Etsy has appointed Mike Fisher as its chief technology officer, effective immediately. As CTO, Fisher will be responsible for evolving the company’s technology strategy, scaling its IT systems and infrastructure, deepening machine learning expertise, and driving execution on a road map to help create the world's “best buying and selling experience.”
Fisher has more than 20 years of experience in technology. Most recently, he was the co-founder and managing partner of the consulting firm AKF Partners. During this time, he advised Etsy on several key projects. His career in technology has also included roles as chief technology officer of Quigo, vice president of engineering and architecture for PayPal, and various positions at General Electric helping to develop the company's technology strategy.
"During our extensive search for a CTO, Mike emerged as the natural choice given his track record of scaling complex global platforms, his proven ability to guide transformation at leading tech companies, and his deep understanding of consumer commerce,” said Josh Silverman, Etsy’s chairman and CEO.