Florent Peyre

Florent serves as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Gilt City, the latest company created under the umbrella of Gilt Groupe, a leading e-commerce company headquartered in NY.

Prior to joining Gilt City, Florent was running Mobile and Emerging Platforms for Hachette Filipacchi Media, a leading magazine group, editor of ELLE, Car and Driver and other publications. There, he presided over the launch of several mobile and iPad applications, including…..

Before that, Florent was running Business and Corporate Development for Hachette where he concluded key strategic partnerships with companies such as Microsoft and BermanBraun (launch of Glo, a new lifestyle destination for MSN), Rue La La, Yahoo! or the acquisition and integration of Jumpstart Automotive, a leading online ad network centered on the automotive space.

Earlier in his career, Florent was a Principal at Lagardere, a leading European media company headquartered in Paris. There, Florent completed several acquisitions and worked on corporate development and restructuring.
Florent has been advising several NY-based startups for the last couple of years, mostly consumer-facing or ecommerce centered. He is also a declared addict to most NY meetups as well as a big wine geek. Florent is on the board of Sciences Po Alumni USA, his alma mater.

He graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2000 and holds a degree in International Business Law and a Master in Broadcasting Law from the Sorbonne University.