Kevin E. Hartz
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kevin E. Hartz serves as our Chief Executive Officer. He is also a Co-Founder and serves on our board of directors. Mr. Hartz is the co-founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors and has served on the board of directors of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing platform, since October 2005. From September 2016 until June 2018, Mr. Hartz served as a partner and entrepreneur in residence at Founders Fund, a venture capital investment fund. From October 2005 to September 2016, Mr. Hartz served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eventbrite. From 2001 to 2015, Mr. Hartz co-founded and held various roles at Xoom Corporation, a publicly-traded payments processing company that was sold to PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) in 2015, including serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2005 and director from 2001 to 2015. Mr. Hartz holds a Masters of Studies degree in History from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in History and Applied Earth Science from Stanford University.
Co-Founder and Director
Spike Lipkin is a Co-Founder and serves on our board of directors. He is currently Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Newfront Insurance, a technology-enabled insurance brokerage, and has served on the board of directors since 2017. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Lipkin was on the early team of Opendoor.com, a real estate platform, and later served as the Head of Finance. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Lipkin worked at The Blackstone Group. Mr. Lipkin holds a MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Troy B. Steckenrider III
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Troy B. Steckenrider III serves as our Chief Financial Officer. He is also a Co-Founder and serves on our board of directors. Mr. Steckenrider was previously the Chief Operating Officer at ZeroDown during 2019. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Steckenrider served as the Director of Capital Markets at Opendoor.com, a real estate platform. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Steckenrider worked at Bain Capital Private Equity and from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Steckenrider worked at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Steckenrider holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors in Economics from Dartmouth College. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Chairman of the Board
Pierre Lamond serves as Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Lamond is an experienced investor, serving as a General Partner at Sequoia Capital from January 1982 to December 2008, where he played a pivotal role in the expansion of the semiconductor, systems and software portfolios. While at Sequoia Capital, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity and Plumtree and served as a member of the board of directors of Mellanox Technologies and Xoom. From March 2009 to December 2014, Mr. Lamond was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures. From October 2015 to present, Mr. Lamond has been a partner at Eclipse Ventures.
Mr. Lamond is also a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. From February 1966 to August 1981, Mr. Lamond co-founded and held various positions at the National Semiconductor Corporation, including Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Circuits and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, General Manager of Advanced Products. Prior to that, Mr. Lamond oversaw the development of the advanced high-frequency transistor and the first generation of digital integrated circuits at Fairchild Semiconductor from June 1961 to February 1966. Mr. Lamond holds an MSEE and an MS in Physics from the University of Toulouse, France.
Michelle Gill serves on our board of directors. Ms. Gill is currently the EVP and Group Business Unit Leader for Lending and Capital Markets at Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), which she joined in April 2018 initially as SoFi’s Chief Financial Officer. From July 2017 to April 2018, Ms. Gill was a Managing Director in the US Assets Business at Sixth Street Partners. From February 2003 to April 2017, Ms. Gill served in various roles at Goldman Sachs., most recently as a partner, co-heading the Structured Finance business. During her time at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Gill held numerous roles including running the Mortgage Finance business, starting and running a Re-Structuring team during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and running Whole Loan trading before ultimately co-heading the Structured Finance business. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Gill held positions at Lehman Brothers and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Ms. Gill holds a JD from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Lachy Groom serves on our board of directors. Mr. Groom is currently an investor and the Chairman of Compound Financial since December 2018, and has served on the board of directors of Fast since February 2020. From October 2012 to December 2018, Mr. Groom was an early employee of Stripe where he held various positions, most recently as the Head of Stripe Issuing.
Gautam Gupta serves on our board of directors. Mr. Gupta has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer at Opendoor.com (Opendoor) since October 2019, and was Opendoor’s Chief Operating Officer from July 2017 to October 2019. From April 2013 to July 2017, Mr. Gupta held various positions at Uber, most recently as Head of Finance. From July 2007 to April 2013, Mr. Gupta worked at Goldman Sachs, initially as an associate and later as a vice president. Mr. Gupta holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A.Sc in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Trina Spear serves on our board of directors. Ms. Spear is currently the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of FIGS since January 2013. From July 2011 to January 2013, Ms. Spear was an associate at The Blackstone Group. From July 2005 to June 2009, Ms. Spear held various positions at Citibank, initially as an Investment Banking Analyst and most recently as a Private Equity Associate. Ms. Spear holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University.