Etsy CTO Mike Fisher Leaving, Replaced By Rachana Kumar

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Etsy announced today Chief Technology Officer Mike Fisher is leaving at the end of the year, will be replaced by Rachana Kumar.

Etsy Names Rachana Kumar Chief Technology Officer
Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, announced today that Rachana Kumar, Etsy’s Vice President of Engineering, has been named Chief Technology Officer, effective January 1, 2023.…

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, announced today that Rachana Kumar, Etsy's Vice President of Engineering, has been named Chief Technology Officer, effective January 1, 2023.

Mike Fisher, Etsy's current Chief Technology Officer, has decided to leave to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests. Mike will stay in his current position until December 31, 2022 and then remain with Etsy in an advisory capacity through April 2023...

...Rachana has been with Etsy for more than eight years and currently serves as Vice President of Engineering. Over the course of her tenure, she has played a leading role in critical initiatives, such as launching Etsy's product development principles, driving mobile and app penetration, and buyer growth. Most recently, Rachana expanded her role to include launching Etsy's regional office in Mexico City, building that team to nearly 130 employees in just 18 months...

...Rachana, who will be based out of Etsy's Brooklyn, NY headquarters, will report to Etsy CEO Josh Silverman and will join Etsy's executive team.

About Rachana Kumar
Since joining Etsy in 2014, Rachana Kumar has significantly expanded her scope and responsibilities. She is currently Vice President of Engineering at Etsy, where she oversees teams that build product experiences within Etsy's global marketplace. She also serves as the Managing Director of Etsy Mexico, where she has been responsible for opening the company's Mexico City office and hiring of over 130 employees in the region.

Rachana's experience spans multiple countries and industries ranging from media and ecommerce in the US, the sociopolitical space in India, and international development in Cambodia. She is passionate about using technology for good and has worked with the UN, Council on Foreign Relations, and ran her own non profit organization.

Rachana holds a Bachelor's degree from RV College of Engineering in Bengaluru, India and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. She has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech by the National Diversity Council, and has received the Digital Diversity Network's Innovation and Inclusion CodeBreakers Award, Innovators & Disrupters Award from New York on Tech and Future CIO Award at Women in IT Awards.

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