StockX has appointed Robin Washington as its new audit committee chair, the company shared in a press release.
Detroit-based StockX is known for its online marketplace featuring luxury sneakers, apparel and accessories, electronics, collectibles, and trading cards. The five-year-old company, which only allows sellers to list new items in original packaging, also has a rigorous authentication process to ensure products are real.
Washington joins StockX’s board with a wealth of experience advising tech and life science companies. In her new role, she’ll advise its leaders as StockX plans for international expansion and diversifying its catalog.
“Robin is a proven and dynamic leader, with deep experience as an operator and board member at some of the leading global organizations of our time. Today, we’re thrilled to welcome her to the StockX board as the Chair of our Audit Committee,” StockX CEO Scott Cutler said in a statement. “Robin’s perspective will be invaluable to our organization as we grow — I look forward to not only working with her but to learning from her specific brand of values-driven leadership.”
Washington was born in the greater Detroit area, and she began her full-time career as a strategic advisor and avid board member in 2019. Before this, she served as the executive vice president and CFO at Gilead Sciences for nearly 12 years. The press release states that she oversaw the company’s finances, operations, IT organizations, and investor relations.
“As a Detroit native, I’ve long been inspired by StockX — its roots in [the] community, commitment to culture, and incredible global expansion are just a few of the reasons the company has been able to fundamentally change how people consume and trade around the world,” Washington said in the press release. “It is a true privilege to join the Board of Directors. In addition to bringing my experience scaling global businesses and pushing the limits of technology to bear for StockX, I’m also committed to helping them foster a diverse, inclusive, and innovation-focused culture for years to come.”
Her Top Priority? Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Washington currently serves on the boards of Alphabet Inc., Salesforce, Honeywell International, the Mastercard Foundation, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are also top priorities for Washington. She works with organizations like the Executive Leadership Council, the Black Women on Boards initiative, and the Black Corporate Board Readiness program at Santa Clara University to help diversify boards in corporate America.