BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), a leading Open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established B2C and B2B brands, today announced that Gap Inc. Chief Growth Transformation Officer Sally Gilligan and The Container Store Chief Executive Officer Satish Malhotra have joined the BigCommerce Board of Directors.
At Gap Inc., Gilligan leads the Strategic Growth Office, a unit of the company that brings together key functions that unlock sustainable value creation and seeks out opportunities to fuel growth and accelerate new capabilities at Gap Inc. These groups include Corporate Development, New Business Incubation & Launch, Strategy & Operations, Government Affairs and ESG. Gilligan previously served as Gap Inc. CIO, where she led enterprise and ecommerce technology, and prior to that was the company’s head of Product Operations and Supply Chain Strategy. She currently serves on the board of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and as chair of The Gap Foundation.
“BigCommerce leverages their platform and technology to accelerate the growth of established and emerging brands, and I am excited to support them in their global expansion as a board member,” said Gilligan.
Malhotra is the chief executive officer and president of The Container Store Group, Inc., where he leads a global team of over 5,000 employees and is responsible for more than $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to The Container Store, Malhotra held various leadership roles at prestige beauty retailer Sephora Americas, including chief retail officer and chief operating officer. Malhotra spearheaded the launch of the entirety of Sephora’s digital commerce offerings including website, mobile, social and CRM, and oversaw the company’s expansion into Canada and Latin America. In 2020, Malhotra was awarded the Innovation Leadership Award from the World Retail Forum. Malhotra is known for developing and growing new sales channels, solving complex problems with innovative solutions and attracting and developing leadership and talent.
“I am thrilled and honored to join the BigCommerce Board of Directors alongside a seasoned group of leaders. BigCommerce empowers brands of all sizes to grow their business online, which is essential in the face of today’s digital landscape. I look forward to lending my retail and ecommerce experience to aid BigCommerce in their next chapter of growth,” said Malhotra.
“Sally and Satish bring to BigCommerce an extensive and complementary blend of strong leadership and valuable expertise in retail sales and ecommerce,” said BigCommerce CEO Brent Bellm. “Their addition to our Board will help facilitate BigCommerce’s rapidly growing enterprise business and enable our global expansion efforts to continue to thrive. We are excited to leverage their experience and look forward to both Sally’s and Satish’s perspectives and contributions.”
Gilligan and Malhotra were appointed to the vacancies created upon the departure of BigCommerce Board members Steve Murray and Jack McDonald. Murray and McDonald, having served since 2018 and 2019, respectively, were transformative directors who helped guide BigCommerce through the early years of BigCommerce as a public company. They are excited for Gilligan and Malhotra to assume these roles on the BigCommerce Board and to see them help grow and scale BigCommerce into a leading global enterprise SaaS ecommerce company.
“I want to personally thank Steve and Jack for their many significant contributions to the growth of BigCommerce,” Bellm said. “Steve was invaluable to BigCommerce during a period of tremendous growth and assisted us in successfully navigating through the challenges of the Covid pandemic. Having founded and taken two companies public, Jack was instrumental in helping us prepare for our initial public offering and provided steady guidance as we transitioned to a public company. Steve and Jack have been vital members of our Board and throughout their tenure have championed a deep belief in our people, customers and mission.”