NEW YORK, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Food52, the premier cooking and home brand, announced today the appointments of one new board member and three executives to its growing team, on the heels of a revenue-doubling 2020. Mike Smith joins Food52’s Board of Directors, Katasha Harley joins Food52 as SVP and Head of People and Culture, Steve Jacobs joins as Chief Product Officer, and Matt Greenberg joins as SVP of Brand Partnerships.
Last year, Food52 saw record-breaking audience and revenue growth driven by the pandemic’s effects on people’s lives: They understood more deeply just how important it is to feel safe and comfortable at home and to be able to feed one’s self and family. With its mission clearer than ever, Food52 is charging full speed ahead into 2021, bolstering its expansion with strong leadership. The company plans to grow its team by more than 50% this year.
Mike Smith joins Food52’s Board of Directors, alongside founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs and The Chernin Group’s Mike Kerns and Jesse Jacobs. Mike is the General Partner and co-founder of Footwork, an early stage venture capital firm, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of public companies Stitch Fix, Herman Miller, and Ulta Beauty. Formerly, Mike was the President, Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer of Stitch Fix and from 2003 to 2012, he served in a variety of capacities at Walmart.com, including Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.