Talking about: Building Great Teams
Why we wanted him to speak: Just sold Net-a-Porter to Richemont, instrumental in building global luxury brand, great speaker, lots of experience running venture backed businesses, made very successful transition from CFO to CEO.
NET-A-PORTER.COM is the world’s leading fashion website, being the first e-tailer to demonstrate digital convergence in action, combining a fashion magazine with original weekly content emailed to a million women across the globe, with retail sales of the latest designer fashion offerings.
In 2009, NET-A-PORTER.COM launched theOutnet.com which has quickly established itself as the chic, go-to destination for the global, style-conscious shopper looking for the best designer brands at a great price.
Mark Sebba joined NET-A-PORTER.COM in 2003, to help take the business from successful start-up to a mature expanding business with a substantial infrastructure. Mark’s background is in finance both as an investment banker and as finance director of two venture capital funded businesses in new media.
In the last six years, sales have grown from £6 million to £120 million, employees from 40 to 600 covering two continents; space occupied has grown from 15,000 sq ft to nearly 300,000 sq ft and the company has just been acquired by Richemont International for £350 million.
For more information on the BLN Growth Forum, 15th July 2010, visit http://growthforum2010.thebln.com/session/