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Title: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Brooklyn, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Chad is CEO of Etsy, leading the company in its mission and growing it into a global community creative entrepreneurs and their customers. Under Chad's leadership, marketplace sales by Etsy’s community of a 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. 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. Chad holds a BA in English Literature from Duke University.