The RealReal's Director of Strategic Initiatives, Allison Sommer, leads strategic initiatives including partnerships, retail marketing, and growing omnichannel client value. Allison brings with her a wide array of technology and business experience. She began her career working for U.S. Congress, but was lured away by the quick innovation at Google, where she held roles in Sales, Product, and Marketing. Experience at Chinese internet giant Baidu and beauty startup Birchbox cemented her understanding of global technology and tech-driven retail. Allison joined The RealReal to help change the way people shop and think about sustainable consumerism. Allison holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.