Yelp Names a New Chief Financial Officer

Anne Chou

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Yelp Inc., the online review company, named David Schwarzbach as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 14. He succeeds James Miln, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis since September after then CFO Charles “Lanny” Baker left to join Eventbrite as chief financial officer. Miln will resume his role leading financial planning and analysis at the company.

Schwarzbach joins Yelp from Optimizely where he most recently served as finance chief and chief operating officer. He joined Optimizely in 2015 from eBay Inc. where he worked for over 4 years as the general manager and finance chief of the North America marketplaces.

“David brings a strong track record of driving results and accelerating growth, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman said in a statement. “David played a key role in the growth of eBay’s North America Marketplaces business to more than $30 billion in Gross Merchandise Volume and we believe his experience with scaling businesses will serve the company and our shareholders well. With David’s appointment, we have a strong management team in place to continue the execution of our strategy to drive revenue growth and continued margin expansion.”

Yelp also announced that Christine Barone, CEO of True Food Kitchen, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective March 1.

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