Executive Team | Blue Nile


Jon Sainsbury - Chief Revenue Officer

Jon is Blue Nile’s Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for online marketing and user experience efforts, as well as the growth and development of Blue Nile’s overseas business. As he says, "We’re a small team, and how we are able to deliver a tremendous amount of high impact work is one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of working at Blue Nile." Outside of work, Jon can be found on the golf course, taking his three kids to soccer games, and reading the occasional physics textbook.

Steve Gire - Vice President of Technology

As an online business, technology is crucial, and Steve is tasked with leading the creation, execution, and maintenance of cutting-edge technologies that give Blue Nile’s customers the ability to make their special purchases anytime and anywhere. As he puts it, “We work in a highly dynamic environment, and are constantly challenging ourselves with new ideas and opportunities to better serve our customers.” Away from his computer, Steve is a passionate Seattle Sounders fan and raises a little athlete of his own.

Lauren Neiswender - General Counsel

As General Counsel, Lauren handles all legal matters for Blue Nile, and offers counsel to the Board of Directors and employees on topics, such as intellectual property, human resources, tax, marketing, privacy, and more. In her own words, “I love working with the various groups that make up Blue Nile and advising on the efforts that are revolutionizing the way consumers shop for diamonds and fine jewellery.” When not advising, Lauren takes advantage of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her husband and two children.

Derek Mullens - Vice President of Human Resources

Ensuring that Blue Nile has the very best people and that those people are placed in a position where they will succeed for themselves and for Blue Nile is Derek’s responsibility as Vice President of Human Resources. As he’ll tell you, “We have a passionate and committed group that wants to leave their mark and own a part of the company’s success. We give them the tools to do just that.” Derek spends his free time skiing on both water and snow, and working on his troubled relationship with golf.