Gazelle is the best and most trusted reCommerce site in the world. It starts with our team.
Chris became president and CEO of Gazelle in August 2014. He joined Gazelle in 2010 after more than two decades of financial leadership roles in private technology startups and large public multinationals. As CFO, his ability to focus simultaneously on the strategic and tactical needs of the business along with strong M&A expertise and leadership skills helped drive strong revenue and improved profitability at companies Pegasystems, Event Zero, HR Access and Fidelity’s Institutional Brokerage Business. Chris also held senior finance and Strategy roles at DEC, Compaq and Fisher Scientific. He has overseen a variety of other functions including, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Sales and Operations. The Boston Business Journal named him its CFO of the Year for midsized private companies in 2012. Chris earned both his B.S. and M.B.A. from Babson College. For fun, he likes to write music, play guitar and ski.read more about Chris
Sarah served as chief marketing officer for three years at Gazelle following six years at TripAdvisor, where she helped the company grow from a small dotcom into the world's most visited travel site. She now leads all aspects of Gazelle's end-to-end customer experience – marketing, product, and customer care, bringing to the job her passion for building strong teams and trusted brands. Sarah's roles at TripAdvisor included VP of Marketing and VP of the TripAdvisor Media Group, where she drove synergies across the company's large portfolio of travel brands. Earlier she worked for BabyCenter, Johnson & Johnson's popular site for pregnant women and new parents. Sarah holds an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Brown University. Outside work, she is passionate about her two kids, a good read and a great meal, whether haute cuisine or quality cheap eats.read more about Sarah
Ben leads the Engineering & Operations teams, who develop the technology to make sure our customer's have a great experience when they engage with Gazelle. Before joining Gazelle in 2010, Ben was CIO of Rue La La, the leading "private sale" ecommerce site. Earlier he was VP of Innovation at Allurent, where he led user experience projects from inception through deployment. Ben also ran the global delivery organization at Professional Access (where he built ecommerce retail sites like Anthropologie.com) and served as Director of Technology at ATG, where he ran projects that delivered ecommerce sites for J.Crew, Sun and others. Ben started his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry, developing hardware & software to control commercial and military jet aircraft. Ben, a keen photographer and cyclist, hails from England, where he graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Computer Science from The Polytechnic Wolverhampton.read more about Ben
Maria joined Gazelle in 2012 and oversees all finance and accounting activities for Gazelle. A finance professional with global experience in strategic business planning and analysis, Maria has extensive expertise in financial management, accounting, financial reporting & analysis, strategic business planning, process improvements, accounting policy development, expense controls & reduction and M&A. Amongst her many contributions at Gazelle, Maria successfully implemented financial procedures, ERP systems and forecasting tools. Prior to Gazelle, Maria held leadership finance roles at Fidelity investments, State Street Global and McKinsey. Maria earned her M.B.A. from Boston College and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University.
Debra Fleig joined Gazelle in 2011 to build the customer care organization and has groomed her team to be strong customer advocates. With deep experience running global customer care teams at Adobe, Autodesk, Hyperion and Oracle, Debra brings an innovative analytical approach to designing and implementing strategies for long-term growth, improving profitability and exceeding customer expectations. Debra has built a world-class team to deliver on Gazelle’s promise to offer a “crazy awesome” customer experience.
Yuri joined Gazelle shortly after the founding of the company in 2007 and has held a variety of global sales leadership roles. He created the wholesale sales channel and built it to a $70 million operation. He currently leads wholesale and marketplace sales and manages wholesale acquisition. Prior to Gazelle, Yuri handled merchandising for NextWorth Solutions. He holds a B.S. in Management from Case Western Reserve University.
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