Dallas technology exec Mandy Ginsberg joins the board of thredUP

Dallas technology manager Mandy Ginsberg joins the board of directors of thredUP, an online mail order and thrift store that promotes sustainability as a fashion statement.

Ginsberg, 51, who is also on the board of directors of Uber, left Dallas-based Match Group as CEO last year after building the Match Group’s global portfolio of online dating services, including Tinder and for 14 years OutTime.

“Mandy has a track record of shaking up established industries with technology to drive massive behavioral changes,” said James Reinhart, CEO of thredUP. “We’re thrilled to see her take on fashion next as we continue our journey to make used clothing the new normal.”

Customers send used clothing to thredUp in the company’s white and green polka dot bag that comes with a shipping label. It can be dropped off at FedEx or the U.S. Postal Service and eligible items will receive cash.

Mandy Ginsberg, former CEO of the Dallas-based Match Group.(thredUP)

“This is an incredible time to get into the company as the previously stigmatized category is quickly being normalized by new generations of users who are passionate and excited about discovering and selling products on thredUP,” said Ginsberg.

The 11-year-old company has teamed up with department stores like JC Penney and recently opened stores in 40 Macy’s stores.

Ginsberg, who had served on Penney’s board of directors since 2015, was just leaving that board with the retailer’s other longtime board members when the department store chain was sold to the owners of the Simon and Brookfield shopping centers.

The Dallas native left Match Group to attend to personal issues, including cancer-related surgery. Her home was also damaged in the tornadoes that swept north Dallas in October 2019.

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