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

Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify powers over one million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Staples, and many more.

Milestones

Shopify platform released

2006

merchants in

~175 Countries

# employees

5,000+

# apps in our app store

5,300+

# merchants

1 Million+

# themes in our theme store

70

total sales on shopify

~$230 Billion

# of experts in our network

780+

Leadership Team


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 sustainability, 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. He also 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.


Harley Finkelstein, President

Harley Finkelstein is President at Shopify and has been with the company since 2010. He oversees Shopify’s commercial teams, growth & 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.


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.


Joe Frasca, Chief Legal Officer

Joe Frasca is the Chief Legal Officer 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. Prior to EMC, Joe also worked as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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, Chief Talent Officer

Brittany Forsyth is the Chief Talent Officer 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, Chief Technology Officer

Jean-Michel Lemieux is the Chief Technology Officer 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, Chief Operating Officer

Toby Shannan is the Chief Operating Officer at Shopify and has been with the company since 2010. In his current role, he oversees Shopify’s global operations as well as its customer support and service strategy.

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. Shannan is a board member and trustee at the Santa Fe Institute and has been a member of the Institute’s Applied Complexity Network (ACtioN) since 2017.

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