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Blue Nile Names Ruth Sommers Chief Operating Officer

SEATTLE, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Nile, a leading diamond and fine jewelry retailer, today announced the appointment of Ruth Sommers as Chief Operating Officer, effective Oct.16, 2017. The move immediately follows the recent additions of Erin Daley as Chief Marketing Officer, David Fleischman as Chief Product Officer, and Jon Sainsbury as Chief Strategy Officer and President of International. Ms. Sommers will report to Chief Executive Officer Jason Goldberger.

“Ruth is an accomplished retail executive with an excellent record of taking great companies and making them even better through efficient operational excellence. Her expertise will be vital during our next phase of growth,” said Chief Executive Officer Jason Goldberger.

Ms. Sommers joins Blue Nile with more than 25 years of experience in global production, sourcing, product development, and operations for some of America’s largest retail brands. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for David Yurman, leading sourcing, production, and information technology, as well as the distribution and customer care centers. Prior to David Yurman, Ms. Sommers was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NOI Solutions, a company formed to assist specialty retailers with production throughout Asia. She also served as Chief Sourcing and Production Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, and as Managing Director of Ann Taylor’s overseas offices, which was preceded by more than 15 years at L Brands in several executive leadership roles. Ms. Sommers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lake Forest College and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Blue Nile, Inc.
Blue Nile, Inc. is a leading diamond and fine jewelry retailer. The company offers a superior experience for purchasing engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry by providing expert guidance, in-depth educational materials, and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. Blue Nile has some of the highest quality standards in the industry and offers thousands of independently-graded diamonds and fine jewelry at prices significantly below traditional retail. Blue Nile can be found online at www.bluenile.com and in its Webrooms in Long Island, New York, White Plains, New York, Portland, Oregon, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Bellevue, Washington.

Media Contacts:

For Blue Nile:
Amanda Winters
(206) 336-6737
amanda.winters@bluenile.com

Source:Blue Nile, Inc.