Indiegogo shuffles leadership team to focus on innovation and China launch
Indiegogo’s chief executive and co-founder Slava Rubin has stepped into a new role, promoting former chief operating officer Dave Mandelbrot to lead the business instead.
Rubin will now take on a newly created role of chief business officer, retaining his place on the board, with the aim of spending more time on innovation and business growth.
In a LinkedIn post about the changes, Rubin said growth would come from three points of focus for the business; China, new products around equity funding and strategic partnerships.
“I’ve decided to formalize that role as Indiegogo’s chief business officer, which along with my position on the Board, will allow me to focus full-time on innovation and growth - including our already thriving marketplace business, enterprise crowdfunding, as well as new opportunities like equity crowdfunding, China, and strategic partnerships with retailers and manufacturers. And as we have always done, we’re going to continue changing the finance industry to make sure every idea gets a shot at success,” said Rubin.
As part of the announcement Rubin also noted a new hire in Marcus Lo, who had previously held senior finance roles at brands such as Walmart and Metamarkets, as chief financial officer.