Jim Gold Joins JOOR Board of Directors


JOOR, the world’s industry-standard digital wholesale platform for fashion, beauty and home, announced today that former Neiman Marcus leader and industry veteran, Jim Gold, has joined its Board of Directors. In addition, to support JOOR’s continued expansion into the home sector, Avanti Linens COO and Home Fashions Product Association (HFPA) president, Jeff Kaufman has become an Advisor to the Board. JOOR connects over 8,600 brands within 53 categories with 200,000 retailers across 144 countries.

“We are thrilled to welcome industry experts Jim Gold and Jeff Kaufman to JOOR,” shared Kristin Savilia, CEO of JOOR. “Their vast experience and guidance will give us further understanding of current and emerging challenges and opportunities within the retail and home goods sectors. They will help us best serve all of our partners as we continue to enable smart, seamless wholesale globally.”

Over the course of his 28-year career with Neiman Marcus, Gold fulfilled a spectrum of leadership roles and responsibilities -- from launching and running the off-price business ‘Last Call,’ to integrating NMG’s merchandising across channels. Gold recently left his position as NMG’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer to explore new business challenges. “Being a former client of JOOR, I was always impressed with their platform, focus on innovation and most importantly their mission to advance and grow our industry. Through their commitment to a free tier and the concept of ‘no partner left behind,’ JOOR makes digital transformation accessible to the entire wholesale and retail community,” Gold 

Additionally, Avanti Linens COO of 16 years, Jeff Kaufman has become a JOOR Advisor as the company continues to expand into the home sector. Kaufman’s extensive experience spans merchandising, along with operations in Electronics, Tabletop/Gifts, Housewares and Textiles. Kaufman also serves as President of the Home Fashions Product Association (HFPA), where he advocates for industry progress and innovation.“JOOR is uniquely positioned to support the advancement of home goods retailers and brands alike--helping them work faster and more efficiently, and ultimately setting them up for the next wave of digital transformation."

About JOOR 
JOOR is the world’s industry standard wholesale platform for fashion, beauty and home, connecting over 8,600 brands with 200,000 retailers across 144 countries every day. With a commitment to fuel the advancement and growth of both brands and retailers, JOOR offers a free and paid tier, JOOR Lite and JOOR Pro. JOOR Lite offers basic functionality for brands and retailers, whereas JOOR PRO provides advanced capabilities for greater flexibility, visibility, performance and analytics. JOOR is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid, Melbourne and Tokyo. For more information, visit