By Lenore Fedow
Seattle—Blue Nile CEO Jason Goldberger has stepped down after less than two years on the job.

Goldberger, the former chief digital officer of, replaced Harvey Kanter in June 2017.

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Eric Anderson, executive vice president at Blue Nile owner Bain Capital Private Equity, will fill in until a replacement is found.

“Eric Anderson has assumed the role of Interim CEO while we conduct a search for the successor to Jason Goldberger, who has moved on to pursue his next challenge,” the company said in a statement. “We are continuing to invest behind our strategic priorities and new capabilities to accelerate growth.”

Goldberger is the latest in a line of C-suite executives to leave the Seattle-based e-tailer since it went private in February 2017. (Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC acquired the formerly Nasdaq-traded company in a $500 million deal.)

Ruth Sommers, a former David Yurman executive, served as chief operating officer for a year before departing in October. Her replacement has not yet been found, a Blue Nile spokesperson confirmed.

Chief Marketing Officer Erin Daley has also made her exit. Alexandra Wheeler, a former Starbucks executive, filled her empty seat in December 2018.

However, not all the newer hires have left.

Chief Financial Officer Bill Koefoed, Chief Product Officer Dave Fleischman and Chief Merchandising Officer Katie Zimmerman, all hired after the Bain/Bow Street acquisition, remain with the company.

Blue Nile sold an estimated $520 million in jewelry in 2017, according to National Jeweler’s 2018 State of the Majors report. It landed at No. 13 on the $100 Million Supersellers list, the report’s ranking of the biggest sellers of watches and jewelry in North America.

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