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SwitchPitch NYC – Keynotes

Kevin P. Ryan
Founder and Chairman

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Kevin P. Ryan is the Founder and Chairman of Gilt, an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices.

In 2007, Kevin along with a founding team created Gilt as an invitation-only site for coveted women’s apparel and accessories. Today, Gilt has over seven million members and has added business lines in home; baby & kids; men’s apparel and gear; local services and experiences, and has founded the leading flash-sale site in Japan, a joint venture with Softbank.

Kevin is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in the United States having founded several New York-based businesses, including Gilt, Business Insider, and 10gen/MongoDB. Kevin helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as President and later as CEO. He led DoubleClick’s growth from a 20-person startup to a publicly traded global leader with over 1,500 employees.

Currently, Kevin serves on the board of Yale Corporation and Human Rights Watch, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD. 

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