The People Who Matter at Snap

Photos by Snap, Bloomberg. Visualization by Ian Civgin.
Photos by Snap, Bloomberg. Visualization by Ian Civgin.

After some turmoil at senior levels of Snapchat’s parent Snap last year, things have stabilized considerably this year. Most of the crucial management roles have now been filled, in time for the company’s expected IPO in early 2017.

Earlier this year Snap made interim CFO Drew Vollero permanent, reporting to CEO Evan Spiegel instead of Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan, as Mr. Vollero had been doing. It also hired veteran ad salesman Jeff Lucas away from Viacom to be head of sales, a position unfilled since the departure of Mike Randall in early 2015.

And yet, the youth of the company is reflected in the ad hoc nature of its organizational structure, detailed in this graphic.

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Absent from the board are representatives of investors Alibaba and Tencent, which have each put hundreds of millions of dollars into the company. That reflects Mr. Spiegel’s desire to not bring any potential competitors into the boardroom, says a person familiar with his thinking. It’s a tricky line that Uber tried to negotiate with David Drummond, Alphabet’s senior VP of corporate development, who had served on that company’s board until the companies’ increasing rivalry forced the two to sever the relationship.

-Amir Efrati contributed to this report

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Below are the 51 top executives at Snap, many who operate outside the public spotlight. They include a new engineering chief, Jerry Hunter, Peter Sellis who oversees popular ads like sponsored geofilters as well as new members of the board of directors like former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley.
Last updated March 24, 2017

Evan Spiegel

CEO


Evan Spiegel’s Direct Reports

Imran Khan

Chief Strategy Officer

Drew Vollero

CFO

Bobby Murphy

CTO & Research

Tim Sehn

Engineering

Steve LaBella

Marketing

Steve Horowitz

Hardware

Michael O'Sullivan

General Counsel

Nick Bell

Head of Content

Tom Conrad

Product

Robyn Thomas

HR

Jason Halbert

Talent Lead

Mary Ritti

Communications

Imran Khan’s Direct Reports

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Jeff Lucas

Head of Sales

Clement Xue

Revenue Operations

Radhika Kakkar

Director of Customer Operations

Philippe Browning

Ad Operations and Real Estate

Steve Hwang

Corporate Development and Strategy

Ben Schwerin

Head of Partnerships

Peter Sellis

Revenue Product

Jeff Lucas’s Direct Reports

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Luke Kallis

West Coast Sales

Claire Valoti

GM UK Sales

Kathryn Carter

GM Australia Sales

Emmanuel Durand

GM France Sales

Clement Xue’s Direct Reports

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Ali Rana

Measurement

Tim Sehn’s Direct Reports

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Jerry Hunter

VP, Engineering

Jerry Hunter’s Direct Reports

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Hein Roehrig

Director of Engineering

Rong Yan

Director of Engineering

Karl D'Adamo

Director of Engineering

Kevin Seng

Director of Engineering

Farnaz Azmoodeh

Director of Engineering

Steve Horowitz’s Direct Reports

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Mark Randall

Operations

Seshadri Tangutur

Director of Engineering

Kelly Nyland

Director of Marketing

Michael O'Sullivan’s Direct Reports

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Dominic Perella

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Katherine Tassi

Associate General Counsel, Privacy

Nick Bell’s Direct Reports

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Sean Mills

Creative Head for Live Stories

Josh Stone

Partnerships

Peter Hamby

Head of News

Charlotte Palermino

Discover Creative

David Brinker

Business Development Content Leader

Peter Hamby’s Direct Reports

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Katy Byron

Managing Editor News/Local

Jason Halbert’s Direct Reports

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Ona Teerikorpi

Recruiting Lead

Jason Van Voorhis

Engineering Recruiting

Jarvis Sam

Lead for Diversity Inclusion

Mary Ritti’s Direct Reports

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Russ Caditz-Peck

Revenue/Ad Monetization

Shannon Kelly

Product

Noah Edwardsen

Corporate

Rachel Racusen

Policy

Kevin Galvin

Internal


Quick Facts

  • Multiple offices in the US, UK, Western Europe and Australia
  • Has received investments from both Alibaba and Tencent
  • Post-money paper valuation of $18 billion, mid-2016
  • Equity funding: ~$2.5 billion

Board of Directors

Michael Lynton

CEO Sony Pictures Entertainment

Evan Spiegel

CEO Snapchat

Bobby Murphy

CTO Snapchat

Mitch Lasky

Partner, Benchmark Capital

Joanna Coles

Chief Content Officer, Hearst Corp

Stan Meresman

Independent Director

A.G. Lafley

Former CEO, Procter & Gamble

Thomas Laffont

Coatue Management

Observer

Scott Miller

CEO of SSA & Co.

Chris Young

CEO of McAfee


Absent from the board are representatives of investors Alibaba and Tencent, which have each put hundreds of millions of dollars into the company. That reflects Mr. Spiegel’s desire to not bring any potential competitors into the boardroom, says a person familiar with his thinking.