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Etsy Announces Gary Briggs Joining Board of Directors

March 29, 2018
Etsy Announces Gary Briggs Joining Board of Directors

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Etsy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ETSY), the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary Briggs, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Facebook, to the company's Board, effective April 5, 2018.

"Gary's extensive marketing expertise will support management's work driving creative thinking and execution across our organization, including helping to provide our 1.9 million creative entrepreneurs with new, innovative ways to start and grow their businesses," said Josh Silverman, Etsy, Inc. CEO. "I'm delighted to welcome Gary onto the Board and look forward to his contributions to Etsy and our strong community."

Mr. Briggs brings an incredibly valuable and unique marketing perspective from his time leading and advising major consumer organizations, including most recently Facebook. Over the course of his career, he has driven impactful strategies for brand management, marketing communications, and customer growth and retention.

"I have incredible respect for Josh and Etsy's commitment to empowering a global community of creative entrepreneurs. As Etsy continues to refine its world-class marketing capabilities, I'm excited to support the growth of this community and the company's overall business," said Gary.

With Mr. Briggs's appointment, along with the appointment of our other new board member Edith Cooper, Etsy's Board has expanded to 8 members, while retaining its gender parity. He is also joining the Compensation Committee of the Board.

About Gary Briggs
Gary has over 30 years of experience developing, directing and advising brand strategy for global companies, including Google, eBay, PayPal, IBM, McKinsey & Company and Pepsi-Cola USA.  He has served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Facebook since August 2013. He also sits on the advisory board of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Previously, Gary was on the board of directors of LifeLock (sold: Symantec).

About Etsy
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Our mission is to keep commerce human, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. We connect millions of buyers and sellers from nearly every country in the world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired and delighted by items that are crafted and curated by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, we offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs.

Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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