About Jyothi Rao
Jyothi Rao is the former CEO of INTERMIX, having taken over leadership of the company from the fashion brand’s co-founders in 2014. She is responsible for crafting the vision for the brand and for developing the overall business strategy. Her path to this point is a wonderful story of pure perseverance: Raised in Africa, India, and Europe, she immigrated to the United States as a young adult.
Prior to joining INTERMIX in 2014, Jyothi served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gilt.com where she was instrumental in growing the business into a leading digital fashion site. Before Gilt, Jyothi served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Calvin Klein, where she launched the Specialty Retail division. Previously, Jyothi spent 16 years at Gap Inc., where she held several leadership positions and was responsible for successfully growing domestic and international businesses for both the Gap and Banana Republic brands. After working her way through college in Texas, she got a job at Gap Inc., and climbed the corporate ladder for 16 years, growing Gap and Banana Republic both domestically and internationally. She went on to hold executive positions at Calvin Klein and Gilt Groupe, and along the way also took on the title of Mom—her daughter Lily, is now 8.