Pinterest – founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp on 12th March 2010. The objective of the company is to create a ‘Catalogue of Ideas.’ The company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, headquartered its business without any Chief Operating Officer since its inception. Having run its business for 8 years, the company decided to add this position of high-repute that is Chief Operating Officer (COO), which has become the need of the hour.
“There are only a handful of executives in the world who have multibillion-dollar business experience, and Francoise is one of them”, Pinterest opined.
Francoise has her own successful career. Francoise Brougher served as vice president of small and midsized business global sales and operations at Google. She had proved her pluck in this career. Then she made a mark in her career at a mobile payments company.
Prior to working in Google, Brougher also worked with Charles Schwab, Ocean Gem Pearl, Booz Allen Hamilton and L’Oreal.
Francoise Brougher – First Pinterest Chief Operating Officer
Francoise Brougher will be working out of the company’s San Francisco headquarters, leading the executive management team and reporting to co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann. Her responsibilities would include – managing and growing operations globally, leading the business sales, creating partnerships in marketing, communications, measurement, corporate and business development teams as the company seeks to expand its international user base and scale its global advertising program.
Globally 200 million active subscribers depend on Pinterest in varied activities such as collecting and pinning photos related to cooking, designing, traveling and other interests on its website. Interestingly, more than half of the Pinterest users are from outside the United States.
The top-notch companies namely Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Investments and Goldman Sachs among others, has a market valuation of more than $12 billion in supporting Pinterest.
Francoise’s relentless energy has funneled her empowerment through her master’s degree in engineering in France, an MBA at Harvard, and her “other” career: mom to three sons. Francoise says she picked up her favorite piece of parenting advice at Google: “Follow your instinct, trust your judgment, do something earlier rather than later, experiment, and ask for forgiveness when you are wrong!”