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Our Team

Meet our management team, the people who lead us in asking “What if?”

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Emilie Arel Scott

Emilie
Arel Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Emilie became Quidsi's CEO in 2015, after serving as head of the company's consumables and non-consumables businesses. Before joining Quidsi, Emilie was Vice President and General Manager of Kids & Brand Licensing at Old Navy, where she managed all product functions including design, tech design, merchandising, inventory management, production, and visual merchandising. Before that, she was Vice President of Stores for Old Navy's Central Territory, and led a team of 12,000+ employees and more than 220 stores. She previously held several other positions at Old Navy, focusing on new business development, licensing, and merchandising. Earlier in her career, Emilie worked in buying, merchandising, and inventory planning roles at Target Corporation for six years.

Emilie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a dual MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California.

Originally a San Francisco resident, Emilie relocated to Brooklyn with her husband, Donavin. She enjoys finding new favorite restaurants, spending time with friends and family all over the country, and traveling to anywhere with a beach.

Randy Greben

Randy
Greben

Chief Financial Officer

Randy oversees the Finance, Accounting, Tax, and Special Operations functions at Quidsi with a focus on economic strategy, controllership, and forecasting.

Prior to joining Quidsi in 2013, Randy served as the Central Finance Director for Tesco's U.S. venture, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, where he helped launch the L.A.-headquartered business and was responsible for FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Treasury & Payroll. Previously, he held a number of finance roles at Taco Bell, a YUM! Brands Company, with responsibilities ranging from Strategic Planning to Field Finance support. Randy began his career in New York City managing mergers & acquisitions, primarily in a buy-side corporate environment, completing deals in the US, UK, Central Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America.

Randy earned a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. After having lived on the West Coast for 12 years, Randy was excited to return to his New Jersey roots—where he lives with his wife, two children, and dog—to start a new chapter at Quidsi.

Michael Concannon

Michael
Concannon

Chief Technology Officer

Michael oversees the long-term technical strategy for Quidsi's family of sites, assuring our brands' continued innovations in the ecommerce landscape. A technologist at heart, Michael has a strong background in digital media and ecommerce, having most recently served as Vice President of Ecommerce for Barnes & Noble. During that time, he spearheaded the reinvention of B&N.com's development and supporting services, guiding teams on both coasts into a period of unprecedented growth and productivity. Prior to that, Michael served as VP of Engineering for the Direct-to-Consumer services group at Sony Music Entertainment, where he developed, launched, and maintained an ecommerce platform of over 100 artists' stores—a multi-million dollar revenue driver. Michael began his career at AT&T Bell Labs and later became a technology consultant for several companies including AT&T, IBM Watson Research Center, and Schering-Plough.

Michael holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University's School of Engineering & Applied Science. Outside of programming, Michael's interests include fatherhood, rugby, woodworking, Arduinos, scuba diving, and good scotch.

Michal Geller

Michal
Geller

Senior Vice President, Online Marketing Platforms & Business Development

Michal and his team develop the platforms that drive Quidsi's online marketing capabilities, and he also oversees company-wide advertising strategies and business development initiatives. Before coming to Quidsi, Michal managed Amazon's Global Gift Card program, and developed Amazon's Couponing business. Prior to Amazon, he directed the Product Management and Emerging Businesses divisions of Digital Insight - a developer of online products and services for financial institutions, and co-founded multiple technology companies.

Michal earned a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A native of Colorado, Michal now lives in New York with his wife and five children. They love spending time outdoors, traveling, and relaxing at home.

Jennifer Clarke

Jennifer
Clarke

Vice President, Human Resources

Jen has been with Quidsi since its early days in the cramped Montclair, New Jersey, office, and has helped build the staff from just a few employees to well over a thousand. She oversees HR operations for the corporate headquarters, three warehouses and the Beauty Bar store.

Before coming to Quidsi, Jen had more than 15 years of progressive human resources generalist experience in the publishing and media industries. She held various roles at Scholastic, Bertelsmann and Time, Inc., helping align the HR function to corporate goals and missions.

