Retail Tech Platform Lily AI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

by Katie Lee

Mountain View, Calif. — Lily AI, a retail technology platform specializing in AI solutions for retailers and brands, has hired Avnish Patel to its executive team as chief operating officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Patel will be responsible for overall organizational excellence, scaling cross-functional capabilities, and cultivating partnerships and alliances to accelerate growth. He will advance the company’s mission to transform the retail industry through AI solutions that help retailers and brands improve customer experiences throughout their digital commerce touchpoints.

Before joining Lily AI, Patel served as senior vice president of strategy & operations at Picsart, a Sequoia & SoftBank-supported visual creation platform.

Patel’s appointment as chief operating officer marks a significant milestone for Lily AI, signaling the company’s commitment to reimagining retail and deepening customer loyalty by bringing inspiration and joy back to the experience of shopping.

Lily AI is a female-founded retail technology company empowering retailers and brands by bridging the gap between merchant-speak and customer-speak. Combining visual AI with enterprise-grade product attribution capabilities, Lily enhances customer shopping experiences by injecting consumer-centric language throughout the retail technology ecosystem, from site search and demand forecasting to SEO, retail media and beyond. For more information, visit




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