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Introducing Etsy’s New Chief Operating Officer

Aug 27, 2010

by adamfreed

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It’s great to meet you. I’m excited to be with the amazing community of people who have made Etsy what it is today.

I’m joining Etsy as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at a time when all the teams at Etsy are working incredibly hard to improve shopping, selling and exploring. As the COO, it’s my job to support our internal teams, from customer support to engineering and community, as they work to make the Etsy experience better. At the end of the day, my job is to make everyone here more successful.

While working at Etsy is new to me, fast-growing organizations aren’t. Before coming here, I led teams responsible for much of Google’s growth outside the United States. I worked in Product Management, and in what we called Online Sales and Operations.

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I spent years travelling the globe from Bangalore to Belo Horizonte, Brazil and beyond, trying to understand the people who use Google, making sure that Google responded to them. I hope to bring all I learned in those travels to Etsy, and I am excited to continue to learn from everyone here.

Oh, and who am I? Work aside, I’m a polyglot who speaks 10 languages and has lived in five countries. I’m the son of a spinner-weaver-knitter-painter-musician mom and a musician-photographer-dentist dad. I’m a recent New York transplant, moving here from San Franciso. And with my amazing partner, I’m the co-guardian of a rescued dog named Hank. (Anyone want to guess on his provenance? Best guess I’ve heard so far is: half-standard poodle, half Muppet.)

I’m eager to hear from and meet many of you in the coming months and years. It’s good to be here!  

 

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272 comments

  • FiligreeCreations

    FiligreeCreations said 7 years ago

    Very interesting to read & the dog looks adorable! :)))))))

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 7 years ago

    Hey Adam... Welcome and best wishes!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and good luck!

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the community!

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy. Hope you will enjoy it, its such a great community!

  • MaejeanVINTAGE

    MaejeanVINTAGE said 7 years ago

    Adorable dog! We look forward to your leadership here at Etsy.

  • ZudaGay

    ZudaGay said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Adam Freed, welcome to Etsy. Hank is 100% adorable whatever his parentage.

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! Good luck!

  • lizhutnick

    lizhutnick said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! :) That is the sweetest looking dog, lucky you!

  • WickedlyGoodWares

    WickedlyGoodWares said 7 years ago

    Welcome! I'm excited to see what you will bring to Etsy!

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you, Adam. Hank is adorable and I can see the half Muppet thing. ;)

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 7 years ago

    My guess is 100% Muppet! Welcome aboard, Adam.

  • shantyirish

    shantyirish said 7 years ago

    so nice to meet you adam! i look forward to what's next. love hank too ....

  • Nelly23

    Nelly23 said 7 years ago

    Welcome to ETSY and we look forward to hearing about your new adventures and ideas that you have to make ETSY a better selling and buying place!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! Love Hank!!! Blessings from All of us here at LeafandInk LeafandInk.com

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you both, Adam and Hank. Welcome aboard! Hey, isn't that Devil's Tower in the background? Maybe Hank is half standard poodle, half alien!

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 7 years ago

    Awww...so handsome! And Adam is pretty dapper too :)

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset said 7 years ago

    Welcome aboard, As for Hank, I'll say half poodle, half knitted Afghan.

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 7 years ago

    I am leaning towards 75% Muppet & 20% standard poodle & 5% lamb (fur and feet). And I think Google may be a language so that would put you at 11 languages that you speak! Soon to be 12 if you add the Etsian tongue. Adam, welcome to Etsy!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 7 years ago

    Welcome and good luck Adam :)

  • stellabystar

    stellabystar said 7 years ago

    My heart belongs to Hank... Welcome!

  • QuiltSewCover

    QuiltSewCover said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Glad you're aboard!

  • jill2day

    jill2day said 7 years ago

    welcome on board this crazy ride we call Etsy!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    Bienvenue, Valkommen, Benvenuto & Welcome Adam & Hank!!! You both strike me as multi-talented, Wonderful! XO

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 7 years ago

    you will love us!

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your new job! Just think of all the great things you can buy for Hank on Etsy.

  • dadadreams

    dadadreams said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam! Hank is such a cutie. :)

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 7 years ago

    hank is adorable.

  • OceanAvenueSilks

    OceanAvenueSilks said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam. Awwww, how adorable is Hank?!!!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! Hank is so adorable and all the doggie picks are great too (says the Cocker Spaniel's mom).

  • michemozaix

    michemozaix said 7 years ago

    Welcome Aboard Adam! We're happy to gain your expertise! P.S. I'd love to get your permission to do a doggie plaque of that adorable pooch of yours!!

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! Wishing you the best of luck in your new position! I really enjoyed reading about your background.

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and Hank, sorry no guess; but Hank is very adorable!

  • indigotwin

    indigotwin said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Your dog is sweet!

  • lisajune Admin

    lisajune said 7 years ago

    Great to meet you Adam. My dog sitting services are indefinitely on the table!

  • JewelryByEmmy

    JewelryByEmmy said 7 years ago

    Sounds like you will be great for etsy, and etsy will be fun for you! And Hank, SO cute! Congrats, and welcome.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam! Great to have you aboard! Good luck in your Job!

