People: Blue Nile Inc (NILE.O)
12 Dec 2013
Mr. Mark C. Vadon is no longer Chairman of the Board of Blue Nile Inc., effect on December 31, 2013. He served as our executive chairman from February 2008 to August 2011 and served as our chief executive officer from March 1999 to February 2008. From March 1999 to February 2007, Mr. Vadon was also Blue Nile's president. From December 1992 to March 1999, Mr. Vadon was a consultant for Bain & Company, a management consulting firm. In 2010, Mr. Vadon founded Zulily, Inc., a private-sale shopping site for moms and children, and serves as its chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Vadon has served on the board of directors for Home Depot, Inc., a home improvement retailer, since September 2012. Mr. Vadon holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University. Mr. Vadon founded Blue Nile over 13 years ago and brings to the board of directors a deep understanding of the business and the strategic vision for the business. Further, Mr. Vadon's experience and tenure both on the board of directors and at our company provides the board of directors with critical leadership and institutional knowledge. Mr. Vadon's expertise and experience with us make him exceptionally well suited to serve as our chairman of the board of directors.
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