Coach, announced that Stephanie Tilenius of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) has been appointed to Coach's Board of Directors. The appointment of Tilenius to the Board brings the membership to eight.
Lew Frankfort, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coach, said, "We’re delighted that Stephanie will be joining our Board. Her experience in the consumer internet sector, along with her strategic insight and leadership skills will prove particularly valuable to us."
Tilenius recently joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, as Executive-in-Residence, primarily focusing on companies within its Digital Growth Fund. Previously, she was an executive at Google, as vice president of global commerce and payments, overseeing digital commerce, product search and payments. Prior to joining Google, she was at eBay, for nine years, ultimately as SVP of eBay.com and global product. Tilenius was also a co-founder of PlanetRx.com and has worked at other technology and business enterprises. She is on the Board of IronPlanet, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School California Research Center. She holds a BA and MA from Brandeis University, and an MBA from Harvard.
Upon her appointment, Ms. Tilenius noted, "Coach is an extraordinary consumer brand on and offline and I'm excited to join the Board to help build on the tremendous foundation they have created and capitalize on the opportunities ahead."
Coach, with headquarters in New York, is a marketer of fine accessories and gifts for women and men. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website.