Taste of Instacart

Joining Our Table: Meet Fidji Simo and Barry McCarthy

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Instacart

Feb 24, 2021

We’re excited to welcome two seasoned leaders to Instacart’s Board of Directors — Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App, and Barry McCarthy, former Chief Financial Officer for both Spotify and Netflix. Fidji and Barry are joining our Board during an important time for Instacart as we continue to serve as a lifeline for millions of customers, more than 500,000 shoppers and hundreds of retailers across North America.

Meet Instacart Board Member Fidji Simo

Fidji brings to Instacart extensive experience developing mainstream, global products that are used by billions of people everyday. Her passion and instincts for creating products people love will be invaluable as we continue to focus on creating the best online grocery shopping experience for customers.

 

 

Fidji is currently the Head of Facebook App, where she leads the development and strategy for the Facebook App, including News Feed, Stories, Groups, Video, Marketplace, Gaming, News, Dating, Ads and more. She joined Facebook in 2011 and has been a core driver of Facebook’s mobile monetization strategy and led the team in charge of developing ad formats for mobile. She has also made video a critical part of the Facebook experience, from rolling out videos that autoplay in News Feed, to building and launching Facebook Live and Watch. In her most recent role, she led all Video, Games, and Monetization efforts across the Facebook App.

Prior to Facebook, Fidji joined eBay in 2007, as part of the Strategy team. She holds a Master of Management from HEC Paris and spent the last year of her Master program at UCLA Anderson School of Business. In addition to serving as a member of Instacart’s Board of Directors, Fidji co-founded Women in Product, a non-profit to help women reach leadership positions in product management.

Meet Instacart Board Member Barry McCarthy

Barry is considered one of the brightest finance minds in the world. He has unparalleled insights on operational execution and building at-scale, sustainable businesses, and will be an important advisor as we focus on Instacart’s next chapter of growth.

 

 

Barry was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Spotify from 2015 to January 2020 and global head of its advertising business from September 2016 to January 2020. Prior to joining Spotify, he was a private investor and member of the board of directors of several private companies. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Pandora from 2011 to 2013; as a board member for Eventbrite from 2011 to 2015; and as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for Chegg from 2010 to 2015. Since 2011, Barry has also served as an Executive Adviser to Technology Crossover Ventures.

From 1999 to 2010, Barry was the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Netflix. Before joining Netflix, he held various management positions in management consulting, investment banking, and media and entertainment. In addition to serving as a member of Instacart’s Board of Directors, Barry is also currently a member of the Board of Directors for Spotify. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

You can read more on today’s announcement here, and check out what’s in Fidji and Barry’s carts below!

The items you’ll always find in Fidji’s cart are Nutella, So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream, Eggs, Milk, Flour (to make crepes!), and Bonne Maman apricot jam.

What’s always in Barry’s cart? Bananas, English breakfast tea, and Oatly Milk.

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