Jimmy Drake

VP, eCommerce at Purple

Jimmy Drake is the current Vice President of eCommerce at Purple. Jimmy has over 18 years of experience in web design and development, user experience, and omni-channel eCommerce.

Jimmy Drake began their career as a web designer and developer at California University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Jimmy then worked as a lead user interface designer at Bank of New York Mellon Corporation from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, they joined Accenture as a user experience manager and spent four years there before moving to AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC. in 2011. Jimmy Drake spent eight years at AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC., eventually becoming the Senior Director of User Experience, Omni-Channel eCommerce. In 2015, they left AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC. to become an adjunct professor of interaction design at Duquesne University. Jimmy taught there for six months before taking their current position at Purple in 2016.

Jimmy Drake attended Duquesne University, where they earned their MBA. Jimmy also attended PennWest California for their MS in multimedia and their BS in computer information systems. Additionally, they completed adaptive path UX intensive training at a school.

Jimmy Drake works with and Misty Bond - Director of PR & Communications. Some individuals on their team include Tom Limbean - Associate Vice President of Customer Care, Jeff Cedeno - Director of Ecommerce Merchandising. Jimmy Drake reports to Patrice Varni, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer.


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  • VP, eCommerce

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