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vente-privee USA Announces Executive TeamLeaders in Technology, Fashion, and Media Join vente-privee USA
NEW YORK,  October 11, 2011 -- 

vente-privee USA with its joint venture partners American Express and today announced new members to the executive leadership team joining Mike Steib, CEO of vente-privee USA.

  • Robin Domeniconi -- Vice President leading Marketing, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Elle Group
  • Nicolas Genest -- Vice President, Technology, formerly CTO of in France
  • Laure de Metz -- Divisional CEO for vente-privee USA Brands, formerly Vice President of Licensing, Marc Jacobs International
  • Tim Quinn -- Vice President leading Financial Strategy, Operations, and Reporting - formerly Vice President Investments, Integration and Measurement, American Express
  • John Saroff -- Vice President leading Digital Factory and Sales Production - formerly Head of TV Ads, Strategic Partnerships, Google
  • Jill Szuchmacher -- Vice President leading Business Development - formerly Director of Business Development, Google

"We are excited to have such a talented group of people working together to partner with high-end brands to deliver amazing shopping events to our members," said Mike Steib, CEO, vente-privee USA. "Not only are these innovative leaders with deep experience in technology, fashion, and media, they also bring the energy and commitment to build a great company that will be an awesome place to work."

Robin Domeniconi joins vente-privee USA as Vice President leading Marketing. In this role she will be responsible for marketing, branding, and content strategy. Prior to joining vente-privee USA, Robin was Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer at Elle Group where she managed all aspects of the brand group including content, advertising, digital platforms and brand development.

Nicolas Genest is Vice President of Technology and joins vente-privee USA from He will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution of vente-privee USA's business mission through development and deployment of the company's mobile and web presence. Previously, Nick was at Microsoft as Business Intelligence and Development Platform Engineer where he worked on Database and .Net development technologies. He also served at Pfizer as Project Manager leading a team of developers producing critical web-based intranet applications.

Laure de Metz is Divisional CEO for vente-privee USA Brands. Her role is to select and build long term partnerships with brands, including financial and sales matters related to the partnerships. Laure will oversee strategic direction, buying and selling, and company logistics. With twenty years of experience in building and launching successful products and brands in both the US and Europe, Laure most recently served as Vice President of Licensing for Marc Jacobs International where she was in charge of design, product, marketing, distribution, finance and compliance across all licensed products.

Tim Quinn joins vente-privee USA as Vice President leading Financial Strategy, Operations, and Reporting. Prior to taking on his new role, Tim was Vice President Investments, Integration and Measurement at American Express. He oversaw the company's minority equity investment activity including the American Express' investments in Concur Technologies, Rearden Commerce and Payfone.

John Saroff is Vice President leading Digital Factory and Sales Production. He will lead the creative development and physical production of each sale event including photo shoots, music, trailers and online boutiques for each partner. John joins vente-privee USA from Google where he was Head of TV Ads, Strategic Partnerships, leading the structure and execution of business development transactions for the company with partners like NBC Universal and DIRECTV.

Jill Szuchmacher is Vice President leading Business Development. She will be responsible for executing a business development strategy for vente-privee USA and drive revenue growth and strategic partner development. Jill has spent her career at the intersection of media and technology and most recently served as Director of Business Development at Google working on a range of media-focused products. Most recently, she headed up commercialization for Google TV, leading engagements with partners such as Sony, Vizio, Netflix, Twitter, and Amazon.

vente-privee USA will be available to all consumers and will be the online destination for highly desirable products, services, and experiences with each offer having been carefully selected from leading global brands. The delivery of the offerings will support the goals of brand partners, provide an outstanding end-to-end member experience, and deliver attentive, expert customer service.

About vente-privee USA
vente-privee USA is a joint venture between American Express and, the pioneer and global leader in online private sales.

vente-privee USA draws on the strengths of two trusted brands to create beautifully-produced online events delivered to members every day featuring designer collections and services at up to 70% off retail prices. The joint venture marks the first overseas market entry for

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at and connect with us on,,,, and

World No. 1, has pioneered the online sales event concept. Specializing in selling brand overstock since 2001, the online retailer organizes exclusive event-based sales for its 13 million members. Featuring more than 1,200 major international brands, the website offers a wide range of product categories: from fashion to homeware, sports products to electronics. The members-only sales last from two to four days and, thanks to privileged partnerships with brands, offer irresistible discounts of up to 70%.


Sanette Chao347.244.3913sanette.chao@aexp.comCharlotte

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