Management Team

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Jill Ramsey

Jill Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Jill Ramsey

Jill Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Jill Ramsey joined us in May 2020 as our CEO and currently serves as a director of a.k.a. Brands Holding Corp. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Ramsey served as Chief Product and Digital Revenue Officer at Macy’s, Inc. from December 2017 to April 2020, where she led macys.com and the Macy’s mobile app. During her tenure, she drove a transformational change toward a more digital, agile, data and customer centric culture. Prior to Macy’s, she served as a Vice President of Merchandising at eBay from November 2015 to December 2017, where she led all eBay vertical businesses (excluding automotive) and merchandising support functions. Ms. Ramsey also spent 15 years at Walmart in eCommerce, leading merchandising across various categories. Ms. Ramsey serves on the Board of Directors for Flexco, a global manufacturer of conveyor belt products. She also serves on their Governance and Compensation Committees. Ms. Ramsey holds an MBA in eCommerce and Strategy from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.

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Ciaran Long

Ciaran Long

Chief Financial Officer

Ciaran Long

Ciaran Long

Chief Financial Officer

Ciaran Long joined us in April 2021 as our CFO. Mr. Long is a strategic leader with over 20 years of experience developing and managing high performance, cross-functional teams geared toward driving organizational growth and change. Immediately prior to joining a.k.a. Brands, Mr. Long served as Chief Financial Officer at Samsclub.com, a multi-billion-dollar omnichannel business, and Vice President of Finance for Membership, Marketing and Supply Chain at Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, since November 2017. During his seven-year tenure at Walmart, Inc. he held numerous leadership positions within Walmart’s eCommerce division between September 2014 and 2021, including Vice President Finance – Merchandising, and Vice President of Finance – Supply Chain, Customer Care and Payments. Mr. Long joined Walmart after Co-founding CleanGrow, a company that developed new sensor technology to measure key water quality parameters, where he managed the company from April 2009 to August 2014. Mr. Long is a qualified Irish Chartered Accountant.

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Michael Trembley

Michael Trembley

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations

Michael Trembley

Michael Trembley

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations

Michael Trembley joined us in September 2020 as CIO & SVP of Operations. Mr. Trembley brings more than 20 years of experience in leveraging technology platforms and leading operations in eCommerce, retail and digital consumer services. Prior to joining a.k.a., Mr. Trembley served as Vice President of Product Management at Macy’s from April 2018 to March 2020, where he led the evolution and scaling of merchant and vendor technology platforms and was the business and operations owner for drop-ship and marketplace businesses. Before Macy’s, he spent thirteen years at Walmart in a variety of roles between January 2005 and March 2018. Most recently, Mr. Trembley served as the Vice President of Marketplace and Partner Services for Walmart, where he led the strategy, platform development and operations of the third-party marketplace and drop-ship businesses from March 2017 to March 2018. Mr. Trembley currently serves as Board Advisor to Brand3P, helping leading brands deploy eCommerce and marketplaces retail strategies. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.

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Paige Gruemer

Paige Gruemer

Interim Chief People Officer

Paige Gruemer

Paige Gruemer

Interim Chief People Officer

Paige joined a.k.a. Brands as interim Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2021.  Paige’s experience in leading human resources extends 25 years in both public and privately held companies, in a variety of industries, and includes significant global leadership experience.  Prior to a.k.a. Brands, Paige served as Chief People Officer for Rodan + Fields, a leading skincare brand, where she led human resources during a period of tremendous growth, and established three global offices.  Paige spent ten years at Visa Inc., the global payments company, leading the human resources effort to globalize that business and take it public, and held a variety of global executive positions following the IPO, including regional human resources head of the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Prior experience includes head of human resources roles at Telephia, Inc. (now Nielson), an early stage technology company, and at Heitman, a real estate asset management firm.  

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John Gonneville

John Gonneville

Vice President of Strategy and M&A

John Gonneville

John Gonneville

Vice President of Strategy and M&A

John Gonneville has been a part of our team since 2018 as a member of the co-founding team at Summit. In July 2020, he joined us full-time as VP of Strategy and M&A. As an investor at Summit, he focused on consumer and eCommerce and deployed over $300 million of equity in proprietary deals. Mr. Gonneville played an integral role in our formation, including identifying and executing the investments in Princess Polly, Petal & Pup and Rebdolls. Before joining Summit, Mr. Gonneville began his career at Barclays Investment Bank, where he advised on capital raising and M&A transactions from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Gonneville holds a B.S. in Finance and Information Systems from Boston College.

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Emily Goldberg

Emily Goldberg

Head of Corporate Communications

Emily Goldberg

Emily Goldberg

Head of Corporate Communications

Emily joined a.k.a. Brands as the Head of Corporate Communications in May 2021. Emily is an experienced strategic communications professional and has worked both in-house and at global agencies. Emily joined a.k.a Brands from Prosek Partners, where she was an Associate Vice President focused on corporate communications and public relations strategies for complex and special situations. Prior to Prosek, Emily was a Manager of Financial Communications at Macy’s, Inc. where she was responsible for executive communications, investor messaging and corporate public relations. Before Macy’s, Emily worked at Brunswick Group, where she advised clients on communications strategies for M&A transactions, financial communications and IPOs in the retail, consumer and financial services sectors.