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.
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!