Viyet is the design aficionado's destination to buy and sell timeless furniture and accessories. We make it easy for owners of high-end furniture to sell their pieces when it comes time to move or redecorate. For shoppers, we offer access to designer brand names at a fraction of retail prices. Since launching in April 2013, we have featured pieces from distinguished lines such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Christian Liaigre, Holly Hunt, Ligne Roset, and Mies van der Rohe, among many others.
We are a team devoted to making Viyet the online destination for exceptional pre-owned designer furniture. Design leadership, extraordinary customer service, and technological innovation define how Viyet is transforming the way people buy and sell designer furniture.
Elizabeth BrownChief Executive Officer
Elizabeth brings a wide range of e-commerce and early-stage operating experience to Viyet. Most recently, Elizabeth was an early team member at innovative e-retailer Poppin, where she was the Director of Corporate Development. Prior to Poppin, Elizabeth led business intelligence at luxury wine e-commerce site Lot18 after beginning her career in investment banking at Credit Suisse. Elizabeth holds a BA from Wofford College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth’s personal design style: Neutral tones, lots of texture, and a pop of her favorite shade of butter yellow.
Catherine LeveneChief Operating Officer
Catherine Levene is a digital media leader and entrepreneur with over twenty years’ experience building and scaling online companies. While holding CEO, COO, and executive management roles, she has recruited teams that drive results in all disciplines. She has been on both sides of M&A transactions and sits on numerous private company boards. Catherine was the Co-Founder and CEO of Artspace, COO of DailyCandy, and has worked for TheFind.com, Firefly Network, Inc., as well as the executive team at New York Times Digital. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Leslie NelsonSVP of Operations
With 20 years of experience in luxury, retail, and e-commerce, she has strategic and tactical experience in all areas of customer service. Prior to joining Viyet, Leslie was the head of service at Chanel, Tourneau, and Bluefly, and founded her own service consulting business working with some of the world’s best brands including Burberry, Hourglass Cosmetics, and Thomson Reuters. When she’s not building service operations, she’s at the gym, traveling, or playing fantasy football. Her design style is a mix of contemporary and antiques.
Kobe AttiasSVP of Engineering
Our SVP of Engineering, Kobe, is no newcomer in the startup scene. He comes to us directly from Rent the Runway where he was one of the first engineers. Prior to that, Kobe co-founded his own startup Shop Informed and also worked as a software engineer in different areas of the world including Amsterdam and Herzeliya, Israel. Kobe holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to being an engineer, Kobe is also an avid tennis player, Parkour practitioner and a volunteer programming teacher.
Tamara RosenthalSVP of Marketing
Tamara is the SVP of Marketing for Viyet where she is responsible for overseeing the brand’s overall marketing strategy. She is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working for multichannel fashion retailers. Prior to joining Viyet, Tamara was the Vice President of Marketing at Fashion to Figure, a women’s plus size fashion retailer. Tamara has held senior marketing positions at ideeli.com (later sold to Groupon), Lacoste USA and Ferragamo where she developed programs across both digital and traditional marketing channels. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Jennifer KoenVP of Business Development & PR
Jennifer comes to Viyet following two home renovations and after serving as Director of Innovation and Licensing at Godiva Chocolatier. Prior to Godiva, Jen worked in marketing for Coach and Movado Watch Group, where she was responsible for launching and gemployee rowing new businesses. Jennifer received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Jennifer’s personal design style: furniture that functions and has distinctive architectural elements.
Rachel, founder and owner of Rachel Rodin LLC, a personal styling business, went on to co-found Viyet with Louise Youngson-Klasfeld after they both dreamed of new furniture but needed to sell their existing pieces first. Organized, driven, and precise, Rachel graduated with a BA from Columbia College and received an MBA at Columbia Business School. Rachel’s personal design style: clean, clean, clean with a little bit of texture mixed in.
Louise, world traveler and lifelong design lover, hails originally from Scotland. Louise founded Viyet with the conviction that there is a home for every piece of fabulous pre-owned furniture. As Viyet’s Chief Curator, Louise meets new people every day while on the hunt for exquisite, unique furniture and accessories. Louise’s favorite furniture item in her home: Ruby red transparent Kartell dining chairs!