Former Google executive Sukhinder Singh Cassidy was one of the candidates for replacing Tim Armstrong after he quit Google and became the AOL CEO. Now Cassidy is a CEO-in-Residence at Accel Partners and has just been appointed to become a board member at retail company J. Crew.
When Cassidy was at Google, she was responsible fr the search engine company’s Asia-Pacific and Latin American operations. Before Google Cassidy worked at Yodlee, Amazon.com and OpenTV. Below is a full press release about the new position.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–J. Crew Group, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: JCG) today announced that Sukhinder Singh Cassidy had been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective August 14, 2009. In addition, Jonathan Coslet, has advised the Company of his intention to resign from the Board of Directors, effective August 14, 2009 in order to focus on his responsibilities at TPG Capital L.P.
Ms. Singh Cassidy, 39, is CEO-in-residence at Accel Partners, a global venture and growth equity firm, since April 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Singh Cassidy was a global Vice-President of Sales and Operations for Google, Inc., and from 2005 to 2009 she was Google’s President for Asia-Pacific & Latin America Operations. From 2003 to 2005, she was Google’s General Manager of Local Search, Video and Print Partnerships.
Millard Drexler, J.Crew’s Chairman and CEO said, “We are pleased to welcome Sukhinder to our Board. Her experience with new media and internet strategy make her a great fit for our Board of Directors and for J.Crew. We also want to thank Jonathan for his many contributions and support over the years.”