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Chad Dickerson

CEO, Etsy

Chad Dickerson is an enabler. As CEO of e-commerce website Etsy, Dickerson is reimagining commerce in ways that permit others to embrace their entrepreneurial ambitions. It hasn’t gone unnoticed. Last year Business Insider magazine called the former Silicon Valley exec – he led the Brickhouse and Advanced Products teams at Yahoo! – the “most important man in New York tech” after growing Etsy to 1.5 million active sellers and 22.6 million active buyers in 200-plus countries. He also took the community-based business public. And speaking of community, Chad put his IPO where his mouth is, reserving a percentage of shares for individual investors, allowing normal folks a stake in the “Etsy economy.”