a board member,” said Gilligan.
Malhotra is the CEO and President of The Container Store Group, Inc., where he leads a global team of over 5,000 employees and is responsible for over $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to The Container Store, Malhotra held various leadership roles at prestigious beauty retailer Sephora Americas, including Retail Director and Chief Operating Officer. Malhotra led the launch of all of Sephora’s digital commerce offerings, including website, mobile, social, and CRM, and oversaw the company’s expansion into Canada and Latin America. In 2020, Malhotra received the Innovation Leadership Award from the World Retail Forum. Malhotra is known for developing and growing new sales channels, solving complex problems with innovative solutions, and attracting and developing leaders and talent.
“I am thrilled and honored to join BigCommerce’s Board of Directors alongside a group of seasoned leaders. BigCommerce enables brands of all sizes to grow their business online, which is essential in today’s digital landscape. I look forward to leveraging my retail and e-commerce experience to help BigCommerce in its next chapter of growth,” said Malhotra.
“Sally and Satish bring a comprehensive and complementary blend of strong leadership and valuable retail and e-commerce expertise to BigCommerce,” said BigCommerce CEO Brent Bellm. “Adding them to our Board of Directors will help facilitate the rapid growth of BigCommerce’s corporate business and allow our global expansion efforts to continue to thrive. We are excited to learn from their experience and look forward to the perspectives and contributions of Sally and Satish.
Gilligan and Malhotra were appointed to vacancies created when BigCommerce board members Steve Murray and Jack McDonald left. Murray and McDonald, who have served since 2018 and 2019 respectively, were transformative directors who helped guide BigCommerce through BigCommerce’s early years as a public company. They are excited to have Gilligan and Malhotra take on these roles on the BigCommerce Board of Directors and see them help grow and scale BigCommerce into a leading global SaaS e-commerce company.
“I want to personally thank Steve and Jack for their many significant contributions to the growth of BigCommerce,” Bellm said. “Steve has been invaluable to BigCommerce during a period of phenomenal growth and has helped us navigate the challenges of the Covid pandemic successfully. Having founded and floated two companies, Jack was instrumental in preparing for our initial public offering and provided ongoing guidance as we transitioned to a public company. Steve and Jack have been essential members of our Board of Directors and throughout their tenure have upheld a deep faith in our people, our customers and our mission. »
BigCommerce (Nasdaq:BIGC) is a leading open e-commerce platform as a service (SaaS) that enables merchants of all sizes to create, innovate and grow their businesses online. BigCommerce offers merchants sophisticated enterprise-level functionality, customization, and performance with simplicity and ease of use. Tens of thousands of B2C and B2B businesses in 150 countries and many industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Molton Brown, SC Johnson, Skullcandy, SoloStove, and Vodafone. Based in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in London, Kyiv, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, visit www.bigcommerce.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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