Shopify creates the best commerce tools for anyone, anywhere, to start and grow a business.

Shopify is the leading global commerce company that provides essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, scale, market, and run a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for speed, customization, reliability, and security, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers online, in store and everywhere in between. Shopify powers millions of businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Mattel, Gymshark, Heinz, FTD, Netflix, Kylie Cosmetics, SKIMS, Supreme, and many more. For more information, visit


  • Shopify platform released


  • Millions of merchants in

    ~175 Countries

  • # employees (as of 12/31/23)


  • # apps in our app store


  • # merchants

    millions of merchants

  • # themes in our theme store


  • total sales on shopify

    ~$1 Trillion

  • # of experts in our network


Leadership Team

Tobi Lütke, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tobi Lütke, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Tobi Lütke is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was more valuable than the snowboards, so Tobi and his founding team launched the Shopify platform, where he has served as CEO since 2008.

Tobi is a vocal advocate for sustainability, computer literacy, and education. He has served as a board member of Coinbase since 2022 and he is actively involved with the open source community, having contributed significantly to Ruby on Rails, Liquid, and ActiveMerchant. Tobi firmly believes that technology is essential for growth and innovation. He is passionate about paving the way for more builders.

Harley Finkelstein, President

Harley Finkelstein, President

Harley Finkelstein is President at Shopify and has been with the company since 2010.

He oversees Shopify’s commercial teams, partnerships, brand, & external affairs.

Harley holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Concordia University and a J.D./M.B.A. joint degree in Law and Business from the University of Ottawa. Prior to his current role, Harley was Shopify’s COO and has founded numerous startups and ecommerce companies.

Jeff Hoffmeister, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Hoffmeister, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Hoffmeister is the Chief Financial Officer at Shopify and joined in October 2022. He previously worked in Morgan Stanley's Technology Investment Banking group for 22 years in their New York, London and Boston offices. His prior roles at Morgan Stanley included Head of the Americas Tech Banking team and Head of Technology Investment Banking for EMEA. Jeff began his professional career at PwC, serving in their auditing division.

Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He also holds a license as a certified public accountant (CPA).

Kaz Nejatian, VP Product & Chief Operating Officer

Kaz Nejatian, VP Product & Chief Operating Officer

Kaz Nejatian is Shopify’s VP of Product and Chief Operating Officer and has been at Shopify since 2019. Prior to becoming COO, Kaz was VP of Product, Merchant Services, and Commercial.

Kaz oversees a cross-functional team that develops and delivers tools for entrepreneurs to supercharge their growth on Shopify. These products give independent merchants access to commerce innovations that have historically only been available to big businesses. After working as a lawyer in his early career, Kaz parlayed his life interests of entrepreneurship, finance, and technology into co-founding and serving as the CEO of Kash, a payment technology company which was acquired in 2017 by one of the largest fintech companies in the U.S. Kaz then served as Product Lead for Payments and Billing at Facebook, reducing the barriers for businesses in cash-dependent markets to purchase digital ads without a credit card.

Kaz is a graduate of Queen’s University’s School of Business and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Along with being a key player in making commerce better for everyone, he is also a husband and the proud father of three children.

Jess Hertz, General Counsel

Jess Hertz, General Counsel

Jess Hertz is General Counsel at Shopify since 2021, where she oversees our global legal, communications, policy, and trust teams.

Jess is a U.S. lawyer with significant tech, policy, and operational experience. Before joining Shopify, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to President Biden. She also served as General Counsel for the Biden-Harris Transition Team, where she oversaw all legal aspects for the presidential transition in 2020-2021.

Prior to her work for the Biden administration, Jess led the North America regulatory team for Facebook, where she was responsible for managing the company's civil regulatory inquiries. Previous to her work at Facebook, Jess was a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, a Chicago-based private law firm. Jess earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

Tia Silas, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tia Silas, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tia Silas is Shopify’s Chief Human Resources Officer, joining in 2022 to oversee Culture, Internal Operations, Employee Experience & Talent teams.

Prior to joining Shopify, Tia was EVP of Human Resources at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for leading people strategies across a number of areas such as Global Technology, Strategy, Digital and Innovation, as well as the Corporate and Investment Bank. Tia also worked at IBM as the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer where she was responsible for driving diversity and inclusion strategies across the globe with hundreds of thousands of employees.

Tia graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in industrial and labor relations, and attained her MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Andrew Dunbar, Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Dunbar, Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Dunbar is the Chief Information Security Officer at Shopify and has been with the company since 2012. He leads the team responsible for safeguarding the millions of merchants on the Shopify platform, educating all employees on the best security practices, and ensuring that Shopify implements innovative security techniques to meet the changing needs of commerce globally. Prior to joining Shopify, he worked as an IT Security Specialist and Programming Analyst for Global Affairs Canada (formerly known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development). He began his journey in this space by completing a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Software) from Carleton University.

Glen Coates, VP Product

Glen Coates, VP Product

Glen is the VP of Product, Core, leading the development of Shopify’s core commerce platform: the storefront, checkout, backoffice, marketing and analytics tools that all merchants get “in the box”. He also oversees the core developer platform that Shopify’s theme and app developers build the future of commerce on and Shopify’s partner ecosystem, which includes over 10,000 publicly available apps in the Shopify App Store.

Glen’s work at Shopify is the culmination of a career in software engineering, commerce, and entrepreneurship. Originally a CompSci grad who cut his teeth in video game development, he moved from Sydney to San Diego in 2008 to run US distribution and ecommerce for an Australian eco products company. In 2010, he attended Columbia Business School for one whole day before quitting to start Handshake, a SaaS B2B ecommerce platform headquartered in New York.

Glen joined Shopify in May 2019 when the company acquired Handshake. Glen has been in the Vice President role since October 2020.

Bobby Morrison, Chief Revenue Officer

Bobby Morrison, Chief Revenue Officer

Bobby is the Chief Revenue Officer at Shopify, joining the executive team in August 2022. Prior to bringing his 25+ years of experience in transforming multi-billion dollar organizations, he was the Chief Sales Officer at Intuit, where he led the Sales, Partner, and Business Development for the Small Business & Self-Employed Group as well as Sales for the ProConnect and Consumer Group, and focused on the commercial transformation of the business.

Prior to Intuit, Bobby was the VP of the Small, Medium & Corporate Segments at Microsoft where he was responsible for growing the global SMC business to $25B+ in annual revenue. He also spent 19 years in a variety of executive roles at Verizon, which include leading digital operations, e-commerce, sales, commercial strategy, marketing, and go-to-market.

Bobby joined the board of directors Panopto in 2021, the leading video management system provider in the enterprise and higher education markets. He also serves on the advisory boards for Subsplash and Saviynt.