  • ozetta

    ozetta said 7 years ago

    welcome adam! you joined a wonderful company :] love your dog hank, so cute!

  • handstosew

    handstosew said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, and welcome to you too Hank! You're going to love Etsy. I'm just a Simple Seller (and Buyer of course)and one day without Etsy of some kind, is like a day without the sun! Good Luck as the new COO.

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    Wow. Just read your profile. very impressive;)

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    Forgot to welcome you on board and you're Hank's a sweetheart!

  • mayasideas

    mayasideas said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam! Hank is cute! And we have a black cockapoo named Blackberry!

  • MaryZeeCrafts

    MaryZeeCrafts said 7 years ago

    Welcome, good luck, and have fun in New York! My first impression is that Hank is extraterrestrial...notice the background in the picture. Isn't that from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"? Best regards!

  • Animals

    Animals said 7 years ago

    Dear Adam, Your dog reminds me of the dog from The Fraggles. I love it.

  • TotallyToTheT

    TotallyToTheT said 7 years ago

    Well you come a crafty lineage! Cool! Welcome to Etsy!

  • CodysCloset

    CodysCloset said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Hank is too adorable!

  • HenwithaHammer

    HenwithaHammer said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam ...and Hank. Good luck ! Seeing Hank makes me want to run to the shelter...my dogs have been all made of wood lately. Enjoy him .....and Etsy.

  • HenwithaHammer

    HenwithaHammer said 7 years ago

    I think Hank should have a title too !

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam + Hank! Best to you in your new job!

  • dottyral

    dottyral said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    Now those are some fabulous genes :) Welcome!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Wow -what an asset to Etsy-welcome and that seriously is the cutest dog I have ever seen!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 7 years ago

    Hank is SOOOOO cute!! I have a schnoodle who looks almost similar (schanuzer/poodle) and we also call him a Muppet. He was almost names Sprocket because he looks exactly like him. ...oh, and welcome!!!

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles said 7 years ago

    you sound like a perfect fit...and the dog...too cute...I love rescue dogs of mixed and largely unknown parentage...they surprise and please us with their marvelous blend of instincts...

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 7 years ago

    Welcome!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    OH goodness...Hank is adorable! You really should have a puppet made in his likeness! Welcome to Etsy!

  • SilverBloomStudio

    SilverBloomStudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome!! I have to agree - Hank is too fabulous.

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    So nice to meet you! Can't wait to see what you and the teams have in store for us:)

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 said 7 years ago

    welcome aboard, Adam! I am always happy when Etsy hires people with experience beyond the USA :) We only know 3/4 of our rescue dog's heritage - that's what makes them special, isn't it?

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, and a big WOOF to Hank who is standing in front of Devil's Tower. Nice that the two of you travel together! I have one question...why are you wearing a white lab coat? (former movie costumer...had to ask!)

  • ShirleyArt

    ShirleyArt said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam (and Hank)! Glad to have you on board!

  • SparklingBagCandy

    SparklingBagCandy said 7 years ago

    Re: Hank's provenance; yes I see the Standard Poodle and I think the "missing half" may very well be...Love Bunny. And on a more serious note: Thank you for all your efforts thus far and to come. We've approached our Etsy Collective Store with a sense of seriousness to match our creativity. We've posted this long ago on our profile and it's a poster we had printed and framed to hang in the lab, so we each remember 'what we're here for.' In an effort to perhaps motivate other sellers, we will share this here: Our Etsy Pledge: The team works together sourcing and sharing materials and helping each other developmentally and artistically. Each member of the male/female teams believes in professionalism and respect of the craft (and all that it entails) and its admirers. Each member of this Store Collective are forever grateful to have this Etsy selling platform from which to further develop their marketing and to reach prospective adult USA consumers, many of which we suspect will become, in turn, life-long friends. This Etsy Store Collective, under the group name: Sparkling Bag Candy--- is grateful for the ability to share an Etsy-wide-selling-platform with countless amazing creative artisans... and will always attempt to conduct itself willingly and respectfully in mandated compliance of Etsy Terms of Service. On behalf of, Sparkling Bag Candy, an Etsy Store Collective, respectfully, sincerely and with great admiration, as noted: Star-Tulle Freak Bang Mr. Roboto's Beads Berkshire Forest G3G Flair Weather

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! 10 languages.. goodness! Your background with Google too is exciting; possibly you could help us in our SEO? *wink wink nudge nudge* And how about that Hank fellow! Handsome character. Perhaps one quarter standard poodle, one quarter old English sheep dog, and half stupendous? ;)

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Awww! U'r dog does look half-muppet....

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, I hear you have a great group of people to work with Now Hank listen up.... their are a lot of other dogs in that place, I know because I hear them barking during Virtual Labs. I think you ought to take some chow with you on the first day of work, can't hurt ya know. Your the Boss's dog so their gonna give ya a hard time at first. Don't take any grief, hold your head or paw up and wag that tail! And bark while the Virtual Labs are going on, that way I'll know your doin OK. ox

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam....and Hank! You'll both love Brooklyn, I'm sure.

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    Welcome! I am still stuck on the "I speak 10 languages" part. Pretty impressive!

