As CEO of 1stdibs, David Rosenblatt spends his time thinking about how to create the preeminent digital platform for the luxury market.
Prior to his position at 1stdibs, David served as CEO of DoubleClick — the leading provider of online marketing technology and services — from 2004 until 2008, where he helped contribute to the digital migration of the advertising industry.
David sold the company to Google in 2008 for $3.2 billion. Following the acquisition, he stayed on as Google’s President of Global Display Advertising through 2009.
David serves on the boards of Twitter, IAC and Farfetch.
As the Chief People Officer at 1stdibs, Alison oversees all people functions for the company, with a focus on aligning the business strategy with the people strategy, and creating a great employee experience.
Alison has held people leadership roles in Tech companies including Amazon Web Services, Shopbop, an Amazon Company, and Shutterstock. Prior to her time in Tech, Alison worked in the Investment Banking Industry initially focusing on Diversity and Inclusion, and then later moving to focus on strategic business partnership.
Alison holds a B.A. in Psychology from American University, a M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College, and has also completed a certification in Organizational Coaching at NYU.
Cristina Miller is the Chief Commercial Officer at 1stdibs, a global marketplace connecting buyers who are passionate about design and fine art with dealers who sell these rare and desirable items. In this role, Cristina oversees supply-related initiatives, such as new category growth, and leads seller-facing functions, including sales, account management and support for the company’s 2,500 dealers in the Americas.
Prior to joining 1sdibs in 2014, Cristina was the President of the Franklin Mint. She was responsible for establishing the 50-year-old collectibles company’s online presence, streamlining its merchandising strategy, and launching new products, like the Founding Fathers of America Coin Collection. She also led and oversaw the successful sale of the company to Sequential Brands Inc. (SQBG). In addition, Cristina has held senior roles at Group Commerce, an e-commerce and lead-generation platform for local merchants; Gilt, a flash sales e-commerce company; and Store Adore, a boutique listings business she founded. In each of these positions, she focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses grow their bottom lines through offline and online commerce.
Cristina holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
As the Chief Marketing Officer at 1stdibs, Nancy oversees all marketing functions for the company, including Brand, Customer Acquisition, Retention and Merchandising.
Nancy has held marketing and business leadership roles at digital brands including Soundcloud, PayPal Credit, and Audible, an Amazon company. Prior to her time in the digital space, she spent over a decade at American Express, where she held multiple marketing and general management positions, including Vice President of Customer Acquisition and Vice President/GM of Strategic Card Partnerships. Throughout her career, Nancy has worked to support the growth of creators and makers, small businesses and female entrepreneurs.
Prior to her career in business, Nancy practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and worked in the arts. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Bowdoin College, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
As CTO, Ross Paul is responsible for building and maintaining the scalable systems necessary for our rapidly growing business.
Ross joins us from MLB.com, where he served as VP of Engineering, helping to develop innovative programs like their stat-casting application, real-time pitch classifier and live mobile streaming video platform, and products for connected devices including video game consoles, Roku and Internet-enabled TVs. Previously, he worked for Lockheed Martin’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
As Chief Revenue Officer at 1stdibs, Sarah Liebel oversees the overall business strategy and execution for 1stdibs trade business, and has oversight over 1stdibs consumer sales and support teams.
Before joining 1stdibs in 2015, Sarah was most recently at Groupon. During her five year tenure Sarah held a number of leadership roles including running operations & sales at ideeli, a fashion flash sales e-commerce company, after it was acquired by Groupon as well as leading deals on the corporate development team.
Sarah holds a BS from Tulane University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Sarah resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
Tu is responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and investment allocation of 1stdibs. She also leads our capital raising and M&A efforts, including the recent acquisition of Design Manager.
Prior to joining 1stdibs, Tu was with the Strategy Consulting practice at Deloitte London. She advised major financial institutions and government agencies across Europe and Asia on market entry strategy, M&A, financial transformation, and financial regulations and policy.
Tu holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.
As Chief Product Officer, Xiaodi Zhang oversees the product strategy and management, user experience, site design and item quality teams.
Before joining 1stdibs, Xiaodi was the Senior Director of Product at Gilt Groupe where she helped launch several site initiatives that resulted in a significant increase in purchase conversion and inventory sell-through. Prior to that, Xiaodi spent six years at eBay in various leadership roles throughout the company’s Buyer Experience, Search and eBay China divisions, where she helped launch numerous key products across all of eBay’s 37 markets.
As 1stdibs’ Editorial Director, Anthony Barzilay Freund oversees all digital and print content, including 1stdibs’ weekly Introspective magazine, The Study blog, and The 1stdibs 50, an annual celebration of interior design’s most compelling talents. He also serves as 1stdibs’ Director of Fine Art. Prior to joining 1stdibs in 2010, Tony was Editor in Chief of Art+Auction magazine and, before that, the longtime Arts and Culture Editor at Town & Country.
Matt Cohler has extensive experience working with great entrepreneurs to build lasting consumer Internet companies, having served in senior management roles at Facebook and LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the telecom solutions provider that built China’s Internet infrastructure, prior to the company’s initial public offering.
His investments include Benu Networks, Covestor, FitOrbit, Frontier Strategy Group, Group Commerce, Intune Networks, Jana, Kateeva, Menara, Signpost and Verivue (acquired by Akamai)
Previously, he was a General Partner at Battery Ventures where he led investments in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix now Donaher), Broadbus (acquired by Motorola), Redstone (acquired by Siemans), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), Qtera (acquired by Nortel Networks) and XCOM (acquired by Level 3 Communications)
Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners and joined the firm in 2000. Deven manages investments in e-commerce, consumer internet data, and application software globally. Notable companies for Deven include Buddy Media, Chegg, Football Fanatics, Media Mind, Procuri, Russian Trading System, Tumblr, Website Pros, Alibaba and Twitter.
Deven was selected to be on the 2014 and 2015 Forbes Midas List. In 2014 Deven was selected by AlwaysOn as a VC winner. In 2010 Deven was part of a US delegation that visited Russia to explore investment and technology collaboration opportunities, and is a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC. Previously, Deven served as a member of the Advisory Board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Deven is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of NY and the Greater NY Partnership. In 2014, President Obama nominated Deven to be on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Deven received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Danny Rimer joined Index Ventures in 2002 and established the firm’s London office. His investment interests include Internet infrastructure software and services.
He currently serves on a number of boards including Boku, Etsy, Factual, Flipboard, FON, Nastygal, Oanda, PeoplePerHour, Sky (BSY), Rightscale, Trialpay and viagogo.
Prior to joining Index, Danny was a general partner of The Barksdale Group, where he invested in a dozen companies including TellMe (Microsoft). Prior to joining The Barksdale Group, Danny was Managing Director in Hambrecht & Quist’s (JP Morgan) Equity Research Group and was responsible for the firm’s Internet practice.