Marketplace Etsy has named Rachel Glaser as its new chief financial officer to succeed Kristina Salen, whose March 31, 2017, departure was announced last year.

Glaser, who has more than 30 years of senior financial experience in similar roles, will join Etsy on June 1 and will be responsible for overseeing the marketplaces global financial operations. She will report into Etsy chief executive officer and chair, Chad Dickerson, and will join the executive team.

Commenting on the appointment, Dickerson said: "Rachel has a long track record of success as a senior finance executive and has gained broad experience across a variety of consumer-facing, publicly-traded companies. She has also helped scale marketplaces that empower artisans around the world.

“Rachel not only possesses the right skills to take Etsy's financial operations to the next level, but she also brings a passion for furthering the Etsy mission and nurturing our vibrant community. I look forward to Rachel's contributions as we continue to execute on our strategy that we believe will deliver long-term value to all of our stakeholders."

Glaser most recently served as the chief financial officer of the Leaf Group, where she helped scale their global marketplace and consumer media businesses. Prior to that, she served at Realtor.com’s subsidiary Move as chief financial officer and held the senior vice president, operations finance at Yahoo.

In the interim period before she joins, Karen Mullane, Etsy's vice president, corporate controller, will serve as interim chief financial officer.

 

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