People: Blue Nile Inc (NILE.O)
Carlborg, W. Eric
Mr. W. Eric Carlborg is Independent Director of Blue Nile Inc. Since June 2010, Mr. Carlborg has served as a partner at August Capital, an investment company. From April 2006 to June 2010, Mr. Carlborg served as a partner at Continental Investors LLC, an investment company. From September 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Carlborg served as chief financial officer of ProvideCommerce, Inc., an e-commerce company. From July 2001 to October 2004, Mr. Carlborg was a managing director of investment banking with Merrill Lynch & Co., a financial services company. Prior to his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Carlborg served in various executive financial positions, including chief financial officer at Authorize.net, Inc. and chief strategy officer at Go2Net, Inc., providers of Internet products and services. Mr. Carlborg also previously served as chief financial officer for Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp., a food service company. Mr. Carlborg previously served as a member of the board of directors of Big Lots, Inc., a Fortune 500 retailer. Mr. Carlborg holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois. Mr. Carlborg serves as the chair of our audit committee. Mr. Carlborg's extensive background in accounting and financial management is valuable to our board of directors and audit committee. Additionally, Mr. Carlborg has a deep understanding of our financial statements and our business, which make him an especially valuable and effective audit committee chair. Mr. Carlborg has been designated by our board of directors as an audit committee financial expert.
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