Jen attended Fairfield University in Connecticut, studying English and Art History, and has degrees in Human Resources Management from both New York University and New School University. She lives with her husband and twin daughters in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Tara Lawrence

Tara
Lawrence

Vice President, User Experience & Creative

Tara heads up the Creative and User Experience teams in shaping the branding and on-site customer experience for Quidsi's portfolio of verticals. Prior to joining Quidsi in 2008, she was Owner and Creative Director of Three Wishes Studio, a boutique branding and design agency in northern New Jersey that included Diapers.com as a client. Specializing in smaller, woman-owned businesses, Three Wishes Studio created identities and comprehensive brand platforms for clients throughout the country.

Earlier in her career, Tara worked in the fragrance supplier industry, developing creative product concepts and presentations for brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Bath & Body Works, Cody and Giorgio Beverly Hills. Tara earned her B.A. in Graphic Design, cum laude, from Montclair State University and lives in New Jersey with her husband, Jon, and their two children.

Mike Scelzo

Mike
Scelzo

Vice President, Customer Care

Prior to joining Quidsi, Mike worked as Vice President of Customer Service at ThePit.com, an earlier venture started by Quidsi co-founders Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara. A graduate of Rutgers NCAS with a degree in Marketing, Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the service industry, including positions held at The Topps Company, Cablevision and the Liberty Science Center, where he helped establish all reservations and membership procedures prior to groundbreaking.

In his spare time, he enjoys acting in community theater and spending time with his wife, Debbie, and their two daughters at their home in Oradell, New Jersey.

David Zhang

David
Zhang

Vice President, Retail

David is in charge of Quidsi's consumables businesses: Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com, VineMarket.com, and BeautyBar.com, which together encompass our baby, pet, health, beauty, household, personal care, and grocery categories. He and his team are responsible for setting the strategy and vision for these businesses, managing their day-to-day retail operations, driving top-line and bottom-line growth, and delivering financial results.

David joined the company in February 2010 as the first marketing hire on the Soap.com launch team. In that role, he oversaw the strategy and execution of Soap's brand and customer communications across acquisition and retention. In 2011, he was promoted to site leader of Wag.com, building the team and leading the successful launch of Wag that year. Under his management, Wag saw rapid growth and is now a leading online destination for pet supplies. David was made a member of the Quidsi leadership team in 2012, took on P&L responsibility for Soap.com and VineMarket.com in 2013, and added Diapers.com and BeautyBar.com to his scope of management in 2014.

Prior to Quidsi, David worked at Limited Brands where he managed the development of new products for Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. He has also worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and BCG. David received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Harvard College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics.

Catherine Khan

Catherine
Khan

Vice President, Retail

Cate leads Quidsi's non-consumable categories: toys, sports, activities, apparel, shoes, and home. She and her teams manage the daily retail operations including merchandising, site marketing, supply chain, and planning. Prior to this role, Cate was the Category Leader for toys, books, and activities, where she turned around the Dance business, doubled the in-house sku count on Activities, and optimized the channel mix across all three categories to drive double-digit topline growth and triple-digit profitability growth in one year.

Earlier in her Quidsi career, Cate was the Site Leader for Diapers.com, where she oversaw the 2012 site redesign, the re-launch of the Baby Registry, the launch of the Clothing & Shoe Shop, and the launch of the Toddler Shop—all of which contributed to strong double-digit topline growth and a near doubling of profit in a single year.

Cate graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a BS degree in marketing and business management. She is also a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she received the Joseph P. Wharton Award for Leadership and Innovation. Cate sits on the Make-a-Wish Metro NY Board of Directors. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

Arlene Hong

Arlene
Hong

General Counsel

Arlene Hong serves as the General Counsel at Quidsi, overseeing the legal department and managing all legal matters for the company and its websites. Prior to joining Quidsi, Arlene worked for e-commerce retailer Ideeli as General Counsel, Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary. As the company's sole in-house attorney, Arlene was responsible for handling all legal affairs as well as advising the Board of Directors and senior management team. From 2001 to 2010, she served as General Counsel for the J. Crew Group, where she helped lead its highly successful IPO in 2006 and also oversaw the company's Social Responsibility Program. Earlier in her career, Arlene worked as a Corporate Associate for Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, and later, for Proskauer Rose LLP.

Arlene earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. She currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey, just a few blocks from the original Diapers.com office.