Luxury Garage Sale Brings in Former SpotHero Exec to be CEO

Luxury Garage Sale, a Chicago consignment startup that sells gently used designer brands, just plucked a top executive from fellow Chicago startup SpotHero to be its CEO.

On Tuesday, Luxury Garage Sale named Trish Lukasik, the former COO at SpotHero, as its chief executive. She’ll be tasked with leading the six-year-old startup, which has raised $6.5 million in funding from investors like Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Angels and Boston-based Data Point Capital.

Lukasik was a big hire for SpotHero when she joined the parking startup in 2016. Before SpotHero, she was the SVP and chief customer officer at PepsiCo, and also worked at Proctor & Gamble and Coca-Cola.

Trish Lukasik (via LinkedIn)

“LGS has a terrific business model and a very talented team which together present a fantastic recipe for continued success,” Lukasik said in a statement.

Along with Luxury Garage Sale’s online presence, the startup has brick-and-mortar stores in Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis. Luxury Garage Sale offers designer labels and vintage wardrobe items at up to 60% off retail prices, the company says.

Lukasik’s hire makes Luxury Garage Sale the latest venture-backed Chicago startup to bring in experienced business executives to lead their companies. Last month Shiftgig hired Wade Burgess, LinkedIn’s former VP of talent solutions, as its CEO; NowSecure hired former BoxTone CEO Alan Snyder earlier this year to be its chief executive; and SMS Assist hired Taylor Rhodes, the former Rackspace CEO, to lead the “unicorn” tech company.

Originally featured in ChicagoInno.