Speakers

Ulric Jerome

Ulric Jerome

CEO, MATCHESFASHION.COM

Speaker

Prior  to  his  role at  MATCHESFASHION.COM,  Ulric  co-founded  PIXmania.com  in  2000. As Executive  Director  of  the  company, Ulric  was  instrumental  in  the  growth  of  Pixmania.com from a start-up company to a business with 1,400 employees, 10 million customers, 21  high street stores and revenues of over €897 million in 26 countries across Europe. A pioneer in e-commerce,  Pixmania.com  became  one  of  the  leading  online  retailers  in  Europe.  In  2012 Ulric and his partners left the company having sold their total stake to Dixons plc. While managing Pixmania, Ulric was Vice President of FEVAD, the French Federation of e -commerce  and  Vice  President  of  E-Commerce  Europe,  the  lobbying  body  in  charge  of defending the interests of the e-commerce industry at the European commission, parliament and  council.   In  addition  he  has  been  an  active  member of  IMRG  (UK  e-commerce federation) and Shop.org (US e-commerce federation). Ulric  also  serves  on  the  board  of  Paddy  Power  Plc  as  a  Non-Executive  Director.  Paddy Power  plc  is  one  of  the  leading  international  betting  and  gaming  company.  Ulric  has  also been  ranked  as  one  of  the  most  influential  internet players  globally  by  Retail  Week  (Etail Power List 2010) and Retailinsider.com (100 Movers and Shakers). Ulric joined MATCHESFASHION.COM in 2013 as COO and partner, improving operations to accommodate its tremendous growth. He helped build a best-in-class e-commerce team and ensured  that  all  customer  touch  points  fulfilled  the company  vision  of  being  the  best experience  in  modern  luxury  shopping.  This  culminated  in  a  complete  tech overhaul  of  the business  and  launch  of  a  new  fully  responsive  site  in  April  2015,  further  enabling  the business  to  realise  its  future  growth  aspirations.  In  2015  he  was  appointed  as  CEO  which was a very natural evolution.