Emilie Arel

Emilie Arel
Emilie Arel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Casper Sleep
Emilie Arel is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Casper Sleep, overseeing the Company’s comprehensive business strategy, including commercial, brand, and operations. As a three-time CEO with over two decades of experience serving in various leadership roles, she has led complex e-commerce and omnichannel businesses, in addition to retail stores. She also currently sits on the board of directors at Macy’s, Inc.

Previously, Emilie served as CEO of FULLBEAUTY Brands, a plus-size apparel company, where she led the Company through a debt restructuring and put them on the path to a digital transformation. Prior to FULLBEAUTY, she served as the CEO of Quidsi, an Amazon company with 10 brands, including Diapers.com and Soap.com. Earlier in her career, Emilie spent 7 years with Gap Inc. where she held multiple merchandising and licensing positions and led a team of 12,000+ employees and 220+ stores. Before joining Gap, Emilie held various roles at Target Corporation for 6 years. Emilie has earned MBAs from Columbia Business School and the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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January 15
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Rithum Stage
Direct to consumer startups have infused the retail arena with innovative ideas and creative passion. But what happens when the pace of expansion and the myriad challenge of a burgeoning business move beyond their proficiency?  Several founder-led brands have welcomed seasoned retail veterans into the corner office.  We’ll chat with these two retail executives who have built long careers in… Read more