  • sarahfinabeads

    sarahfinabeads said 7 years ago

    Adam & Hank: welcome to Etsy, we're glad you're here and hope Etsy continues to be a wonderful place for collaboration, sharing and creativity for artists worldwide! Cheers!

  • CharliesApt

    CharliesApt said 7 years ago

    It's nice to have you on board. Welcome!

  • phiavintage

    phiavintage said 7 years ago

    love the brass globes!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 7 years ago

    welcome! Very excited to see where Etsy goes!

  • phiavintage

    phiavintage said 7 years ago

    Love the brass globes!

  • t8designs

    t8designs said 7 years ago

    Welcome. I think Hank bears a striking resemblance to "Sprocket" from Fraggle Rock (definitely some Muppet in him) http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sprocket It is possible that Sprocket escaped and met up with an amorous Sheepdog/Spinone Italiano http://www.greatdogsite.com/breeds/details/Spinone_Italiano/ adorable mutt though!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam- Impressive resume! and your "pup" is absolutely Adorable!!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    thanks for the intro ~ hope you have fun with this new job. sounds like you have lots to offer etsy :) very cute dog~

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 7 years ago

    Hank is ADORABLE!! Your experience with Google sounds really amazing and intense. Glad to have you aboard the Etsy ship now. Welcome Adam!

  • jillatay

    jillatay said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, hope you like it here.

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 7 years ago

    Adam you don't look like any COO that I have known (and you can take that as a compliment!). Welcome to Etsy and I hope you enjoy your new position. And thanks for rescuing Hank. He looks like a great pup! Wish more people would go the rescue route.

  • jillatay

    jillatay said 7 years ago

    Oh and I forgot, Bon jour, guten tag, konichi wa, hola, buon giorno, namaste. That's all I know.

  • Soov

    Soov said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, and a big hello to your Snoodle. (snuggly poodle)

  • AgelessThings

    AgelessThings said 7 years ago

    Hello, Hope you find etsy as refreshing and wonderful as I do. Welcome. It sounds like you will bring a cosmopolitan feel to etsy. May you enjoy your new endeavor. I like you already, you are an animal lover!

  • theHaresNest

    theHaresNest said 7 years ago

    welcome Adam, Hank is beautiful :) and rather regal, what with holding his paw up for a kiss :)

  • cinnamongirlshop

    cinnamongirlshop said 7 years ago

    well, hank is stealing your thunder! congratulations on your new job title. wow! welcome.... etsy is a very unique place <3

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 7 years ago

    Welcome!

  • loranscruggs

    loranscruggs said 7 years ago

    Welcome Welcome!

  • mutebuttonstudio

    mutebuttonstudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Lovely dog too!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    welcome to this " rich" community! we are glad to have you!

  • DoodleShack

    DoodleShack said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, We are all lucky to have you here at Etsy, and you are so lucky to have that fantastic dog.

  • irpsbruin

    irpsbruin said 7 years ago

    hey adam & hank, congrats on your new gig and moving to nyc too! -l10n old timer

  • Fodon

    Fodon said 7 years ago

    selamat datang (taking a stab at one of your many languages--very jealous of your ability). Is hank a bergadoodle? bergamasco/poodle cross. Either that or sheep...totally see sheep. Sheep/muppet cross perhaps? that'd be an interesting muppet show--maybe it was in their sex and violence episode? :)

  • SouthernBelleOOAK

    SouthernBelleOOAK said 7 years ago

    Wishing you luck at Etsy, a very unique place, abounding with many creative and talented people. Hope you, your partner and Hank will enjoy it in NYC. Looking forward to your cosmopolitan touch.

  • svitrolica

    svitrolica said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Hank and your Fragglemuppet dog too!! (: Welcome aboard!

  • svitrolica

    svitrolica said 7 years ago

    Où peut-être j'aurais pu vous adresser en français? (Si c'est parmi les 10 langues que vous parler...) (;

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 7 years ago

    Good to have you aboard Adam! I appreciate everything ETSY has done for the underground, handmade, independent artist movement and look forward to seeing what your experience has to offer our community! Prost! Na zdravi! Salud! Cheers!

  • VIZArt

    VIZArt said 7 years ago

    Hi Hank. Maybe your dog is a Labradoodle.

  • joajewellery

    joajewellery said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam, welcome to Etsy...looking forward to seeing what comes next! Good luck.

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam, You sound perfect for the job and your dog is adorable. As Etsy grows, a good COO is essential and I'm glad you are here.

  • WigArcher

    WigArcher said 7 years ago

    Hey! Welcome and great to read about you and your work. Hank is definitely half Airdale Terrier. I had a few terriers and I think my guess is correct.

  • pipistrellecrochet

    pipistrellecrochet said 7 years ago

    Lovely to meet you and your cute dog!

  • julieboyles

    julieboyles said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!

