Yelp Names Diane Irvine Chair

The Yelp board of directors has appointed Blue Nile veteran Diane Irvine chairperson of the business review website.

The Yelp board of directors has appointed Blue Nile veteran Diane Irvine chairperson of the business review website.

Irvine joined Blue Nile in 1999 as chief financial officer. She later served as the company’s CEO, president, and board director. She resigned as CEO in 2011. She serves on several boards, including XO Group, the parent company of popular wedding website The Knot. 

“Diane has made significant contributions to Yelp since she joined the board in 2011,” said Jeremy Stoppelman, cofounder and chief executive officer. “Diane brings an ideal blend of finance, technology, and international business expertise—as well as a deep love of Yelp—to her new role.”

“I am honored to be named chairperson of Yelp’s board,” said Irvine. “I’m proud to be part of a company that is building a great business and consumer experience through its best-in-class mobile platform. I am excited about the innovation and culture that powers Yelp and look forward to continuing my work with the leadership team and the other members of the board.”