Stefan Pepe joined ideeli as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2013, bringing his extensive e-commerce experience to the company.
Stefan has over 15 years of consumer-facing internet experience with executive leadership roles at Amazon.com, Zynga, & Gilt Groupe. Before joining ideeli, Stefan served as the General Manager of Revenue at Zynga. Stefan also previously served in a variety of executive-level leadership roles at Gilt Groupe, most recently as Chief Product Officer, where he was responsible for product strategy, mobile applications, & the overall user experience. He also spent over a decade at Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, where he served in a variety of key leadership roles, including Director of North American Books and Magazines.
He holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from the University of Vermont.
As ideeli's vice president of people, Joel leads and manages the company's human resources functions, systems and policies throughout the employee life cycle to drive organizational effectiveness. Furthermore, Joel leads the creation of innovative and cost-effective recruiting strategies that have supported ideeli's fast-paced growth and success. Since joining the company in 2010, he has helped integrate ideeli's core values by ensuring a positive and dynamic culture.
Prior to joining ideeli, Joel worked as chief people officer at Axiom in New York where he led all human resources functions. Joel also served as vice president, people and learning at Equinox Fitness, where he oversaw the talent acquisition process in growing the organization's workforce from 1,000 to 5,000 employees.
Joel earned his MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University. He also earned a BS in Honors Marketing from Rutgers University.
Janee is the senior vice president/general merchandising manager of ideeli, serving in a leadership role across the company's divisions. She joined ideeli in 2010 to create and lead the home, luggage and beauty categories after a long and varied career in retail merchandising, including serving as vice president at Ross Stores, chief merchandising officer of The Museum Company, and executive vice president of Gump's By Mail, part of the legendary San Franscisco retailer, where she oversaw a strategic rebranding of the company's luxury catalogue.
Janee began and built her career at Macy’s, where she served more than 18 years in a series of positions with increasing responsibilities across retail categories, culminating in her role as a group vice president. Janee serves as a member of the advisory board, home fashion division of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Janee graduated from Kean University with a BA in Education.