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Thumbtack Adds Gretchen Howard to its Board of Directors

Thumbtack, the technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes, today announced the addition of Gretchen Howard to its Board of Directors. In this role, Howa...

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Former Robinhood COO and CapitalG Investor Joins Board Amid Accelerating Growth

SAN FRANCISCO: Thumbtack, the technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes, today announced the addition of Gretchen Howard to its Board of Directors. In this role, Howard will serve as Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee.

Over the course of her career, Howard has served in senior leadership positions at Robinhood Markets, Inc. (“Robinhood”), CapitalG, Google, and Fidelity Investments. She joins Thumbtack as the marketplace business continues to invest in becoming the go-to partner for homeowners to complete small fixes, annual maintenance, and larger improvements, while helping its community of local professionals in every county across the country grow.

“We are always looking to ensure we have the right hard-won expertise around the table to help us realize our vision and navigate the way there," said Marco Zappacosta, co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack. “Gretchen has impressive operational and strategic know-how earned through leading brands at incredible scale. On the heels of our best year yet, we are lucky she is joining to help supercharge our next chapter of expansion and growth.”

At Robinhood, Howard served as Chief Operating Officer for five years and helped lead the company’s IPO. Prior to this role, she spent five years as a Partner with CapitalG, Alphabet Inc.’s growth equity fund. Earlier in her career, Howard served in leadership positions at Google and Fidelity Investments. Currently, she serves as a board member at AllTrails and Flywire (FLYW). She is also a Trustee of Williams College, her alma mater.

“Thumbtack is one of the fastest growing companies in a massive $600 billion dollar industry. Their approach to building long-term relationships with homeowners to help them care for and improve their most valuable asset is differentiated and innovative," said Howard. “As a homeowner who wants to manage my home like the rest of my life – from my phone – their app is exactly what today’s homeowners want, and the market needs."

With the appointment of Howard, Thumbtack’s board consists of seven members, including Sean Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Soar Capital; Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin Venture Partners; Lily Sarafan, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of TheKey; Bryan Schreier, Partner at Sequoia Capital; Jonathan Swanson, Co-founder of Thumbtack; and Marco Zappacosta, CEO and Co-founder of Thumbtack.

About Thumbtack

We’re Thumbtack, a technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes. Our homeowners get personalized guidance on what to do and when to do it as well as who to hire from our growing community of 300,000 local service businesses. Every day in every county of the U.S., people turn to Thumbtack to complete small fixes, routine maintenance, and major improvements. With over 10 million 5-star projects and counting, we empower homeowners to take control and local businesses to grow. Accomplish more with Thumbtack.

Fonte: Business Wire

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