Michelle Peluso became New York-based Gilt Groupe's CEO earlier this year, after leading marketing and Internet initiatives at Citigroup ( C). Before that role, she was the CEO of Travelocity. Peluso is said to have the right credentials to take the company public, a possibility that the company has been discussing for years.

The e-commerce giant, known for its "flash sales," may be worth as much as $1 billion.

Jason Goldberg leads New York-based Fab.com, one of the hottest e-commerce sites right now. Fab makes it easy to buy goods ranging from fashion to furniture.

Earlier this summer, Fab raised venture capital at a billion dollar valuation. Goldberg previously founded recruiting.com and socialmedian.

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