Shopify creates the best commerce tools for anyone, anywhere, to start and grow a business.
Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering 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. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers millions of merchants in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Tupperware, FTD, Netflix, FIGS, and many more.
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Tobi Lütke, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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.
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 has significant experience leading high-profile tech companies in a variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings of equity, debt and convertible notes, and both buyside and sellside M&A transactions. Notably, Jeff helped lead IPOs for dozens of companies, including Shopify.
He 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 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.
Allan Leinwand, Chief Technology Officer
Allan Leinwand is Chief Technology Officer at Shopify, joining in 2021 to lead the engineering teams. Prior to Shopify, Allan was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Slack from pre-IPO, transforming the way work gets done for hundreds of thousands of companies and tens of millions of users. Previously, Allan was Chief Technology Officer at ServiceNow, and has co-founded and held senior leadership positions at multiple companies and was also a venture capital investor for seven years.
Allan previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he taught on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He co-authored “Cisco Router Configuration” and “Network Management: A Practical Perspective” and has been granted a patent in the field of data routing.
Jess Hertz, General Counsel
Jess Hertz is General Counsel at Shopify since 2021, where she oversees our global legal team.
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 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.
John Asante, Chief Information Security Officer
John Asante is the Chief Information Security Officer at Shopify since 2021, where he leads Shopify’s Trust organization, overseeing the company’s efforts in cybersecurity, fraud, abuse, and privacy. John joined Shopify from Google, where he led the Cloud Security & Trust Center.
Prior to Google, John was Vice President, Global Head of Cyber Defense at Visa where he was responsible for the operational defense of the world’s largest payment system. John also co-founded the client facing incident response group at Microsoft, and has a track record of innovative security engineering and successful defense at other high-profile organizations, including Nike, Mastercard, and the US Department of Defense.
John specializes in defence at scale and building world-class cybersecurity organizations and is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.
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.
Luc Levesque, Chief Growth Officer
Luc is Shopify’s Chief Growth Officer and joined the company in January 2020.
At the age of 21, Luc Levesque founded TravelPod, the world’s first travel blogging platform, which was acquired by Expedia. While at Expedia, Luc led the creation of two award-winning products: TripWow and the Traveler IQ Challenge.
Luc served as an executive at TripAdvisor, where he built and led the growth team which helped TripAdvisor become the world’s largest travel site. Luc was then recruited by Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook where he was an executive and held product and engineering leadership roles. Luc has advised companies like Twitter, Pinterest, and Quora. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard University, has been featured in the New York Times, and was awarded the International Executive of the Year Award and the Forty Under 40 Award by the Ottawa Business Journal.
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.