People / Fellows and In Residence
Cornell Tech Fellow
Chad Dickerson was CEO of Etsy from July 2011 to May 2017. He grew Etsy from a chaotic startup to a publicly-traded company, growing revenue 14x during his tenure while leading intense organizational growth and change. Under Chad’s leadership, Etsy was known for its leadership in combining high-growth business with an intense commitment to values-led culture and social responsibility.
Chad has a deep engineering background and served as CTO at Etsy from September 2008 until stepping into the CEO role three years later. Before joining Etsy, Chad held leadership roles in technology and product management at companies of many sizes and stages: Yahoo, IDG/InfoWorld, Salon, CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer.