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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

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Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor, Advisor, Mentor, Author & Public Speaker

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Biography

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a visionary entrepreneur, investor, and consumer tech advisor who has distinguished herself with a string of digital enterprises that have delighted consumers and disrupted industries. One of the founders of the ecommerce pioneer Gilt, Wilson has thrived at the leading edge of digital, with recent successes in the on-demand economy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. She’s advised scores of new and developing businesses, served on the boards of public and private companies, and personally invested in 20 startups.

As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clerisy, Wilson is leveraging her trailblazing experience and extensive network once again to support extraordinary entrepreneurs in the consumer/techsumer space. With Co-Founder Lisa Myers, Wilson is building a $100M private equity fund, largely with capital from the international family offices of successful entrepreneurs who can add value to portfolio companies based on their experience.

Most recently, Wilson was SVP, Consumer Strategy and Innovation (2018-2020), for the $15B revenue global pharmaceutical company Allergan, responsible for launching consumer-focused digital properties (Spotlyte and Regi) that transformed the way the company marketed its medical aesthetics portfolio, including BOTOX and Juvederm, to consumers.

In 2016, Wilson partnered with serial entrepreneur J. Michael Cline to create two high-tech fashion businesses that had successful exits, including DRESR, which was acquired by Google before launch for its powerful AI technology, and Fitz, a fashion styling business that was acquired by Tradesy, the world’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace for women’s designer fashion. Wilson was also Co-Founder, CEO, and Board Director at GLAMSQUAD, an Uber-style business that provides inhome hair, makeup, and nail services in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Wilson began her career in Global Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, and subsequently worked at Louis Vuitton North America and Bulgari Retail USA before joining her co-founders to create Gilt, the shopping and lifestyle etailer that transformed early online shopping with flash sales of luxury designer goods. As Gilt’s Co-Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Wilson helped create the winning strategy that defined the user experience and traveled extensively to enlist thousands of global luxury brands to sell on Gilt at steep discounts, which was virtually unheard of at the time. She was also a prominent spokesperson for the company, featured in print and digital campaigns, as well as a symbol of female entrepreneurship in commercials with Avis and Delta. She co-wrote a New York Times bestseller on the company’s meteoric and much-imitated trajectory. Gilt was acquired by Hudson's Bay Company in 2016.

Wilson is a Board Director at KDC/ONE, a privately-held global provider of manufacturing and packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, and household sectors and a Board Director at Giant Eagle, a privately-held $10BN grocery chain. She previously served on the boards of Corelle Brands, Talalay Global, and Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq: PERY), where she was a member of the Governance, Nominating, Compensation, and Investment Committees. Wilson has been as an advisor to more than 50 startups, and she has also been active in the venture capital community, with prior investment and/or advisory roles at Forerunner Ventures, Montage Ventures, The Female Founders Fund, and The Fund New York.

Wilson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. She has been featured in dozens of major media outlets, received many prominent awards, and given 100+ keynotes and other addresses. A native New Yorker, Wilson now lives among her Cuban roots in Miami and speaks five languages.

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By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop

By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop

Speaking Topics
  • How to Build a Brand

    It is critical to build a compelling and consistent brand when launching a consumer facing business. But how can you do this with minimal marketing dollars? In this presentation Alexandra offers tips and insight into getting the word out about your business idea, product or venture even with minimal startup funding. She examines why some brands succeed while others fail and offers hints on how to build your brand quickly yet effectively.

  • The Art of Building & Maintaining Your Network

    Everyone can benefit from a powerful network. But where do you begin building successful personal and professional relationships... and how can one leverage an existing network? Visiting chapters from her bestselling book, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, co-authored with Alexis Maybank, Alexandra explains why it's important to help others whenever possible in order to build good karma — because what goes around truly does come around.

  • Maintaining Innovation In The Workplace

    Most companies and individuals can benefit from incorporating innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and action in the workplace. No matter if you work at a startup or in a big corporate environment, innovation leads to growth, success, job retention and loyalty among employees at all levels. In this presentation, Alexandra explains why it is critical that companies incorporate and welcome innovation and creativity from all levels of an organization.

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Creating A Business From Idea To Launch

    It is no secret that most startups fail — how can you prime your start-up for success from the get-go? It's about creating an entrepreneurial culture and results-oriented working environment that attracts the best talent in the business. It's also about taking a disruptive idea and turning it into a viable business, employing entrepreneurial thought along the way.

    Delving into some of the stories and themes in her bestselling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, Alexandra shares tips on how to start, grow and scale a successful business.

  • Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

    Alexandra shares openly how she has successfully navigated and thrived in predominantly men's business worlds from being a serial entrepreneur and operator in consumer tech to being a prolific angel investor and now having her own growth equity fund investing in fast-growing consumer and techsumer companies. She is a passionate advocate for women in business and shares her best practices for how women can band together to help shatter the glass ceiling.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Alexandra Wilkis Wilson?

    Booking fees for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for your next private or corporate function.
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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Biography

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a visionary entrepreneur, investor, and consumer tech advisor who has distinguished herself with a string of digital enterprises that have delighted consumers and disrupted industries. One of the founders of the ecommerce pioneer Gilt, Wilson has thrived at the leading edge of digital, with recent successes in the on-demand economy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. She’s advised scores of new and developing businesses, served on the boards of public and private companies, and personally invested in 20 startups.

As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clerisy, Wilson is leveraging her trailblazing experience and extensive network once again to support extraordinary entrepreneurs in the consumer/techsumer space. With Co-Founder Lisa Myers, Wilson is building a $100M private equity fund, largely with capital from the international family offices of successful entrepreneurs who can add value to portfolio companies based on their experience.

Most recently, Wilson was SVP, Consumer Strategy and Innovation (2018-2020), for the $15B revenue global pharmaceutical company Allergan, responsible for launching consumer-focused digital properties (Spotlyte and Regi) that transformed the way the company marketed its medical aesthetics portfolio, including BOTOX and Juvederm, to consumers.

In 2016, Wilson partnered with serial entrepreneur J. Michael Cline to create two high-tech fashion businesses that had successful exits, including DRESR, which was acquired by Google before launch for its powerful AI technology, and Fitz, a fashion styling business that was acquired by Tradesy, the world’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace for women’s designer fashion. Wilson was also Co-Founder, CEO, and Board Director at GLAMSQUAD, an Uber-style business that provides inhome hair, makeup, and nail services in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Wilson began her career in Global Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, and subsequently worked at Louis Vuitton North America and Bulgari Retail USA before joining her co-founders to create Gilt, the shopping and lifestyle etailer that transformed early online shopping with flash sales of luxury designer goods. As Gilt’s Co-Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Wilson helped create the winning strategy that defined the user experience and traveled extensively to enlist thousands of global luxury brands to sell on Gilt at steep discounts, which was virtually unheard of at the time. She was also a prominent spokesperson for the company, featured in print and digital campaigns, as well as a symbol of female entrepreneurship in commercials with Avis and Delta. She co-wrote a New York Times bestseller on the company’s meteoric and much-imitated trajectory. Gilt was acquired by Hudson's Bay Company in 2016.

Wilson is a Board Director at KDC/ONE, a privately-held global provider of manufacturing and packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, and household sectors and a Board Director at Giant Eagle, a privately-held $10BN grocery chain. She previously served on the boards of Corelle Brands, Talalay Global, and Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq: PERY), where she was a member of the Governance, Nominating, Compensation, and Investment Committees. Wilson has been as an advisor to more than 50 startups, and she has also been active in the venture capital community, with prior investment and/or advisory roles at Forerunner Ventures, Montage Ventures, The Female Founders Fund, and The Fund New York.

Wilson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College. She has been featured in dozens of major media outlets, received many prominent awards, and given 100+ keynotes and other addresses. A native New Yorker, Wilson now lives among her Cuban roots in Miami and speaks five languages.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Videos

  • Unlocking a Consumer Brand in a Legacy Company
  • Entreprenista Episode 9: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
  • Gilt Groupe's Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Mentors An Under 30 ...
    Nina Faulhaber is the cofounder of ADAY, a NY-based activewear startup equally focused on performance and aesthetic. Forbes set up a ...

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Speaking Topics

  • How to Build a Brand

    It is critical to build a compelling and consistent brand when launching a consumer facing business. But how can you do this with minimal marketing dollars? In this presentation Alexandra offers tips and insight into getting the word out about your business idea, product or venture even with minimal startup funding. She examines why some brands succeed while others fail and offers hints on how to build your brand quickly yet effectively.