  • SageAndSpices

    SageAndSpices said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! I think Etsy is very lucky to have someone aboard with your experience with fast growing internet phenomena, AND your international experience - says a seller from the Netherlands. Etsy is a US platform by origin, but as this world is becoming more and more that global village, it's nice that our new COO knows there is a world outside of the US, and that there's busisness there too. Bless all those Etsy sellers who sell their goodies to anywhere in the world! But it's still amzazing how many Etsy sellers don't do that... (even find it somewhat scary to ship anything abroad). So Yay! A new COO who knows about all that! And I've always been more of a cat person, sorry....but as of now I think I'm a dog person too! What a cute looking dog, and what a great personality! Happy to know our new Boss has such a great personal assistent. Have fun in your new job!

  • LifeCovers

    LifeCovers said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam - you should take a look at the Etsy For Animals team (EFA) - we all work towards raising funds for animal charities and donate some (or in some cases, all) our profits to our favourite charities. Here's our chat thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6570767

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 7 years ago

    Polyglot = amazing. Welcome to Etsy!!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 7 years ago

    SF to NY.. I am *certain* SF is missing you!

  • birribe

    birribe said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Adam, welcome to your new job.

  • niftyknits

    niftyknits said 7 years ago

    welcome Adam! So...amongst your lingiustic skills, do you speak "English" English? Cos I find a host of confusions between my meanings and what my American friends here think I am saying!

  • natureandart

    natureandart said 7 years ago

    Welcome!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Hank is too adorable ;) Welcome to etsyand have fun in your new job Best from Paris !

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    welcome to Etsy Adam & Hank...hoÅŸgeldiniz:)))

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    welcome to Etsy Adam & Hank, hoÅŸgeldiniz:))

  • glasfaden

    glasfaden said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam. Wishing you a good time on Etsy with us :)

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 7 years ago

    I wish I could shake Hank's paw for real. I'm a bit in love with him. It's great to "meet" you, Adam. Welcome ~ it sounds like Etsy operations are in wonderful hands.

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, sounds Etsy made a good Deal to have you on Board!!!

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam ! Welcome to Etsy !I love HANK !I love dogs and cats ,I had a Coocer Spaniel named KIZIM ,means ''my daughter''.She died 6 years ago and I missed her so much. Love from Istanbul !

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Etsy!

  • moonandlion

    moonandlion said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! You must already have found out how good is to be here :) PS: Hank is definitely half muppet!

  • swaggjewelry

    swaggjewelry said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!!! Sounds like you've had an interesting life and career with more to come. I'm excited to see so many great changes being made at Etsy to improve recognition to us as sellers, the handmade world, and Etsy it's self. I'm from Cologne, Germany. Originally from Los Angeles, CA and Etsy has helped me keep my design business going with the transition to a different market. I now sell my jewelry all over the world. I'd like to offer my assistance to Etsy with anything you would need internationally. I have lots of experience with merchandising, marketing, design, fashion and retail management. I'd love to organize an Etsy Handmade market in Cologne. All the best to you and your new endeavor, April McGee-Riess

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran said 7 years ago

    wow!!!!! WELCOME BIENVENIDO BIENVENU BENVENUTO BEM VINDO VELKOMMEN WILLKOMMEN приветствовать POWITANIE VÄLKOMNA SELAMAT DATANG 환영 I MIRËPRITUR VÍTEJTE (and of course Hank as well!!!!!) Wishing you the best luck! Yael

  • sudusudu

    sudusudu said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam,all the best!!!

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran said 7 years ago

    WOW!!!!! WELCOME BIENVENIDO BEM VINDO BIENVENUE VELKOMMEN VÍTEJTE POWITANIE BENVENUTO TERVETULOA SVEIKI Adam and Hank!!!!! Wishing you the best luck here!!!! Yael

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy!

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam! I am also the owner of a half poodle half muppet :) Wishing you the best of luck in your new role!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    Hello Welcome to ETSY !!!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy! I adore Hank! This is what we say when people ask us what kind of dog our rescue is - only his momma knows!

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 7 years ago

    what a wonderful journey you've had so far and what an array of goodies you bring to etsy...i'm looking forward to seeing your handle on things here. best of luck to you, your partner and of course your muppett :D

  • TwinDreamCreations

    TwinDreamCreations said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam - welcome to Etsy! Wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well. Love your dog - I guess a poodle and muppet make a Puppet! :-)

  • magnesina

    magnesina said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Adam!

  • ideasinc

    ideasinc said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam... can't wait to see what new and exciting things will be happening at Etsy with you as the COO. I love Hank too. Per TwinDream's comment above... Hank could also be a Mupadoodle.

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 7 years ago

    welcome welcome! so exciting to hear of all of your learned-travels + your superfun mom + dad! what an exciting background you bring to etsy - really looking forward to having you and hank { good heavens! so cute!} @ etsy!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    welcome to Etsy :)

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 7 years ago

    welcome! we're looking forward to see what you bring to etsy!

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 7 years ago

    awww your pup is so cute!!!

  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome!

