Over the last few years, we’ve been blown away by the positive reaction to Nextdoor. Adoption has grown from a few hundred neighborhoods to over 28,000, which represents 1 in 6 neighborhoods across the country. It has been an amazing ride, but we are just getting started.
Today we are taking a big step forward: I am thrilled to announce that Dan Clancy has joined Nextdoor as Vice President of Engineering.
Dan is a proven executive who has built his career at world-changing companies. He spent the last nine years at Google, where he led the Google Books team, the YouTube engineering team, and most recently, served as a Senior Director of Google Research. Prior to Google, Dan spent seven years in a variety of roles at the NASA Ames Research Center.
Dan is extremely intelligent and deeply technical. He is an exceptional leader who has managed some of the highest-performance engineering teams in Silicon Valley. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber join our team.
Like all of us at Nextdoor, Dan believes deeply in our mission and the potential for technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the world. You can learn more about his decision to leave Google and join Nextdoor by visiting his personal blog.
Nextdoor is moving to the next stage of our evolution. We have an tremendous opportunity – and much work – ahead. We have incredibly ambitious goals and are working hard to meet the challenge of building an enduring company. We are thrilled that Dan will be a big part of this effort.
Please join me in welcoming Dan Clancy to the neighborhood!