Ben Silbermann

  • Pinterest Updates Diversity Efforts for 2016, Goals for 2017

    … underrepresented backgrounds this year, especially in engineering, including Li Fan, head of engineering, and Ruben Ortega, head of our Seattle engineering office. In addition, Michelle Wilson became the first independent member of our board. As for 2017 goals, he wrote: We updated our women in engineering hiring rate goal to 25 percent…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 22 readers -
  • Pinterest Tops 150 Million Monthly Active Users

    … managed countries—U.K., France, Germany, Brazil, Japan—in the first half of 2016 than it did in all of 2015. Pinterest is serving 10 billion recommendations daily, double last year’s figure. 150 million visual searches are performed on Pinterest every month, along with more than 2 billion text-based idea searches. There are more than 1 million…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 21 readers -
  • Pinterest Taps Twitter’s Todd Morgenfeld as First CFO

    … as senior vp of treasury, financial analytics and corporate development at HP, Koh reported, and he has also worked with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake. Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said in an interview with Koh that current Pinterest head of finance Natalie Fair “is looking at other opportunities within the company,” and he shot down speculation…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 25 readers -
  • Former Amazon Exec Michelle Wilson Joins Pinterest Board

    … member, joining co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann and early investors Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz and Jeremy Levine of Bessemer Venture Partners. Wilson said in a statement: Pinterest is a treasured brand that helps people around world discover and do the things they love. I’m passionate about working with companies with a global vision for improving people’s everyday lives and look forward to working with Ben and team on this journey.…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social- 10 readers -
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