Etsy Names Raina Moskowitz COO; Expands Executive Team With the Appointment of Kim Seymour as CHRO

Leadership Structure Will Help Enable Etsy to Scale Its Marketplace Capabilities Further and Unlock Additional Growth Opportunities

Etsy, Inc., which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, announced that Raina Moskowitz, who has been with Etsy since 2018, will take on an expanded role as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In addition, the company is expanding its executive team with the addition of Kim Seymour as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective on or about April 26, 2022. Raina and Kim are both based at Etsy’s Brooklyn, NY headquarters, reporting to CEO Josh Silverman.

In Raina’s expanded role, she will further define Etsy’s strategic direction and oversee global marketplace services. She will now lead two critical, revenue-driving functions – payments and fulfillment – and continue to oversee Etsy’s Member Services, Trust & Safety, Strategy & Operations, and Impact teams.

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Kim comes to Etsy with more than two decades of experience in organizational design and building world-class teams, having most recently served as Chief People Officer of WW International. In this newly-created position, she will build upon Etsy’s high-performing, equitable and inclusive culture, align global talent to growth opportunities, and continue to shape how Etsy approaches the future of work. Etsy’s human resources and workplace teams will report to Kim.

Josh Silverman commented, “These exciting changes to our executive team are representative of Etsy’s significant success and scale and our conviction in our go-forward opportunities. Raina’s expanded role will help us continue to deliver world-class customer experiences and cement Etsy as a trusted brand for our global community. She has championed some of our most critical initiatives through periods of unprecedented growth and change. Her leadership style has motivated and inspired teams across the company to perform at their best.”

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“I’ve known Kim for many years and have long been impressed with her ability to architect global organizations that align with business objectives while strengthening corporate culture. She is passionate about creating an engaging and rewarding workplace experience, building equitable and diverse teams, and fostering career development opportunities. I do not doubt that Kim will be an invaluable addition to my leadership team.”

Raina Moskowitz commented, “Our mission to Keep Commerce Human has remained our North Star through a period of significant growth and transformation. I am excited to bring together the teams that contribute to a truly differentiated e-commerce experience to better support our community and create meaningful new growth opportunities.”

Kim Seymour added, “It has never been more important for businesses to foster a healthy, supportive relationship with their people and an authentically inclusive work environment. I am thrilled to join this world-class team and bring new perspectives to deepen Etsy’s already strong commitments to employee equity, engagement, and support.”

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