Michael Fleisher is the chief financial officer of online home furnishings retailer, Wayfair.
Since joining the company in 2013, Fleisher has helped grow Wayfair to over $13 billion in net revenue and employ more than 16,700 people across North America and Europe. Fleisher drives finance, mergers and acquisitions, human resources, and business strategy for the company. He was integral in guiding the Boston-based company through its initial public offering in 2014.
Brands under the Wayfair umbrella include Wayfair.com, AllModern, Joss & Main, Perigold, and Birch Lane.
Prior to Wayfair, Fleisher held titles including CFO and vice chairman, strategy and operations at Warner Music Group (WMG). He directed the company’s global corporate operations and strategy including pivoting WMG’s business model and leading all corporate development and M&A initiatives. Fleisher helped WMG to reach its highest operating margins in the organization’s history. He also played a major role in taking the music company public in 2005 and selling to Access Industries for $3 billion.
Fleisher joined technology research company, Gartner, Inc. in 1993 and quickly rose within the company becoming CFO in 1998, CEO in 1999, and chairman of the board in 2001. While there, the finance executive oversaw 30 acquisitions and investments and led the company’s IPO. Leading the Gartner Events organization, Fleisher created the Gartner Symposium/ITexpo which became the top IT strategic planning conference at the time.
The Wayfair CFO began his career with consulting firm, Bain & Company, before transitioning to Bain Capital where he gained experience in venture capital and corporate buyouts.
Fleisher serves on the board of Squarespace and the Back Bay Association, and he serves as a vice chair and trustee of the Chewonki Foundation. He holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Within the last three months, Michael D. Fleisher has sold $252,278.00 in Wayfair stock. Most recently, Michael D. Fleisher sold 750 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, April 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $336.37, for a transaction totalling $252,277.50. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 96,496 shares of the company's stock, valued at $32,458,359.52.