NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rent the Runway (www.renttherunway.com), which is revolutionizing fashion by allowing millions of women to rent designer clothing and accessories, announces the hiring of Chris Halkyard as the company’s first Chief Logistics Officer, effective August 1, 2015. In his role, Halkyard will oversee Rent the Runway’s groundbreaking logistics platform, including the company’s proprietary reverse-logistics operations and transportation network.
Rent the Runway’s unique model requires “just-in-time” reverse logistics and a vertically integrated operations system. In this role, Halkyard will be tasked with optimizing the proprietary systems that give Rent the Runway its competitive advantage. Given his more than 25 years of experience with supply chain management and distribution, Halkyard will focus on developing a strategy for a more innovative and sophisticated transportation network. Halkyard’s expertise will be paramount in scaling Rent the Runway’s logistics system and distribution center as the company’s customer base and offerings continue to grow.
“We’re elated to have Mr. Halkyard join the Rent the Runway team,” said Jennifer Hyman, CEO and co-founder, Rent the Runway. “He has amazing experience in distribution and logistics which will allow us to innovate on the ways we continue to deliver rental experiences that exceed our customers expectations.”
“I’m really excited to be joining this talented group of people,” added Chris Halkyard. “Rent the Runway’s logistical capabilities are irresistible to me and I look forward to helping scale the business and implementing more innovative supply chain solutions.”
Halkyard joins Rent the Runway from Gilt where he most recently served as Chief Supply Chain Officer and General Manager of Distribution Services. Before Gilt, Halkyard held a range of logistics roles at Marc Ecko, L’Occitane, FAO Schwarz, and the May Department Stores (now Macy’s). He graduated from the University of Maryland and was a logistics specialist in the United States Air Force. He currently sits on the board of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey.
About Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway fashion by allowing millions of women to rent designer clothing and accessories. The rental company focuses on convenience and a top-notch customer experience on all its platforms, including online, mobile, and retail locations in New York City,Washington DC, Las Vegas and Chicago. With styles from more than 300 top designers, Rent the Runway introduces women to new brands and inspires them to expand their closets.
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