Management

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Harvey Kanter - Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Harvey executes Blue Nile’s strategy and long-term vision, and works closely with the executive team to align merchandising, technology, marketing, and customer service efforts that inspire and delight customers. In his own words, “Our customers trust us to mark the biggest moments of their lives. That’s a responsibility we take very seriously, and we work tirelessly each day to make every customer experience perfect.” Outside of work, Harvey enjoys cycling, racing, boating, and a variety of sports.

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David Binder - Executive Vice President, CFO & CAO

As Chief Financial Officer, David is charged with creating and certifying sound financial plans to grow Blue Nile, as well as preparing financial statements and communicating our strategy and results to shareholders. In his own words, “Not only are we building a successful global business, but we are also able to provide our customers a product that is a meaningful part of their lives in a better, smarter, and more transparent way. There are very few business opportunities like this one.” When not crunching numbers, David enjoys cooking, hiking, and the local music scene.

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Lauren Neiswender - General Counsel

As General Counsel, Lauren handles all legal matters for Blue Nile, and offers counsel to the Board of Directors and employees on topics, such as intellectual property, human resources, tax, marketing, privacy, and more. In her own words, “I love working with the various groups that make up Blue Nile and advising on the efforts that are revolutionizing the way consumers shop for diamonds and fine jewelry.” When not advising, Lauren takes advantage of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her husband and two children.

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Jon Sainsbury - President of International

As President of International, Jon is responsible for the growth and development of Blue Nile’s overseas business. As he says, "We’re a small team, and how we are able to deliver a tremendous amount of high impact work is one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of working at Blue Nile." Outside of work, Jon can be found on the golf course, taking his two kids to soccer games, and reading the occasional physics textbook.

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Julie Yoakum - Chief Merchandising Officer

High-quality diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry is a hallmark of Blue Nile, and as Chief Merchandising Officer, Julie leads all product planning, development, sourcing, and buying to ensure Blue Nile’s assortment is second to none. As she puts it, “Blue Nile brings the best of both worlds; high-quality diamonds and fine jewelry presented in a transparent, customer-friendly way.” When not curating, Julie is an avid gardener, art collector, and gourmet cook.