Stacy Brown-Philpot has over 15 years of consumer technology experience where she has led the growth and scale of large and small enterprises in the digital economy. She is currently the CEO of TaskRabbit, the leading marketplace connecting skilled Taskers with clients to handle everyday services in the home. TaskRabbit was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2017.
Since joining the company in 2012, she has led the transformation of a fast growing startup into a global business, charting the course in a new industry and launching local operations in more than 50 markets in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
In 2017, Stacy led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. TaskRabbit continues to operate independently but with the added benefit of growing exponentially through the acquisition. In addition to shaping the future of work, TaskRabbit is now a core driver of the ecommerce and services strategy for the world’s largest furniture retailer with the mission of making everyday life easier for everyone.
Before joining TaskRabbit, Stacy served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures, lending strategic expertise to the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade leading global operations for Google’s flagship products, including Search, Chrome, and Google+, and serving as Head of Online Sales and Operations for Google India. She also brings a background in finance from her experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.
Ranked by Business Insider as one of the 46 Most Important Blacks in Technology, Stacy is a frequent speaker on the advancement of women and minorities in technology. Notably, she founded the Black Googler Network, a seminal component of diversity initiatives at Google and the larger technology industry. Stacy is on the Board of Directors for HP Inc, Nordstrom, and Black Girls Code. She was named a 2016 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and Fortune's 2015 40 Under 40.
Originally from Detroit where she developed a deep and abiding love for all things Motown, Stacy now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.