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 in 2006. He has served as CEO since 2008 at the company’s headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.
Tobi is an active advocate for computer literacy and education, and serves as a board member of Canada Learning Code, an organization working to give all Canadians access to digital skills. In 2014, Tobi was named the Globe and Mail’s CEO of the Year. He served as Chair of the Digital Industries Table, an advisory board commissioned by the federal government to provide recommendations on how to turn Canada into a digital leader. The Table’s report was published in September 2018.
Harley Finkelstein, Chief Operating Officer
Harley Finkelstein is the Chief Operating Officer at Shopify and has been with the company since 2010. Prior to his current role, Harley founded numerous startups and ecommerce companies. He currently serves on the board of the CBC and is an advisor to Felicis Ventures.
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.
Craig Miller, Chief Product Officer
Craig Miller joined Shopify in September 2011 and has been our Chief Product Officer since February 2017. Previous to that Craig acted as our Chief Marketing Officer and VP Marketing. In his current role, he oversees the Product, User Experience, Marketing, and Communications teams at the Company. Craig previously held several product and marketing roles at Kijiji, an eBay Company, between 2006 and 2011.
Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.
Amy Shapero, Chief Financial Officer
Amy Shapero is the Chief Financial Officer at Shopify and joined in April 2018. Prior to joining Shopify, Amy was the Chief Financial Officer at Betterment, an online wealth-management service, since 2016. Previously, Amy was Chief Financial Officer at Sailthru, and Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Corporate Communications at DigitalGlobe.
Amy began her career as a CPA at Ernst & Young, followed by investment banking positions at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs serving emerging growth companies. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Jeff Weiser, Chief Marketing Officer
Jeff Weiser is the Chief Marketing Officer at Shopify and joined the company in February 2018. Prior to joining Shopify, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE). Prior to that, Jeff held multiple senior level positions with Beachbody LLC (creators of P90X and Shakeology), and Strategy and Analytics roles at SGN (Social Gaming Network), MySpace and Yahoo!.
Jeff holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.
Joe Frasca, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Joe Frasca is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Shopify and has been with the company since May 2014. Prior to his appointment at Shopify, he was Senior Corporate Counsel at EMC Corporation between 2008 and 2014. Joe also worked as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 2004 to 2008.
Joe holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University and a B.S. in Russian Language and Linguistics from Georgetown University.
Brittany Forsyth, SVP of Human Relations
Brittany Forsyth is the Senior Vice President of Human Relations at Shopify and has been in this role since 2014. She has been with the company since 2010 and previously served as the Director of HR. Brittany is actively involved with a number of HR organizations across North America.
Brittany obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Carleton University.
Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP of Engineering
Jean-Michel Lemieux is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Shopify and joined the company in 2015. Prior to joining Shopify, he served as the Vice President of Engineering at Atlassian and as the Chief Architect for Rational Team Concert, a division of IBM. Jean-Michel co-authored the book, Eclipse Rich Client Platform and has filed two U.S. patents on software configuration management.
Jean-Michel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa.
Toby Shannan, SVP of Support
Toby Shannan is the Senior Vice President of Support at Shopify and has been with the company since 2010. In his current role, he oversees the customer service strategy for Shopify.
Prior to joining Shopify, Toby co-founded and was the acting Chief Executive Officer of Social Fabric, a personal genomics company and before that, he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DNA Genotek from 2003 to 2007.