Executive team

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    Matt Anderson

    Chief Financial Officer

    Matt is Nextdoor’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all corporate financial activities including financial and strategic planning, accounting and reporting, investor relations, internal audit, and treasury and tax functions. Before joining Nextdoor, Matt served in a number of senior finance roles for Block, Inc. (Square), where he led a range of finance functions and was responsible for strategic planning and public and private capital raising, including in its initial public offering in 2015.

    Matt also brings experience as a principal investor from his time at GI Partners. Matt began his career in investment banking at Barclays and Lehman Brothers. Matt has a B.A. in Economics and International Area Studies from UCLA.

    Matt is from Sacramento, California and now resides in the Bay Area with his wife and three children. Download Matt’s photo

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    James Kelm

    Head of Product

    James Kelm is Nextdoor’s Head of Product, overseeing Nextdoor’s global product management and design teams. Prior to joining Nextdoor, James was VP of Product Management at Twitter.

    James brings 17 years of product management experience. During his 5 years at Twitter, James led multiple product areas including self service revenue products, organic business features and Twitter for Professionals, and Twitter Shopping. Prior to Twitter James built and scaled native and video ads syndication at Yahoo and led product for Flurry Analytics. James began his product experience as a product planner at Apple before moving into product management at Google, where he worked Google Shopping and mobile AdSense. James holds an engineering degree from Columbia University and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Download James’ photo

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    Craig Lisowski

    Head of Engineering, Data, Information Systems & Trust

    Craig is Nextdoor’s Head of Engineering, Data, Information Systems, and Trust. Before joining Nextdoor, Craig was Head of Business Platform Engineering at Block, Inc. (Square). Prior to that, Craig held leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, VeriSign, and Oracle.

    Craig brings more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in engineering, data analytics, business development, and IT. Most recently, Craig was Head of Business Platform Engineering at Block, Inc. (Square) for nearly six years, where he oversaw large scale data systems to track money movement for all products, led multiple engineering functions for compliance, direct e-commerce sales, customer success, as well as information technology. Craig also held various technology and business leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, VeriSign, and Oracle. Craig attended Carleton University.

    Craig is from Ottawa, Canada, has lived in Switzerland, and now lives in Northern California with his wife and two children. Download Craig’s photo

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    Bryan Power

    Head of People

    Bryan is Nextdoor’s Head of People. He was most recently Chief Human Resources Officer at Yahoo. Bryan held a similar role at Square and prior to that spent eight years at Google.

    Bryan Power brings more than 20 years of human resources and talent acquisition experience to Nextdoor – most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer at Yahoo. Throughout his time at Yahoo, Bryan was responsible for leading the global People Team, serving more than 10,000 employees in 30 offices across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Prior to Yahoo, Bryan held a similar role at Square, successfully growing the company from 350 to 1600 employees, and ramping employee programs and HR infrastructure ahead of the company’s successful public offering in November 2015. Previous to Square, Bryan spent eight years at Google. He is also a board member of Avenica, a U.S. recruiting firm that focuses on placing recent college graduates into entry-level career-track positions, as well as an advisor to a number of high growth tech companies in San Francisco.

    Bryan is from Concord, Massachusetts, and lives in Oakland with his wife and son. Download Bryan’s photo

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    Sophia Contreras Schwartz

    General Counsel

    Sophia is Nextdoor’s General Counsel, and oversees the legal function, including product, commercial operations, intellectual property, litigation, employment, and corporate matters. Prior to Nextdoor, Sophia was a partner at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP focusing on corporate transactions and intellectual property law. Sophia holds a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Music from University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from UC Law San Francisco (fka UC Hastings).  Sophia is from Sebastopol, California, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. Download Sophia’s photo

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    Nirav Tolia

    CEO, President, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Nextdoor

    Nirav is the CEO, President, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Nextdoor. Prior to Nextdoor, Nirav was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital, Chief Operating Officer of Shopping.com, and Co-Founder and CEO of Epinions.com. Nirav also serves as Non-Executive Chair of Hedosophia and is a co-founding director of the William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership in SMU’s Cox School of Business. Download Nirav’s photo