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Chad Dickerson

Chad is CEO of Etsy, an online marketplace for unique goods. Under Chad’s direction, Etsy raised $40MM in May 2012 in order to accelerate growth internationally and expand offerings to Etsy’s community of independent, creative businesses. Etsy also became a Certified B Corporation™, publicly committing to grading ourselves for the long term based on employee, community and environmental interests. Prior to becoming CEO in July 2011, Chad was CTO of Etsy.

 

From 2005-2008, Chad led Yahoo!’s Brickhouse and Advanced Products team, and the Yahoo! Developer Network. Before he joined Yahoo!, Chad held various positions at media outlets including InfoWorld Media Group, Salon.com, CNN, CNN/Sports Illustrated, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC). Through mostly self-taught web technology expertise, Chad was an early advocate for the power of the Internet as a disruptive platform for information delivery. Chad holds a BA in English literature from Duke University.