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Etsy Chief Product Officer Named CEO of Its Depop Subsidiary

Etsy Chief Product Officer Named CEO of Its Depop Subsidiary

One year after acquiring online marketplace Depop, Etsy is putting one of its own in charge. Kruti Patel Goyal, currently Etsy’s Chief Product Officer, will become CEO of the global fashion resale marketplace (based in London), effective September 12th.

Depop’s current CEO, Maria Raga, is stepping down to pursue personal ventures, a spokesperson told EcommerceBytes, but she will remain with Depop in an advisory capacity until the end of September to facilitate a smooth transition.

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman said in Wednesday’s press release, “Depop is a highly-relevant and authentic re-commerce brand that we believe is still early in its growth lifecycle. I have no doubt Kruti is the right leader for Depop’s next chapter as we focus on nurturing its passionate community and improving the customer experience. She has guided Etsy through periods of significant transformation, with a proven track record of motivating teams to deliver results and advance our mission.”

At the time of the acquisition last year, Silverman had called Depop the “resale home for Gen Z consumers with a unique offering and highly-engaged user base.” Etsy also owns Reverb and Elo7, and he said last year the four marketplaces had “parallel growth strategies, all sharing similar missions, visions, and values.”

One might wonder if there was a culture clash, given the selection of an Etsy executive to replace Raga, who had led Depop for 8 years. But Raga’s LinkedIn post quashed any such notion. She called Etsy’s CEO an inspiring mentor who gave Depop “the best home we could’ve ever hoped for.”

“Today, I’m proud to say that the Depop community is stronger than ever, and because of this, I feel an incredible sense of peace as I pass the baton to a new leader,” she wrote.

Replacing Goyal as Etsy’s Chief Product Officer is Nick Daniel, Vice President of Product Management, who will join Etsy’s executive team.

Goyal and Daniel will both report to Etsy CEO Josh Silverman.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “Etsy Chief Product Officer Named CEO of Its Depop Subsidiary”

  1. Now Depop has Etsy’s Stank all over it.
    Etsy will now murder everything it bought Depop for.
    Keeping the Original Business Integrity.
    Whatever business encourage’s the public to use it, must be forced NOT to pile on Fee after Fee after Fee.
    This will discourage the corporate pirates from taking over every stinking thing.

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