Chad Dickerson reveals what he'll be doing post-Etsy: chillin' and strummin' a guitar - Technical.ly Brooklyn

Creative

May 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Chad Dickerson reveals what he’ll be doing post-Etsy: chillin’ and strummin’ a guitar

The former CEO is staying in Brooklyn, and that's about it (for now).

Chad Dickerson, formerly of Etsy.

(Photo by Attribution Engine user Rexhammock, used under a Creative Commons license)

It’s been two weeks since Etsy removed Chad Dickerson as its CEO, and nine years since Dickerson hasn’t had a C-level job. And you know what? He’s gonna kick it for a minute.

Dickerson revealed his post-Etsy plans in a short post on his website this morning. In it, he wrote that he’s going to be staying in Brooklyn and not making any commitments for the rest of 2017, whether it’s jobs, board appointments, or even just plans. Dickerson says he wants to focus on writing and music.

“Being the CEO of Etsy for nearly six years and CTO for three years before that during a period of massive growth was completely all-consuming and a 24/7/365 job,” he wrote. “I loved it but look forward to days that are open to spontaneity — ones that aren’t scheduled to the brim from morning until night.”

Dickerson should have plenty of people with whom to spontaneously kick it. Current and former employees came out of the woodwork to praise his leadership in the days after he was fired. He’ll have a tougher time hangin’ with Etsy sellers, though, if the comments section is any indication.

Organizations: Etsy
-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

Advertisement

WeWork to launch Access Labs, a Flatiron School for low-income New Yorkers

A buncha Brooklyn startups just won thousands from Mozilla to make the web work better off the grid

Power Moves: The city gets a new CIO, Remesh staffs up, Gimlet goes Hollywood

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

Explore how diverse teams build dynamic products with Dev Bootcamp

Philadelphia

Think Company

Web Developer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

160over90

Full Stack Web Developer

Apply Now
New York

Weedit.Photos

Fashion photo editing job

Apply Now

BlackRock, ConsenSys and The Yard are hiring at NET/WORK 2018. Will you be there?

Brooklyn designer unveils a new game to success on Kickstarter

MTA will add a ferry line during the L train shutdown

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

Learn from these Brooklyn founders in our Tomorrow Toolkit ebook

WASHINGTON, DC

Nava

Research Lead (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
WASHINGTON, DC

Nava

Designer / Researcher (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
WASHINGTON, DC

Nava

Designer / Frontend Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!