Management Team

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Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Spiegel is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Mr. Spiegel holds a B.S. in Engineering - Product Design from Stanford University.

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Robert Murphy, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Murphy is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Technology Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Mr. Murphy holds a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University.

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Derek Andersen, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Andersen has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2019 and previously served as our Vice President of Finance since July 2018. Mr. Andersen was previously employed at Amazon.com, Inc. from March 2011 to June 2018, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President of Finance supporting Amazon’s digital video business. Mr. Andersen also previously served in roles at Fox Interactive Media, including as Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Operations for IGN, and as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Andersen holds a B.B.A from Acadia University, an M.B.A from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a CFA Charter Holder.

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Jacob Andreou, Vice President of Product

Mr. Andreou has served as Vice President of Product since June 2018 and previously served in various roles including Director of Product and Growth, Director of Growth, and Design Engineer between May 2015 and June 2018. Mr. Andreou was previously employed at ThinkAkili from May 2012 to March 2015, serving as Co-Founder and Product Lead. Mr. Andreou holds a B.S. in Biomedical Computing from Queens University.

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Jeremi Gorman, Chief Business Officer

Ms. Gorman has served as our Chief Business Officer since November 2018. Ms. Gorman was employed at Amazon.com Inc., serving as Head of Global Field Advertising Sales from June 2018 to November 2018, as Head of Field Advertising Sales, U.S. from April 2015 to June 2018, and as Head of Entertainment Advertising Sales from 2012 to April 2015. Ms. Gorman holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jared Grusd, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Grusd has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since November 2018. Mr. Grusd was employed by Oath Inc. as Chief Executive Officer, HuffPost and Global Head of News and Information at Oath Inc. from June 2017 to October 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Grusd served as Chief Executive Officer of HuffPost (formerly Huffington Post) since September 2015. From October 2011 to September 2015, Mr. Grusd was employed by Spotify Technology S.A. as General Counsel and Global Head of Corporate Development. Mr. Grusd holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania.

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Julie Henderson, Chief Communications Officer

Ms. Henderson has served as Chief Communications Officer since April 2019. From July 2013 to April 2019, Ms. Henderson served as Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer at Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Ms. Henderson also previously served in roles at News Corporation, including as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, and Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Strategy. Ms. Henderson holds a B.A. from Johnston Center, University of Redlands.

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Jerry Hunter, Senior Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Hunter has served as our Senior Vice President, Engineering since November 2017 and previously served as Vice President of Core Engineering since October 2016. From August 2010 to October 2016, Mr. Hunter served as Vice President of Infrastructure at Amazon, and previously as Vice President of Corporate Applications at Amazon from October 2007 to August 2010. Mr. Hunter holds a B.S. and M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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Betsy Kenny Lack, Head of Global Brand Strategy

Ms. Lack has served as Head of Global Brand Strategy since July 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Lack was Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, overseeing the magazine’s Silicon Valley and technology coverage, and created and ran the New Establishment Summit series. Prior to that, Ms. Lack served as a philanthropic and public policy adviser to individuals and companies. Ms. Lack serves on the board of directors of the Snap Foundation, Lincoln Center Theater, and the Walden Woods Project. Ms. Lack is also a Life Trustee of WNET, the organization that oversees public television stations in the New York metropolitan area. Ms. Lack holds a B.A. from Princeton University.

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Kenny Mitchell, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Mitchell has served as Chief Marketing Officer since June 2019. From February 2018 to May 2019, Mr. Mitchell served as Vice President of Marketing at McDonald’s Corporation. Mr. Mitchell also previously served as Head of Consumer Engagement at Gatorade from March 2015 to February 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Mitchell served as Managing Director, Brand and Consumer Marketing at NASCAR from December 2013 to April 2015. Mr. Mitchell holds a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Rebecca Morrow, Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Morrow has served as our Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since September 2019. From January 2018 to August 2019, Ms. Morrow served as Chief Accounting Officer at GoDaddy Inc., and previously served as Vice President of Finance and Head of Technical Accounting and Reporting from March 2015 to January 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Morrow served in various roles at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Advisory Services practice from August 2013 to March 2015, and as Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice from October 2008 to August 2013. Ms. Morrow holds a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Idaho and a Masters of Accountancy degree from the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah.

Ms. Morrow reports to Chief Financial Officer Derek Andersen.

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Michael O'Sullivan, General Counsel

Mr. O’Sullivan has served as our General Counsel since July 2017. From 1992 to July 2017, Mr. O’Sullivan was a lawyer in private practice. He served since 1996 as a lawyer at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he focused his practice on advising companies, their boards of directors, and founders on corporate transactions, governance matters, and significant disputes. Mr. O’Sullivan holds a J.D. from University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania.

