Lyne takes e-commerce Gilt trip


Susan Lyne, former top executive at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and ABC Entertainment, has resurfaced as CEO of e-commerce firm Gilt Groupe.

Lyne, who was rumored to be considering a post at Oprah Winfrey's new cable network, OWN, exited MSLO in July after almost four years at the helm. Before MLSO, she was president of entertainment at ABC, which she ran with Lloyd Braun. She was at Disney since 1996 after a successful stint in publishing, leading such titles as Premiere and the Village Voice.

Launched last year, Gilt offers discounted high-end fashion and luxury products online.

"As a passionate customer of Gilt Groupe, I understand why members describe it as an addiction," Lyne said.

She replaced Gilt CEO and founder Alexis Maybank, who shifts over to chief strategy officer. (partialdiff)