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Welcoming Sarah Friar to the neighborhood

Written by Nirav Tolia

Today is a great day for Nextdoor… I am thrilled to announce that Sarah Friar is our new CEO.

I met Sarah almost exactly four years ago and knew immediately that she was a special leader and special person. From the very beginning of our CEO search, she was the top choice, and the board of directors and I feel exceptionally fortunate and excited for her to lead Nextdoor moving forward.

Sarah is one of the most highly regarded executives in Silicon Valley. She possesses that rare mix of proven business skills and authentic heart and soul. When she joined Square as CFO in 2012, they were about the same size as Nextdoor is today. Six years later, Square has over 3,000 employees, a market cap of $35B, and operates an ecosystem that empowers small businesses around the world. Through it all, Sarah (and her fellow Squares) have relied on a mission-driven approach, the importance of putting people first, and a genuine desire to make the world a better place.

Nextdoor aspires to follow a similar path, and I can’t wait for you all to meet Sarah and hear firsthand about her passion for our mission and optimism for the size and scale of company we can build.

The future is exceptionally bright for Nextdoor. We’ve never been more well-positioned to achieve our potential, both as a massive business and unifying force for communities around the world. I am thrilled that Sarah Friar will be leading the way.


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