The leader in social commerce continues to expand its executive leadership team, naming first-ever CMO
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 — Poshmark, the leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers, today announced that Steven Tristan Young, an accomplished marketing leader and brand strategist for high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies, joined the company as its first Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Young will lead growth, product and brand marketing for the rapidly-growing company, driving the team through the next phase of growth.
Young brings a proven track record of building and scaling distinguished consumer brands, having spent seven years at GrubHub prior to Poshmark, where he was instrumental in driving brand awareness as well as double-digit year-over-year customer acquisition growth. Young’s extensive marketing career spans leadership positions at DIRECTV, American Express, PUMA and Endurance International. Notably, Young was instrumental in helping shape the brand marketing strategy for American Express’s flagship product, The Centurion Card, during his tenure. Young holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
“Poshmark’s unique social commerce platform has grown tremendously over the past year and today supports five million Seller Stylists and 40 million community members,” said Manish Chandra, founder & CEO of Poshmark. “As more people turn to Poshmark as the leading destination to buy, sell and share fashion, we need the best people to help us manage that growth while maintaining our community-first ethos. We’re thrilled to welcome Steven, who stood out as a seasoned and passionate marketer with a proven track record of scaling high-growth companies, and we look forward to his leadership and expertise over the coming years.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve been drawn to companies that are changing the status quo and enabling people to follow their dreams and build thriving businesses,” said Young. “I look forward to bringing my passion for growing communities and empowering entrepreneurs to Poshmark, while also combining the power of brand and data-driven marketing to further propel Poshmark into its next chapter of growth.”
This news comes at a time of accelerated growth for the company, which is now powering a sale every second, $100 million in inventory uploads each week and shipments to 30,000 U.S. zip codes, and was recently named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups List for 2018.
Poshmark is a leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. Through technology, our mission is to build the world’s most connected shopping experience, while empowering people to build thriving retail businesses. Since launching in 2011, Poshmark has become a vibrant social shopping community with five million Seller Stylists helping 40 million people discover items they love from over 75 million listings. The company is backed by the world’s leading investment firms including Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Temasek, Inventus Capital, Uncork Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea Ventures and AngelList. For more information, please visit www.poshmark.com, or find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat.