Human Resources veteran brings over 35 years of experience to thredUP Board of Directors to advance the company’s ever-changing workforce
OAKLAND, California, January 13, 2022 / PRNewswire / – thredUP (NASDAQ: TDUP), one of the largest resale platforms for women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories, today announced that Coretha rushing was appointed to the board of directors of the company. With over 35 years of human resources experience, Rushing will advise thredUP on its employee initiatives, with a focus on health and wellness, attraction and retention, and diversity, equity , inclusion and belonging (DEIB).
“As thredUP continues to grow and offer resale on a large scale, we are doubling down on what has always been our most important asset: our people,” said James reinhart, co-founder and CEO of thredUP. “Coretha’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the employee-employer relationship, and her human resources expertise will be invaluable to every member of our global workforce, from our distribution centers to our offices.”
Rushing has held executive positions at Equifax, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Pepsi and IBM, and also founded his own consulting firm, CR Consulting Alliance LLC. She developed leadership and employee programs focused on DEIB initiatives and became Coca-Cola’s first female Chief People Officer in company history in 2000. Rushing has led human resources organizations for high growth companies in times of financial growth, global expansion and product innovation.
“Coretha understands what it takes to retain a diverse employee base across different geographies, departments and backgrounds,” said Patricia nakache, chairman of the board of thredUP. “His skills are a huge asset to thredUP and will directly benefit how we deliver on a number of our priorities, including employee health and workplace culture.”
“Throughout the pandemic, employees around the world have reassessed what they value at work and in their personal lives,” Rushing said. “We have seen this happen as people quit their jobs and move to new cities. I am delighted to join thredUP at a time when it is more important than ever to actively listen to your workforce. generations are placing more emphasis on mission-driven companies, and thredUP combines profit and purpose in a way that is meaningful to its employees and the environment. ”
Rushing joins Patricia nakache (Chair), Greg Bettinelli, Ian friedman, Tim haley, Jack Lazar, Norman Matthews, Dan Nova, Paula Sutter, Mandy ginsberg, Marcie Vu, and CEO James reinhart on the board of thredUP.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of East Carolina and a Masters in Education with a specialization in Human Resources and Consulting from The George Washington University.
thredUP is transforming resale through technology and is on a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think occasionally first. By making it easier to buy and sell second-hand thredUP has grown into one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories. Vendors love thredUP because we make it easy to clean their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love value shopping, premium and luxury brands in one place, up to 90% off the estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation of our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems, and data science expertise. In 2018, we extended our platform with thredUP Resale-As-A-Service (RaaS), which facilitates modern resale for a number of the world’s leading brands and retailers. thredUP has processed over 125 million unique used items from 35,000 brands in 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, thredUP is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.
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