  • Chuletindesigns

    Chuletindesigns said 7 years ago

    Bienvenido Adam, Con toda esa experiencia seras de gran ayuda para Etsy. Te deseo muchos exitos! .....y estoy segura que podras leer mi mensaje tambien! :)

  • sharonfostervintage

    sharonfostervintage said 7 years ago

    Hank has some characteristics of a Bedlingham Terrier. He's great. Welcome to you and Hank! Sharon

  • gifteddesigns

    gifteddesigns said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy to both you and Hank...:) Be prepared for a storm as we sellers have MANY MANY MANY things we want implemented and we're not shy to ask for them...;) Oh! My guess...;) He could well be part Poodle, but most Poodle mixes still end up with the long, elegant snout and are more obviously mixed than he is. My guess is he could be a mix like a Labradoodle because they often have a more Golden face than most other Poodle mixes (god I hate that term) but I'd lean more towards him being a Barbet who's been combed and shaven down...;) Hehe, way to kill the fun by being serious...:D

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam and Hank. ~Katie and Althea(a rescue cat)

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!! and Woof Woof Hank!!

  • twoknit

    twoknit said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy !!! Martha

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 7 years ago

    GREAT thanks for sharing www.jusadreamin.etsy.com

  • CricketsCreations

    CricketsCreations said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam, nice to meet you! Kudos to you and your partner for adopting a rescue dog (who's so cute, to boot, tee hee)! My husband and I are both big animal advocates (he's a manager at Best Friends Animal Society here in the high desert). :) Welcome, Celeste (Crickets)

  • floodplainstudio

    floodplainstudio said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and family to the Etsysphere from a artist-mom-environmentalist-geek advocate, my hubby, a musician-locksmith-punk-dad-nicest guy on earth, my son (who might just turn out like you) and our bevy of furry babies!

  • LizasWhimsicalArt

    LizasWhimsicalArt said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam, Congratulations! I am new here to etsy as well and fellow animal lover:) Welcome! Liza

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 7 years ago

    Hiiii!

  • customeyes

    customeyes said 7 years ago

    Here's to the new COO Adam Freed. Good luck to you and thank you for joining the team!

  • PoisonGarden

    PoisonGarden said 7 years ago

    Welcome! :) And your dog is so cute.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! Love Hank! He's just squishy - and cuddly.

  • pomella

    pomella said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam, You dog is adorable, is he prepared for the attention he will be getting now he is part of the Etsy team?

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the world of Etsy - your experience in search is impressive and I see great potential in using that to help Etsy grow!

  • SusanKJewelry

    SusanKJewelry said 7 years ago

    welcome Adam and your dog is adorable!!

  • sewtamz

    sewtamz said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam - Excited to have all of your Global experience!!! Looking forward to the new growth!

  • ArgentTonic

    ArgentTonic said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!!!lovely dog!!!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam. We're excited to have you here!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam!!! from the PARK pillow guys, matt and carlos

  • coonbelle

    coonbelle said 7 years ago

    Best Wishes!

  • yortlabs

    yortlabs said 7 years ago

    I think the editor may have missed one tag permutation.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Welcome - now get back to work.

  • kawaiipiepie

    kawaiipiepie said 7 years ago

    Hank is adorable!!

  • WiltsieBridgeCS

    WiltsieBridgeCS said 7 years ago

    welcome!

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 7 years ago

    glad to have you here, and the muppet.

  • cindymars7

    cindymars7 said 7 years ago

    Great to have you on board! Felicidades :)

  • loopinloop

    loopinloop said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, Kalos ilthes, (in Greek) :>)

  • AtelierMonPlaisir

    AtelierMonPlaisir said 7 years ago

    Dans les 10, il doit bien y avoir le francais !...Alors bienvenue à bord et merci déjà de continuer toujours mieux cette belle entreprise qu'est etsy. Félicitations.

  • tenderbeasts

    tenderbeasts said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam & best wishes! What a sweet looking pooch. :)

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the Etsy Team Adam! Very best wishes!!

  • designstyleguide

    designstyleguide said 7 years ago

    Wonderful dog! Good luck with your new position.

  • OxOriginalArtJewelry

    OxOriginalArtJewelry said 7 years ago

    Being a pet lover and from such an artistic family you must be a great guy! Welcome!

  • twirlaway

    twirlaway said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! I'm excited to see what you can bring to Etsy!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    Warmest wishes from an OCE {obsessive compulsive etsian!} ; happily, there is no cure for this! Welcome and excited to see your offerings!!! VelveteenHabbit

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 7 years ago

    HA! I love your hald muppet dog - he looks really sweet. I think it's so cool that you know 10 languages, I would love to travel the world like that and live in different places across the globe. Lots of luck in your new job - welcome home!

  • theeye

    theeye said 7 years ago

    half poodle, half lamb? cute dog.. welcome to the fold

  • dearjes

    dearjes said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Etsy!

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 7 years ago

    LOL!!! Hank is pretty cool! Bienvenido a Etsy una comunidad totalmente artistica!! i can see why you decide to give etsy a chance.... (artistic family). mis saludos a Hank!!! seems a funny friend and to you" Cheers!! Maril

  • TheVintageRecycler

    TheVintageRecycler said 7 years ago

    Mazeltov, Adam. Welcome and best wishes on your new job! amy

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 7 years ago

    Standard Poodle + Chewbacca :) Welcome!

