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Instacart adds another former Facebook exec to team

Carolyn Everson will become the online grocery platform’s president in September
Carolyn Everson

About a month after naming former Facebook executive Fidji Simo as its CEO, Instacart has tapped Carolyn Everson, also a former Facebook exec, to take on the role of president.

Everson, who spent more than a decade at Facebook, where she was most recently vice president of Global Marketing Solutions, will join Instacart on Sept. 7.

In her new role, Everson will oversee Instacart’s retail, business development and advertising businesses as well as the company’s people, policy and government affairs, legal, partnerships, Instacart pickup and care teams.

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“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,” said CEO Fidji Simo in a release. “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.”

Simo added that with Everson at the helm she was excited to reimagine the role Instacart plays in the future of food by unlocking more personalization and accessibility for its consumers around the globe.


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