November 5, 2020 – Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has assisted in the placement of Ryan Wilber as vice president of performance marketing at NA-KD, a company that develops fashionable, affordable clothing, accessories and shoes for generations Y and Z.
Despite the many challenges of COVID-19, NA-KD has onboarded Mr. Wilber to lead the company’s performance marketing operations, analytics and product marketing.
“NA-KD selected Ryan, a U.S. citizen based in Vietnam, back in March before the lockdown,” said Thomas Jepsen, a partner at the search firm. “Within two weeks he had relocated back to Seattle and best-laid plans to get him to Sweden fell apart as the world went into lockdown. Even through all of these challenges, NA-KD persevered to get their candidate of choice remotely onboarded and ultimately relocated to Europe.”
Prior to joining NA-KD, Mr. Wilber was senior director of performance marketing for TIKI Corp., a B2C e-commerce platform. Before that he was director of marketing, product management and marketing operations at Coupang, a consumer internet company. Mr. Wilber worked several years in multiple roles for Groupon, most recently as head of international search engine marketing optimization.
NA-KD.com, launched in 2016, is a fast-growing global fashion e-commerce brand with a strong focus on influencer marketing. The website has more than 10 million visitors each month, and the NA-KD brand is popular on social media with more than 2.9 million followers from around the globe.
Over the past three years, NA-KD has seen 90 percent year-over-year growth and has raised more than $85 million from international Tier 1 venture capital firms including eEquity, Partech, Northzone, Otiva, Quadrille Capital and La Maison Compagnie d’Investissement. The company has expanded internationally through its brand and strategic mix of on- and off-line strategies. As the company eyes future growth, one key goal is to establish a global data-driven automated and scalable structure for performance marketing.
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Renovata & Company has relationships with over 50 of the top 100 private and growth equity firms globally. Its private equity advisory services include diligence support, backable executive introductions and deal sourcing delivered by its affiliate, L Capital Advisors. The firm also makes equity co-investments alongside its private equity clients through its investment affiliate, L Capital. Renovata & Company is privately held and operates from five offices across two continents: Boston, Hamburg, London, New York and San Francisco.
Mr. Jepsen is a co-founder of Renovata & Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in executive search across the SaaS, marketplace and B2C online spectrum. His focus is on working with the boards (founders and investors) of high growth businesses to attract the leadership talent that enable their companies to scale. In over a decade leading Renovata, Mr. Jepsen has worked with many of the leading B2B and B2C businesses across Europe.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media