  • karinkassab

    karinkassab said 7 years ago

    Half Muppet indeed. Welcome! kk

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you, Adam. It's nice to have you on the team. (:

  • LifeOnSale

    LifeOnSale said 7 years ago

    Golden Doodle(Golden retriever X Poodle)....this is what I believe Hank resembles

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger said 7 years ago

    Pleased to meet the COO and hear a little interesting background. It's always finds great people to help build the cloth of the community/industry.

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala said 7 years ago

    I guess you'll be able to judge your success at Etsy by our (sellers) successes, Adam ... welcome.

  • eleven44

    eleven44 said 7 years ago

    i'm so glad we have you!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam (and Hank!). I'm already impressed :)

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam :)

  • twistedbeading

    twistedbeading said 7 years ago

    TEN languages? oh wow, welcome and have a fun ride!

  • LaceNSneakers

    LaceNSneakers said 7 years ago

    You'll have your hands full...so much going on with Etsy. I think you're going to love your new job! Sounds like it's never a dull moment for you!!

  • riskybeads

    riskybeads said 7 years ago

    10 languages is extremely impressive!!! Wow! And Hank is definitely got some Muppet in him, but all the best dogs do! ~Lori Risky Beads

  • VintConditionStyle

    VintConditionStyle said 7 years ago

    Welcome! I'm thrilled you're here and thrilled you have a rescued dog. Hank is absolutely precious. My guess on his antecedents is Bedlington Terrier, the dog that is known for looking like a lamb (as someone suggested earlier in this). Check out some pics of unshaven Bedlingtons and you may see a resemblance!

  • JoyMerrymanPaperie

    JoyMerrymanPaperie said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Adam and Hank. (I'm guessing Goldendoodle, golden retriever/poodle mix)

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and Hank! Thanks for joining the Etsy family and here's to making a great company even better!

  • PetitPlat

    PetitPlat said 7 years ago

    10 languages? wow! I only speak 3, now I'm impressed :) Welcome on Etsy!

  • bluestrawberrycards

    bluestrawberrycards said 7 years ago

    welcome Adam and Hank! Good to have you on board.

  • southpawstudios

    southpawstudios said 7 years ago

    welcome to the madness that is called etsy, i do say that with love big hugs! -katy

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 7 years ago

    Welcome on board! I'm sure with your experience, you'll be able to bring Etsy places that haven't yet been possible... I can't wait!! <3 Andrea

  • simplymega

    simplymega said 7 years ago

    10 Languages!- wow! Your presence & ability should speed up the etsy community communication. Welcome, Meg

  • barrondesignstudio

    barrondesignstudio said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you Adam. Thanks for joining the Etsy community.

  • sandmarg

    sandmarg said 7 years ago

    Welcome! I know you will love working at Etsy.

  • WoodspriteDesigns

    WoodspriteDesigns said 7 years ago

    Guessing he's from New Orleans, by way of Katrina?

  • TinderBloom

    TinderBloom said 7 years ago

    Bonjour, Merhaba, Hola, Hello! (those are it for me)

  • SunshineandRavioli

    SunshineandRavioli said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! And to Hank the adorable Muppet dog, too. With a face like that, who cares what breed he is? :)

  • gardendiva

    gardendiva said 7 years ago

    Welcome! It sounds like you bring many gifts to the ETSY table. We're grateful.

  • OneDogGives

    OneDogGives said 7 years ago

    Hank, I think you'll find Etsy a wonderful dog-friendly place to peruse while Adam is hard at work bringing his many talents to Etsy's artists. A warm welcome to you both!

  • sterlingcreations

    sterlingcreations said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam. 10 languages is impressive! Hank is sooooooooo cute!!! Good luck!

  • allisonstrine

    allisonstrine said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    welcome adam, hank too he's so adorable~ we've got a rescue doggie as well.

  • PetScribbles

    PetScribbles said 7 years ago

    Hank = half poodle and half wheaten terrier? Whatever he is, he's adorable!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Cute dog!!!!

  • AliciaWalsh

    AliciaWalsh said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam! Hi ya puppy... *scratches Hank under his chin*

  • valeriesgallery

    valeriesgallery said 7 years ago

    Welcome to etsy!

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur said 7 years ago

    hey Adam welcome. fun to read.. and your mom looks amazingly creative :D and your dog, hihhii so cute

  • DesignedByLucinda

    DesignedByLucinda said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! Hank looks like maybe a Poodle and a Dandy Dinmont Terrier - - Post a side view on Flickr for all of us Doggie peeps so we can see more of Hank :)

  • WickedDarling

    WickedDarling said 7 years ago

    Adam, welcome!

  • ImJewelee

    ImJewelee said 7 years ago

    YAY to you Adam for being our new COO(L)! Etsy forgot to add the L so I did, ha! I will say that your dog Hank is a sweetiepoo that is what kind of dog he is! Have fun with your new job right here at Etsy, it is the best place to meet new friends, show your unique style and I am constantly amazed at the creativity! Welcome. XO♥ Julee

  • SassySashadoxie

    SassySashadoxie said 7 years ago

    Hi Hank and your human. Sasha the wiener dog here. We know the dog is the one really running the show. Welcome to etsy! My best guess Hank is you look like Standard Poodle and maybe a bit of schnauzer mixed in. But, I'd have to smell ya to know for sure. Woofs to you. K9's rule!

