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Lauretta Roberts
14 September 2020

MATCHESFASHION, the London-based global luxury fashion destination, has made two key appointments to its leadership team, following on from the arrival of new CEO Ajay Kavan in February of this year.

Jason Weston has joined as COO and, like Kavan, comes from Amazon where be was most recently Director, Europe, Special Projects and, prior to this, had responsibility for Prime Now. Before Amazon he spent four years as COO of Weston replaces Tom Athron who is leaving the company.

“MATCHESFASHION is one of online luxury’s most respected fashion brands, known for its unique content and original emerging talent. During lockdown, I’ve been impressed by the business’s ability to remain fully operational, continuing to supply its 100 million global customers. I look forward to playing my part in the growing and scaling of this resilient and innovative company," Weston said of his appointment.

Also joining the business is Sean Glithero, who joins as CFO, having spent 11 years at Auto Trader Group, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace. More recently, Glithero served as CFO of Funding Circle Holdings, a global SME loans platform, where he helped the company raise £300m as part of a £1.5 billion London Stock Exchange listing.

"MATCHESFASHION is a business with strong foundations, operating in a growing market that’s benefiting from increasing online penetration. The company has a unique capacity to inspire luxury customers in the digital age and I look forward to readying the business for long-term growth," Glithero said.

Kavan was appointed CEO of MATCHESFASHION in February replacing Ulric Jerome, who let the company after six years of service (four of which as CEO). Kavan said of the two appointments “I am very pleased to welcome Sean and Jason to MATCHESFASHION. They each bring deep expertise in building and scaling online businesses that are customer focused and innovative.

"Sean has over 20 years’ experience of driving transformational online growth, in both private equity-owned and listed businesses. Jason has spent the last 20 years developing customer focused online businesses that are underpinned by operational innovation. I’m really looking forward to working closely with both of them.”

MATCHESFASHION began life as a single boutique in Wimbledon more than 30 years ago and has gone on to become a global force in luxury fashion with stores in upscale London neighbourhoods, a global website and an interactive personal shopping and event space at 5 Carlos Place in Mayfair. Its founders Tom and Ruth Chapman sold the business to private equity firm APAX at the end of 2017 for a reported £800m.

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