Welcoming Christa Quarles to the Neighborhood
A few months ago, we were excited to introduce Dan Clancy as our new VP of Engineering. Since then, our business has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Nextdoor is now used by more than 38,000 neighborhoods, which represents 1-in-4 neighborhoods across the country. As demand for Nextdoor continues to grow, we continue to consider how we can best scale our organization to meet the needs of our members.
Today, we are thrilled to announce that Christa Quarles has joined Nextdoor as Chief Business Officer.
Christa joins Nextdoor from Disney where she served most recently as the SVP and General Manager of Mobile and Social Games. Christa was one of the highest ranking executives at Disney Interactive and managed an organization of 850 people. Prior to Disney, Christa worked as Chief Financial Officer of Playdom, a leading social games developer that was acquired by Disney. Early in her career, she served as Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst of Thomas Weisel Partners Equity Research.
Christa had the opportunity to work at many amazing companies – and she chose Nextdoor. She believes deeply in our mission, and as a long-time member of Nextdoor San Mateo Park, Christa has experienced first hand how her neighbors have used Nextdoor to bring back a sense of community to their neighborhood.
We feel privileged to add an executive of Christa’s caliber to our team. Her responsibilities as Chief Business Officer will include all G&A functions (HR, recruiting, finance, and legal), as well as strategic partnerships. Down the road, she will also be responsible for leading the charge as we evaluate potential business models.
We feel honored that tens of thousands of neighborhoods rely on Nextdoor every single day. But we are just getting started. We will not rest until every neighborhood can use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer places to live. We have a long way to go, but are thrilled that Christa is going to be an integral part of getting us there.
Please join me in welcoming Christa to the neighborhood!
Co-Founder and CEO, Nextdoor