Etsy appoints Edith Cooper to Board of Directors
NYC-based global online creative goods marketplace Esty, Inc. announced on Wednesday that former partner and global head of human capital for Goldman Sachs Edith Cooper, described in a recent Bloomberg article as "one of Wall Street’s most powerful black women", will join the company’s Board this spring.
Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in management and sales leadership. In her role as global head of human capital for Goldman Sachs, she was responsible for the recruitment, development, promotion, and well-being of the firm's 35,000 employees around the world, and spearheaded the use of data and analytics in the company’s HR decisions.
She also introduced a conversation series which discussed diversity and inclusivity throughout the firm.
Prior to this, Cooper held a number of other leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust. She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Slack, the Museum of Modern Art and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
“With Edith joining the board, we gain significant talent-management expertise, based on years of experience at leading global financial institutions”, stated Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, in a release. “We are looking forward to Edith bringing her wealth of knowledge to Etsy, providing guidance as we continue driving growth and empowering the 1.9 million creative entrepreneurs who rely on our marketplace.”
“Etsy's mission to 'Keep Commerce Human' and its culture is revolutionary in the tech space. I have long admired Etsy's drive to create value by investing in its people and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace”, said Cooper.
With Cooper’s appointment, Etsy has expanded its Board but maintained gender parity. Q4 2018 was the first time the company hit the $1 billion sales mark in a single quarter, with total revenue for the period reaching $136.3 million.
Cooper’s appointment to Etsy’s Board of Directors is effective April 5, 2018, when she will also join the Board’s Compensation Committee.
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