Gina Sanders is a Venture Partner of Advance Venture Partners and also serves as a Managing Partner of Advance Publications Inc. and as an Advisor to both Condé Nast and Y Combinator, the world-renowned, Silicon Valley-based, business accelerator.
From 2010-2014, Ms. Sanders was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairchild Fashion Media, a diversified trade and consumer media company. She led the company to high double-digit, bottom-line growth prior to its sale to Penske Media Corporation. A 29-year veteran of Condé Nast, Ms. Sanders previously served as Vice President and Publisher of Lucky, as the founding Vice President and Publisher of Teen Vogue, and as Vice President and Publisher of Gourmet and Details. She received numerous accolades during her tenure in these posts, including multiple placements on AdWeek’s Hot List and AdAge’s A-List, Condé Nast's 'Publisher of the Year' award, as well as the prestigious Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications.
Ms. Sanders serves on the Board of Directors of Katherine Cosmetics and serves as an observer to the Board of Directors of AVP portfolio company Joor. She also serves as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations, including New Story, a Y Combinator-backed, nonprofit startup building crowdfunded houses in areas of need around the world.