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and Hank is adorable (and half muppet for sure, lol!) :)

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 7 years ago

    It's very nice to meet you and Hank! *congratulations & wishing you the very best of luck in all of the future projects. hehe, poodle + muppet... a Poodlet. ;)

  • snowgumstudio

    snowgumstudio said 7 years ago

    Schnoodle -- Schnauzer/poodle cross. Both dogs descend from the ancient puddle dog. More languages = way cool.

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 7 years ago

    My best to you and Hank. As to his provenance, he is a double pure bred cutey. Welcome aboard!

  • SecretLentil

    SecretLentil said 7 years ago

    This monoglot welcomes you to etsy Adam!

  • KreatedbyKarina

    KreatedbyKarina said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy, Adam! You're going to love it here..

  • 11m2

    11m2 said 7 years ago

    You left San Fran, my 2nd most favorite city in the world (after Hamburg and before The Hague)? That's what I call dedication. :) Hank looks like he has some bobtail and schnauzer in there... it's what our first dog Oscar looked like in the summer. As a polyglot, I hope to see you in Berlin some time in the future - and see if one of your 10 languages is German. Kind regards from Hamburg, Gila

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam. I'm happy to see that Etsy has brought your product management expertise to the table!

  • longwinterfarm

    longwinterfarm said 7 years ago

    Nice to meet you, Adam! And Hank! I'm going to pretend his name's really Sprocket. Is there any Old English Sheepdog in there?

  • eccolights

    eccolights said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam :) Can't wait to see what you and your team come up with next for us all :) xoxo

  • iragranteco

    iragranteco said 7 years ago

    10 languages? Gosh! I thought I was clever with five! welcome to Etsy Adam:)

  • shortwork

    shortwork said 7 years ago

    Best of luck Hank/Adam - looking forward to becoming one more of your success stories over the next few months!

  • uncljohn

    uncljohn said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, it too is my pleasure to be here as a buyer. I see Hank's picture, it is easy to determine what he is, Grey I have two, Brown and Tan, respectfully Tara and Sasha. Change is good! Expansion is a viable product It is good to see that you are responcible for internal workings. Fix Drill Down search so it works.

  • firedupladies

    firedupladies said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! Can't wait to see the many great things to come.

  • GracieDesigns

    GracieDesigns said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! My husband VanDuct and I tend to disagree with you on the breed of your dog. We think he is part Fraggle, but that was a Jim Henson brainchild too....so, I guess muppet will suffice.

  • mymothershouse

    mymothershouse said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam & Hank. I'm a newbie too. You have exceptional taste in your career choices. Etsy is one of the most exciting and inspiring websites ever. Best of luck to you!

  • Meliscraft

    Meliscraft said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! 10 languages, amazing.

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 7 years ago

    By the shape of his (cute!) head, I think Hank is a poodle/cocker spaniel cross.

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 7 years ago

    PS. English Cocker Spaniel, not American.

  • instylevintage

    instylevintage said 7 years ago

    welcome!!!!

  • surfingsilver

    surfingsilver said 7 years ago

    Hello and welcome! 10 Languages! I'm impressed! Do you know this one? 'Ia ora na 'ee maeva

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam & Hank

  • picklevalentine

    picklevalentine said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! You're ok and I am impressed with your background. Hope you can get the kinks straightened out and pay attention to what the sellers want, which are rollouts that we have asked for and a decent customer service. You got a job to do and I hope Etsy lets you do it. But Hank? All he needs to do is just be. I'm in love. A daily Hank picture would be greatly appreciated. Smoochy smoochy smoo, Hanky boy, you poodle-y spaniel fluff ball of doggie goodness. * * I am admittedly insane about dogs.

  • nikid

    nikid said 7 years ago

    Welcome!

  • RAGGEDedgeGear

    RAGGEDedgeGear said 7 years ago

    sounds like you've had some adventures, and coming here to Etsy I'm pretty sure you've just signed up for another one :) congrats

  • TwistedRiverClay

    TwistedRiverClay said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy.

  • apiecebydenise

    apiecebydenise said 7 years ago

    Welcome! :o)

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 7 years ago

    Welcome to you, Adam! Delighted to see you here and Hank, of course.

  • miracle999

    miracle999 said 7 years ago

    Can I have Hank? Just kidding!!! I USED TO SPEAK MORE THAN 5 LANGUAGES, NOW I CAN NOT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH THAT GOOD.(smile), Old time people said, if you not use it, you lose it. well, what can I say? Anyway,welcome to ETSY . I am part of the team. Hope you have great time with us. I came from over sea as well. I used to travel 9 country around the world. I love travel. I am not afraid to fly. Now I am at North Carolina. I live in the woods,lots of deer, rabbits, cows, horses. I have two dogs,GERMAN SHEPHERD, AND LAB mix, They are way too smart. I have peacock,too. Hank is way too cute. Dogs they are very loyal.-huh? well, Sawasdee ka. yin-dee-tee-dai roo-juck. see ya..very sincere from miracle999

  • sophboz09

    sophboz09 said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam, what a wonderful role, hope you enjoy it!

