The RealReal, the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods—appoints Caretha Coleman to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“Caretha’s leadership experience, depth of perspective and diverse background undoubtedly strengthen our team,” said Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal. “Diversity on our board, and any board for that matter, is essential for innovation, operational excellence and culture inclusivity, and Caretha will be integral in those continued efforts.”
“I have tremendous respect for Julie Wainwright and what she’s created at The RealReal,” said Caretha Coleman. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation and making a positive impact on the future direction of the organization.”
Coleman brings over 40 years of experience in the technology industry working with companies of all sizes – from early stage ventures to public companies – in organizational strategy development and executive coaching and effectiveness. Among her accomplishments is Software Publishing Corporation, where she played an integral role, as Chief Human Resources Officer, in pioneering one of the earliest successful desktop computer software businesses. As one of Silicon Valley’s first female technology executives of color, Caretha has spent decades advocating for women and minorities in business and cultivating diverse communities outside of the workplace. She sits on many boards supporting underserved populations, including The Leverage Network, which promotes the advancement of African Americans in leadership positions within the healthcare industry. Coleman also serves as Chairman of Dignity Community Care, which is now part of the merged CommonSpirit Health, and board member of Virdris Learning.
The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by hundreds of brands, from Gucci to Cartier, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service, virtual appointments and direct shipping for individual consignors and estates. At our stores in LA, NYC and San Francisco, customers can shop, consign, and meet with our experts. At our 10 Luxury Consignment Offices, four of which are in our retail stores, our expert staff provides free valuations.