In mid-December, Peter Glusker ’84 was named chief executive officer of Gilt Groupe Japan and Gilt City Japan. The two companies are subsidiaries of the online luxury retailers Gilt Groupe, Inc., and Gilt City, Inc., respectively. That same week of Glusker’s appointment, Gilt City Japan launched Gilt City Tokyo, providing its members with access to Tokyo luxury services and experiences.
Glusker, who joined Gilt Groupe in 2009, was previously based in New York City, running the company’s business development and international operations.
“I’ve been deeply involved with Gilt Groupe Japan’s business over the past two years in my prior role based in New York. I’m thrilled to be able to dedicate all of my efforts to leading the growth of the company in Japan,” he said in a company press release.
Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, Inc., praised Glusker for his “management experience and understanding of Gilt’s business, [which] will help continue the extraordinary growth of Gilt Groupe Japan.”
Prior to joining Gilt Groupe, Glusker was the CEO of Latina Media Ventures LLC, and had previously served as senior vice president of the Viacom Digital Media Group and the CBS Internet Group. Earlier in his career, Glusker was senior vice president of content programming and business development at Prodigy Inc. He also had held positions at The International Finance Corporation, Bain & Company, and First Boston.
Glusker currently serves on the board of The Journal Register Company and has also served on the boards of numerous public and private media companies, including SportsLine.com, iWon and MarketWatch. A government major at Wesleyan, he earned an MBA from Stanford University.