Online diamond and jewelry retailer Blue Nile has appointed Jason Goldberger, former chief digital officer and president of Target.com, as its new president and CEO, replacing Harvey Kanter, who will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and continue to play an important role in the strategic direction of the company. "Goldberger brings to Blue Nile more than 20 years of executive leadership in merchandising, digital innovation, marketing, and product management across leading online retail organizations including Target, Gilt Groupe, Hayneedle, and Amazon. He mostly recently served as Chief Digital Officer and President of Target.com, where he was responsible for digital strategy and execution," reads the press realease.
“As the Board and I discussed succession planning, we agreed this is the right time to bring in a new CEO to lead the company’s next phase of growth,” said Kanter. Goldberger commented, “We will continue to build on our leadership position to drive profitable growth through enhanced marketing, investments in the user experience, improved sourcing, and a continued focus on offering the most compelling diamond and fine jewelry assortment in the world.”