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Eitan Pilipski, Senior Vice President of Camera Platform

Mr. Pilipski has served as Senior Vice President of Camera Platform since November 2019 and previously served in various engineering roles including Vice President of Camera Platform and Director of Engineering between January 2016 and November 2019. Mr. Pilipski was previously employed at Qualcomm Incorporated from July 1999 to November 2015, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President of Technology. Mr. Pilipski holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Mr. Pilipski reports to co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bobby Murphy.

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Lara Sweet, Chief People Officer

Ms. Sweet has served as our Chief People Officer since May 2019, and previously served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer from October 2017 to September 2019, and as our Controller from June 2016 to September 2019. Ms. Sweet also served as our interim Chief Financial Officer from January 2019 to May 2019. From November 2014 to June 2016, Ms. Sweet served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at AOL, Inc., and previously served there as Vice President, Internal Audit from April 2014 to November 2014, and Vice President, Assistant Controller from August 2011 to April 2014. Ms. Sweet holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.

Executive Officers

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Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Spiegel is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Mr. Spiegel holds a B.S. in Engineering - Product Design from Stanford University.

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Robert Murphy, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Murphy is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Technology Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Mr. Murphy holds a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University.

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Derek Andersen, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Andersen has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2019 and previously served as our Vice President of Finance since July 2018. Mr. Andersen was previously employed at Amazon.com, Inc. from March 2011 to June 2018, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President of Finance supporting Amazon’s digital video business. Mr. Andersen also previously served in roles at Fox Interactive Media, including as Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Operations for IGN, and as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Andersen holds a B.B.A from Acadia University, an M.B.A from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a CFA Charter Holder.

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Jeremi Gorman, Chief Business Officer

Ms. Gorman has served as our Chief Business Officer since November 2018. Ms. Gorman was employed at Amazon.com Inc., serving as Head of Global Field Advertising Sales from June 2018 to November 2018, as Head of Field Advertising Sales, U.S. from April 2015 to June 2018, and as Head of Entertainment Advertising Sales from 2012 to April 2015. Ms. Gorman holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Jared Grusd, Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Grusd has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since November 2018. Mr. Grusd was employed by Oath Inc. as Chief Executive Officer, HuffPost and Global Head of News and Information at Oath Inc. from June 2017 to October 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Grusd served as Chief Executive Officer of HuffPost (formerly Huffington Post) since September 2015. From October 2011 to September 2015, Mr. Grusd was employed by Spotify Technology S.A. as General Counsel and Global Head of Corporate Development. Mr. Grusd holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania.

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Jerry Hunter, Senior Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Hunter has served as our Senior Vice President, Engineering since November 2017 and previously served as Vice President of Core Engineering since October 2016. From August 2010 to October 2016, Mr. Hunter served as Vice President of Infrastructure at Amazon, and previously as Vice President of Corporate Applications at Amazon from October 2007 to August 2010. Mr. Hunter holds a B.S. and M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.

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Rebecca Morrow, Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Morrow has served as our Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since September 2019. From January 2018 to August 2019, Ms. Morrow served as Chief Accounting Officer at GoDaddy Inc., and previously served as Vice President of Finance and Head of Technical Accounting and Reporting from March 2015 to January 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Morrow served in various roles at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Advisory Services practice from August 2013 to March 2015, and as Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice from October 2008 to August 2013. Ms. Morrow holds a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Idaho and a Masters of Accountancy degree from the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah.

Ms. Morrow reports to Chief Financial Officer Derek Andersen.

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Michael O'Sullivan, General Counsel

Mr. O’Sullivan has served as our General Counsel since July 2017. From 1992 to July 2017, Mr. O’Sullivan was a lawyer in private practice. He served since 1996 as a lawyer at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he focused his practice on advising companies, their boards of directors, and founders on corporate transactions, governance matters, and significant disputes. Mr. O’Sullivan holds a J.D. from University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania.

