London, 25 July 2017 – The Farfetch Group announces that David Rosenblatt, CEO of 1stdibs, has joined the Farfetch Board of Directors as a non-executive board member.
David brings 25 years of experience to the board. He 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 David was the CEO of DoubleClick, the leading ad technology vendor and display advertising marketplace, which was acquired by Google for $3.2b in 2008. At DoubleClick, David helped create the display advertising industry, including overseeing the launch of the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
José Neves, Founder, Co-Chairman and Founder of Farfetch Group said: “We are delighted to have David join our Board of Directors. David has a wealth of experience in building global technology-based businesses including DoubleClick and 1stdibs. We’re honored by his appointment and look forward to many years of working with him as we continue to expand our business."
David Rosenblatt commented: "José and the Farfetch team have done a fantastic job building a global, leading full-price luxury fashion e-commerce 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." This announcement follows pivotal milestones for the company 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.