SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart has appointed Carolyn Everson president, effective Sept. 7. Everson has a 30-year track record of leading at-scale, global consumer technology teams with a focus on growing global partnerships, industry-leading business development and pioneering advertising platforms.
As president, Everson will oversee Instacart's Retail, Business Development and Advertising businesses, as well as the company's People, Policy & Government Affairs, Legal, Partnerships, Instacart Pickup and Care teams. Everson will report directly to Instacart's chief executive officer Fidji Simo. Everson will succeed current president Nilam Ganenthiran, who has been appointed to a new senior leadership position - Strategic Advisor to the CEO - also reporting directly to Simo.
"I've had the privilege of working with Carolyn for a decade and know just how lucky we are to have her leadership and talent at Instacart. Carolyn's an industry legend, best known for cultivating strong, trusted relationships that drive strategic value for partners,” said Fidji Simo, CEO of Instacart. “At Instacart, partnerships and relationships are at the heart of everything we do. With more than 600 retail partners and thousands of advertisers helping power our marketplace, Carolyn's unmatched experience and authenticity will be a key driving force for our business as our teams prepare for our next chapter of growth."
Everson joins Instacart following more than a decade at Facebook, where she was most recently the vice president of global marketing solutions, leading the company's relationships with top advertisers and agencies.
Prior to Facebook, she was the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Global Advertising Sales and Trade Marketing Teams, where she led the company's advertising business across Bing, MSN, Windows Live, Mobile, Gaming, Atlas, and the Microsoft Media Network.
Everson holds a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Communications from Villanova University. She also earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. Everson is on the Board of Creative Artists Agency, as well as the Humane Society of the U.S., the Mobile Marketing Association, and the Advertising Women of New York Foundation. She is also a member of the Villanova University Board of Trustees.