Leadership Team

Tobi Lütke, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Tobi Lütke founded Shopify in 2004. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2008.

Tobi worked on the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework and has created many popular open source libraries such as Active Merchant.

Daniel Weinand, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Daniel Weinand joined Shopify in August 2005 and co-founded the Shopify platform that launched in 2006. He has been our Chief Creative Officer since February 2017, and previously to that acted as our Chief Design Officer since 2008 and our Chief Culture Officer since 2012. Prior to joining Shopify, Daniel was a freelance web designer for private and corporate clients.

Daniel studied Computer Science and Music at the University of Dortmund in Germany.

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 C100 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.

Russ Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Russ Jones is the Chief Financial Officer at Shopify and joined in March 2011. Prior to joining Shopify, Russ was based in Silicon Valley where he served both BDNA Corporation from 2009 to 2010 and Xambala Incorporated from 2007 to 2011 as their Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to 2007, Russ co-founded CFO4Results, which provided interim CFO services, including business and operational support to a number of early to mid-stage technology companies in the Ottawa Region. He has also held senior financial roles with Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks and Watchfire.

Russ holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Carleton University and is a CPA, CA (KPMG).

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.

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.

David Lennie, SVP of Data and Analytics

David Lennie is Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics at Shopify and joined the company in 2015. Prior to joining Shopify, David served as the Senior Vice President of Analytics at LearnVest and Director of Data Science and Engineering at Netflix. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in building data teams, warehouses, and analytics systems.

David holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.

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.

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