On Thursday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that it has appointed Joe Martin as Vice President of Engineering. Martin will be responsible for the company’s engineering team and will also lead in the development of new products/features.
According to Indiegogo, Martin’s recent position was Senior Director of Engineering at eBay where he spent four years managing a 150 person team and was responsible for the Identity, Trust, and Risk engineering organizations.
David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo, stated:
“We’re excited to have Joe join the team and know he’ll be integral in continuing to improve our platform for entrepreneurs and backers alike. Joe’s extensive experience, particularly in a marketplace environment, aligns perfectly with Indiegogo’s as we continue to evolve our platform to help all entrepreneurs bring any idea from concept through to launch and distribution.”
“Indiegogo has a great legacy of leveraging technology to enable any person to bring their ideas to life and connecting them in meaningful ways to backers who care about their goals. It’s exciting to now be a part of that rich history and I hope to continue working towards that mission with the Indiegogo team as we evolve our business and technologies.”
Over the past few months, Indiegogo has made other changes to its management, including co-founder Slava Rubin stepping down as CEO of the company. He stated In January:
“As I look back on eight years, I’ve realized that the heart of my work to establish Indiegogo as a trusted funding platform is in building innovative products, creating exciting partnerships, and exploring all kinds of new initiatives. I’ve decided to formalize that role as Indiegogo’s Chief Business Officer, which along with my position on the Board, will allow me to focus full-time on innovation and growth —including our already thriving marketplace business, enterprise crowdfunding, as well as new opportunities like equity crowdfunding, China, and strategic partnerships with retailers and manufacturers. And as we have always done, we’re going to continue changing the finance industry to make sure every idea gets a shot at success.”