Chad is CEO, President and Chairman of Etsy, leading the company in its mission and growing it into a global community of creative entrepreneurs and their customers.
Under Chad's leadership, marketplace sales by Etsy’s community of more than a million sellers have grown significantly. The company became a Certified B Corporation in 2012 and, in both 2013 and 2014, Etsy was named one of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces by the Great Place to Work® Institute. In April 2015, Chad was appointed as a member of the US Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Barack Obama.
Prior to becoming CEO in 2011, Chad was Etsy’s CTO. Before joining Etsy, Chad led Yahoo’s Brickhouse & Advanced products team, and the Yahoo! Developer Network. Notably, he created the Yahoo! Hack Day initiative, the first internal innovation program of its kind.
Almost entirely self-taught in all things tech, Chad was an early advocate for the power of the Internet as a disruptive platform. He began his career in media, holding technical positions at InfoWorld Media Group, Salon.com, CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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BA, English Literature1993
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|Jun 14, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The Business Insider 100: The Creators -- ranked 1 to 100|
|Jun 9, 2016||PRNewswire All - Etsy Announces Results of 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders|
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|May 12, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Etsy expands executive team, adds new COO position|
|May 12, 2016||Vator.tv - Handy: "Everybody should have access to benefits"|
|Apr 16, 2016||The Economist - Knitty gritty|
|Apr 5, 2016||The Next Web - Etsy launches Pattern, an online store builder to take on Squarespace and Shopify|