Co-founder and CEO, Project September
Alexis Maybank has dedicated her career to building innovative and compelling online experiences that connect consumers to their passions and hobbies. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Project September, the first entirely visual shopping platform. On Project September the world’s most stylish people show you exactly where and how to buy their favorite brands.
Project September, a social shopping app launched in April 2016, bridges the gap between online shopping and social browsing. It is the first platform that allows a deeper, more immediate connection between fashion and design influencers, their audiences and the brands they love.
In 2007, Alexis founded Gilt Groupe and revolutionized the landscape of luxury e-commerce and the way millions of people shop online. As Founding CEO she oversaw all aspects of the company’s development from idea to nearly a million members, one of the fastest periods of hyper-growth in startup history. By 2014 Gilt Groupe served more than nine million consumers. In 2016, it was acquired by Hudson’s Bay, parent company of SAKS Fifth Avenue. Alexis, together with Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, is the author of The New York Times bestseller book, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop.
She previously held leadership roles at internet giants AOL and eBay.