Thank You Pinterest

Friday is my last day at Pinterest.

I feel really lucky to have been a part of such a special company. When I joined about a year and half ago, I was employee #100 and the 4th member of our Partners team.

Now there are over 300 employees at Pinterest and close to 50 extremely talented people on our Partners team. I got to be part of some amazing developments like launching web analytics, launching our business blog, relaunching our business site, hosting our first-ever Partners event, launching rich pins and launching our first monetization product, Promoted Pins. I managed to recruit some amazing people and have learned so much from so many of my teammates, peers and leaders across the company.

And Pinterest continues to win the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world by helping them discover things they love and inspiring them to go out and do those things in real life. People just like Brandon.

At the same time, this is my 3rd early stage company in a row over the past 7 years and truth be told, I’m ready for a bit of a break 🙂 So I’m going to take the summer off to reconnect with the family and friends that I’ve seen far too little of over the past several years, then figure out what’s next for me in the Fall.

Of course, that means that the greatest job in the world is now available 🙂

Have a great summer!

Steve

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