Folio Top Women: Gillian Gorman Round
General Manager, Senior Vice President, Lucky Magazine
Gillian Gorman Round is General Manager and Senior Vice President for Lucky, where she oversees all busi- ness functions of the brand. In this role, Gorman Round is responsible for revenue generation, brand devel- opment and strategic partnerships. She was named General Manager in January 2013, joining the ranks as one of the youngest executives to lead a brand at the publishing tycoon. Under Gorman Round’s leadership, Lucky’s revenue increased nearly 20 percent in the first half of 2014 (vs. the same period the year prior), the highest percent revenue increase at Condé Nast.
Her previous senior management experience at Condé Nast, Lancôme, and Yves Saint Laurent has been instrumental in creating successful revenue-generating programs, multi-faceted marketing strategies and optimized e-commerce platforms.
During her decade-long tenure at Lancôme, Gorman Round grew the business to become the largest brand in the L’Oreal Luxe portfolio. She was also the youngest Senior Vice President of Marketing in the company’s history, managing the full brand marketing mix from product develop- ment and creation through execution, across all consumer touch points: retail partners, Lancôme.com directly operated e-commerce as well as all third party retailer e-commerce sites and TV shopping networks. At YSL, Gorman Round was charged with turning the Beaute business around from a double-digit loss to a profitable portfolio in just one year. She also launched the beauty division’s e-commerce operation.