  • kioskofoli

    kioskofoli said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! I'm happy to see that Etsy has brought your product management expertise in the right place, ETSY site! I am impressed with your background and thrilled you have a rescued dog. I am from Romania, Bucharest and when I do not deal with costume design, I am involved in some organizations for dog rescue. Best of luck to you!

  • AlethaFaye

    AlethaFaye said 7 years ago

    Welcome to etsy! Love your muppet doggie :)

  • AlethaFaye

    AlethaFaye said 7 years ago

    Nihongo hanasemasu ka? ;) Gambatte Kudasai! Doozo yoroshiku oneigaishimasu!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 7 years ago

    Welcome to the Etsy Community, Adam, Hank and partner. thanks for the intro :D Cathy

  • coldhamcuddlies

    coldhamcuddlies said 7 years ago

    Hello Adam - and good luck in your new post. As a newbie to the Etsy world, am looking forward to getting going - and am a dog freak to say the least. Hank may not be a "heinz-hound" - he has a look of an unusal breed called a Bedlington Terrier (check with the Kennel Club). He looks a real sweetie.

  • coldhamcuddlies

    coldhamcuddlies said 7 years ago

    As a fellow newbie, and a techno phobe, good luck in your new role at Etsy. Hank's no "heinz-hound" - looks to me like an old-fashioned, not as popular breed known as a Bedlington Terrier! He's a real sweetie to look at though. All the best Isobel

  • ThePeacockFeather

    ThePeacockFeather said 7 years ago

    coldham may have hit on something but PLEASE don't have him clipped/shaved. he is MUCH cuter the way he is. welcome to etsy and I hope you will be working with/for the sellers too as we always seem to get left out. It ends up being about the company and the buyers and we just seem to......be here. (that would be everywhere, not just here)

  • janeysjewels

    janeysjewels said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! "Congrats & Good Luck"!

  • nuevowoodcrafts

    nuevowoodcrafts said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam! What a great looking Pooch! You seem to have a great track record, I wish you well in all of your endeavors here at Etsy.

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 7 years ago

    Hi Adam and welcome to Etsy. With your experience and background, I expect great things from you! Love your cute dog.

  • DiBAdog

    DiBAdog said 7 years ago

    Welcome Adam and Hank, woof! I'm sure you will do amazing things here and love it .. Hank is too cute!! in a Poodle/Sheep Dog kind of way ;)

  • littletimewasters

    littletimewasters said 7 years ago

    Hope you have as good a time working for Etsy as I do working for my Etsy shop. And now I have a new word to describe myself - polyglot. Génial/prima/leuk!

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 7 years ago

    Well, congratulations on your new post at Etsy, looks like your bringing a lot of talent. Adorable dog, loved visiting the Devil's Tower. Only wish - Google would let you guys open up more shops on Google shopping :)

  • TheDreams

    TheDreams said 7 years ago

    Hello Adam, Welcome to the Etsy World!

  • TheDreams

    TheDreams said 7 years ago

    Hell Adam & Hank! Welcome to the world of Etsy!

  • artsyphartsyetc

    artsyphartsyetc said 7 years ago

    Welcome to Etsy Adam. Adorable dog.

  • autumnsanticsstore

    autumnsanticsstore said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam (and Hank)! It is certainly an exciting time to be part of Etsy... I look forward to seeing the changes that will soon be underway!

  • TheSteelFork

    TheSteelFork said 7 years ago

    Welcome! Great to meet you. All the best!

  • toombatik

    toombatik said 7 years ago

    Hello,Adam I'm new like you.You speaks 10 languages!!! including Thai ????? so good !!

  • KnitzyBlonde

    KnitzyBlonde said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! Anyone with a dog as cool as Hank, is OK in my book. :o) I hope Etsy is a wonderful fit for you, and that you and Etsy thrive together!!

  • pinkpolkaDotties

    pinkpolkaDotties said 7 years ago

    Welcome, Adam! Hank is so adorable, I just want to hug him. Best of luck to you as you settle into NY. Welcome to Etsy!!!!!!

  • asioriginals

    asioriginals said 7 years ago

    Hello Adam: Welcome. I'm relatively new on the block myself. I opened shop in August. Ten languages? I'm jealous - increible, pero muy bueno para Usted. Best of Luck!

  • JewelryByDesignerGal

    JewelryByDesignerGal said 7 years ago

    From 1 new-be to another welcome! Your not bad to look at but Hank's got it going on, Hank is a heart throb, would he like to have an email friend she's a sassy and beautiful Golden Retriever and not usually a snob about associating with a handsome guy with less than perfect bloodline!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 7 years ago

    welcome, bienvenue, youkoso, bienvenido, willkommen, aloha, kia orana, dobry den, wiiriwe, lolamai-- and paw shake for hank!!

  • debrawishan

    Debra Wishan from WishAnWear said 6 years ago

    Hello Adam! We have not met before, but I have heard alot about you (before Etsy). Congrats on your new double blessings! I recently joined Etsy. My husband, Mel, has been my wonderful photographer for my jewelry I have listed... with just a little help from your sweet father!! Best wishes from the Palisades

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