January 18, 2010, 12:00 AM

Gilt Groupe names communications and brand execs

Online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe has hired Conde Nast Digital executive Jennifer Miller as its vice president of corporate communications and named Christian Leone as its vice president of brand relations.

Online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe Inc. has hired Conde Nast Digital executive Jennifer Miller as its vice president of corporate communications and named Christian Leone, Gilt Groupe`s vice president of marketing and communications, as its vice president of brand relations.

Miller will focus on developing relationships with the consumer press, engaging consumers directly and enhancing employee communications.

She previously was executive director of public relations for Conde Nast Digital where she oversaw the public relations team for the company’s web-only brands such as Style.com and Epicurious.com.

"Jennifer Miller`s seasoned communications experience in the business and consumer sectors will be an instant asset to the company and to our future growth and development," says Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne.

Leone is responsible for building and developing relationships with brands. He reports to Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, the company’s founder and chief marketing officer.

"Christian`s experience and authority in the luxury market, coupled with his deep relationships across brands and with designers, makes him uniquely positioned to lead our future branding efforts successfully and further establish Gilt`s pristine reputation in the global fashion community," says Lyne.

Prior to Gilt Groupe, Leone was vice president of public relations and communications for Giorgio Armani.

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