  • The Art of Building & Maintaining Your Network

    Everyone can benefit from a powerful network. But where do you begin building successful personal and professional relationships... and how can one leverage an existing network? Visiting chapters from her bestselling book, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, co-authored with Alexis Maybank, Alexandra explains why it's important to help others whenever possible in order to build good karma — because what goes around truly does come around.

  • Maintaining Innovation In The Workplace

    Most companies and individuals can benefit from incorporating innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and action in the workplace. No matter if you work at a startup or in a big corporate environment, innovation leads to growth, success, job retention and loyalty among employees at all levels. In this presentation, Alexandra explains why it is critical that companies incorporate and welcome innovation and creativity from all levels of an organization.

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Creating A Business From Idea To Launch

    It is no secret that most startups fail — how can you prime your start-up for success from the get-go? It's about creating an entrepreneurial culture and results-oriented working environment that attracts the best talent in the business. It's also about taking a disruptive idea and turning it into a viable business, employing entrepreneurial thought along the way.

    Delving into some of the stories and themes in her bestselling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, Alexandra shares tips on how to start, grow and scale a successful business.

  • Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

    Alexandra shares openly how she has successfully navigated and thrived in predominantly men's business worlds from being a serial entrepreneur and operator in consumer tech to being a prolific angel investor and now having her own growth equity fund investing in fast-growing consumer and techsumer companies. She is a passionate advocate for women in business and shares her best practices for how women can band together to help shatter the glass ceiling.

FAQs on booking Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

  • How to book Alexandra Wilkis Wilson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alexandra Wilkis Wilson?

    Booking fees for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alexandra Wilkis Wilson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alexandra Wilkis Wilson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as How to Build a Brand, The Art of Building & Maintaining Your Network, Maintaining Innovation In The Workplace, Entrepreneurship 101: Creating A Business From Idea To Launch and Rising Tide Lifts All Boats. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Alexandra Wilkis Wilson generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fran Hauser, Marilyn Tam, Randi Zuckerberg, Lolita Taub and Shiza Shahid. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alexandra Wilkis Wilson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Speaker Videos

  • Unlocking a Consumer Brand in a Legacy Company
    Entreprenista Episode 9: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
  • Gilt Groupe's Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Mentors An Under 30 ...
    Nina Faulhaber is the cofounder of ADAY, a NY-based activewear startup equally focused on performance and aesthetic. Forbes set up a ...
    Alexandra Wilkis Wilson - Speech Opening Reel
    Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is more than an entreprenuer. She is a serial-disruptor, changing industries which he venture she launches. In fact ...

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Speaking Topics

  • How to Build a Brand

    It is critical to build a compelling and consistent brand when launching a consumer facing business. But how can you do this with minimal marketing dollars? In this presentation Alexandra offers tips and insight into getting the word out about your business idea, product or venture even with minimal startup funding. She examines why some brands succeed while others fail and offers hints on how to build your brand quickly yet effectively.

  • The Art of Building & Maintaining Your Network

    Everyone can benefit from a powerful network. But where do you begin building successful personal and professional relationships... and how can one leverage an existing network? Visiting chapters from her bestselling book, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, co-authored with Alexis Maybank, Alexandra explains why it's important to help others whenever possible in order to build good karma — because what goes around truly does come around.

  • Maintaining Innovation In The Workplace

    Most companies and individuals can benefit from incorporating innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and action in the workplace. No matter if you work at a startup or in a big corporate environment, innovation leads to growth, success, job retention and loyalty among employees at all levels. In this presentation, Alexandra explains why it is critical that companies incorporate and welcome innovation and creativity from all levels of an organization.

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Creating A Business From Idea To Launch

    It is no secret that most startups fail — how can you prime your start-up for success from the get-go? It's about creating an entrepreneurial culture and results-oriented working environment that attracts the best talent in the business. It's also about taking a disruptive idea and turning it into a viable business, employing entrepreneurial thought along the way.

    Delving into some of the stories and themes in her bestselling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, Alexandra shares tips on how to start, grow and scale a successful business.

  • Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

    Alexandra shares openly how she has successfully navigated and thrived in predominantly men's business worlds from being a serial entrepreneur and operator in consumer tech to being a prolific angel investor and now having her own growth equity fund investing in fast-growing consumer and techsumer companies. She is a passionate advocate for women in business and shares her best practices for how women can band together to help shatter the glass ceiling.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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