Congratulations on your new job. What made you interested in moving from Facebook to Pinterest?
Thanks! There were three main reasons for my move to Pinterest: impact, location and culture. Pinterest is a much smaller company than Facebook—300-plus versus 6,000-plus—and as such, there’s a lot of opportunity to have an impact. It’s also located in San Francisco, where I live. When it comes to culture, I have to say that Facebook is amazing, truly. But what was attractive about Pinterest is that one of the co-founders is a designer. This means that design is embedded in the culture. Many companies say they value design, but having leadership understand designers’ value is ideal.