David Yurman Veteran Joins Blue Nile

Blue Nile has appointed David Yurman veteran Ruth Sommers as chief operating officer.

She most recently served as chief operating officer for David Yurman, overseeing sourcing, production, and information technology, as well as the brand’s distribution and customer care centers.

Prior to that, she founded NOI Solutions, a company which helped retailers with their production in Asia. She has also served as chief sourcing and production officer for American Eagle.

She is the second industry veteran to join Blue Nile of late. This month, former Tiffany CEO Frédéric Cumenal joined the company’s board.

The company also recently hired Erin Daley as chief marketing officer, David Fleischman as chief product officer, and promoted Jon Sainsbury to chief strategy officer and president of international.

(Image courtesy of Blue Nile)

JCK News Director


  • JT Curtiss

    Wow, BN is ramping up! Do hope their impressive new team maintain the attributes I most admire and have commented on before…solid transparent easy to navigate platform featuring good cert stones and nice mounts at comparatively excellent prices and customer-friendly terms…can’t fake that stuff as so many retailers have done for decades and now are trying to do at etail.