Independent Directors

Michael Lynton

Mr. Lynton has served on our board of directors since April 2013 and has been Chairman of our board of directors since September 2016. Mr. Lynton served as Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sony Entertainment Inc., an international entertainment company, from April 2012 until August 2017, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. from January 2004 until May 2017, and as CEO of Sony Corporation of America from March 2012 to August 2017. Mr. Lynton currently serves on the board of directors of Ares Management Corporation, Pearson plc, Warner Music Group Corp., and Schrödinger, Inc. Mr. Lynton also served as a member of the board of directors of Pandora Media, Inc. from August 2017 until February 2019. Mr. Lynton holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Kelly Coffey

Ms. Coffey has served on our board of directors since May 2020. Ms. Coffey has served as Chief Executive Officer at City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), since February 2019. Prior to joining City National Bank, Ms. Coffey worked at J.P. Morgan, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank. Ms. Coffey holds an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Affairs & French from Lafayette College.

Joanna Coles

Ms. Coles has served on our board of directors since December 2015. Ms. Coles was appointed Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines in September 2016, overseeing editorial for Hearst’s 300 titles globally, and served until August 2018. Prior to that she was Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, a role she started in September 2012. She edited Marie Claire magazine from April 2006 to September 2012. Ms. Coles worked for The Times of London from September 1998 to September 2001 and served as New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian from 1997 to 1998. She currently serves on the board of directors of Sonos, Inc. and is on the board of Women Entrepreneurs New York City, an initiative to encourage female entrepreneurship, with a focus on underserved communities. Ms. Coles holds a B.A. in English and American literature from the University of East Anglia.

A.G. Lafley

Mr. Lafley has served on our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Lafley held various positions within The Procter & Gamble Company since 1977 and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors from June 2000 to June 2009 and again from May 2013 to October 2015. He also served as Chairman of the Board from July 2002 through February 2010 and again from May 2013 through June 2016. From April 2010 to May 2013, Mr. Lafley served as a consultant and as a Senior Adviser at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Lafley holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Stanley Meresman

Mr. Meresman has served on our board of directors since July 2015. During the last ten years, Mr. Meresman has served on the boards of directors of various public and private companies, including service as chair of the audit committee for some of these companies. He currently serves on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of Cloudflare, Inc., Guardant Health, Inc., and Medallia, Inc. He served as a member of the board of directors and as chair of the audit committees of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. from September 2014 to December 2018, LinkedIn Corporation from October 2010 to December 2016, and Zynga Inc. from June 2011 to June 2015; and on the board of directors of Meru Networks, Inc. from September 2010 to May 2013, and Riverbed Technology, Inc. from March 2005 to May 2012. From January 2004 to December 2004, Mr. Meresman was a Venture Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity firm, and was General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Technology Crossover Ventures from November 2001 to December 2003. During the four years before joining Technology Crossover Ventures, Mr. Meresman was a private investor and board member and advisor to several technology companies. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Meresman served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mr. Meresman holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Scott D. Miller

Mr. Miller has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Mr. Miller is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of G100 Companies, which operates G100 Network and SSA & Company. Before joining G100 Companies in March 2004, Mr. Miller was employed at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality company, where he served as non-executive vice chairman from August 2003 to December 2004, president from January 1999 to August 2003, and executive vice president from September 1997 to July 2003. Mr. Miller currently serves on the board of directors of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. and served on the boards of Affinion Group, Inc. from 2011 to 2013, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company from 2002 to 2012, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. from 2003 to 2004, and NAVTEQ corporation from 2002 to 2006. He also serves on several private company boards. Mr. Miller holds a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Poppy Thorpe

Ms. Thorpe has served on our board of directors since August 2018. Ms. Thorpe has served as Chief Marketing Officer at Sesame Inc. since March 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Thorpe served as Head of Brand Marketing at Glossier Inc., a beauty brand, from April 2018 to February 2020, Head of Strategy at FNDR, a marketing and advertising agency, from August 2017 to April 2018, and Strategy Director at R/GA, a digital agency, from August 2014 to August 2017. Ms. Thorpe holds a B.A. in English and Film Studies from University of San Francisco.

Christopher Young

Mr. Young has served on our board of directors since October 2016. From April 2017 to February 2020, Mr. Young served as CEO of McAfee, LLC. He joined Intel Corporation as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intel Security Group in October 2014, and later led the initiative to spin out McAfee, one of the largest, pure-play cybersecurity brands in the world. From November 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President, Security and Government Group at Cisco Systems, Inc., a technology networking company. Mr. Young serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and on the board of the non-profit Cyber Threat Alliance. Earlier in his career, he led cybersecurity efforts at RSA (a division of Dell EMC) and AOL. He also led end user computing at VMware and cofounded Cyveillance. Mr. Young has served on the board of directors of American Express since March 2018. From January 2011 to August 2016, he was a board member of Rapid7, Inc. and has also served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. Mr. Young holds an A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School.