I’m thrilled to announce that Facet has hired Kevin Weatherman as Chief Executive Officer. Welcome to the team Kevin!
We founded Facet last year through a deal with Snap to sell us some of the core assets of Metamarkets. Since then, we’ve been laser focused on rebuilding an amazing, modern version of the Facet tool, leveraging the power of Snowflake and BigQuery. In parallel, my goal was to find the right long-term CEO for the company once the product was ready to sell to customers. The COVID lockdown made this search a bit more difficult because we had to reinvent the company culture over the course of 2020, but we stayed undeterred.
Over the fall, Kevin and I were catching up in NYC, and it became clear that he could be a perfect fit for this job. Kevin was not only the most enthusiastic user of Metamarkets while we were running and scaling the MoPub exchange. He was also probably one of their best product managers! Kevin knew exactly what needed to be built, what was not scaling, what was important and what wasn’t. MoPub Metamarkets Case Study.
Kevin is also one of the most talented sales leaders that I’ve had the privilege of working with. We created a results-driven, high output culture together at MoPub and thanks to that, we share a powerful shorthand and operational playbook that makes company building together very easy. Kevin is obsessed with delighting the customer and helping solve the problems that are standing in the way of achieving their business goals. Frequently, in publisher meetings years ago, Kevin would immediately diagnose a customer’s ads business, give them a few recommendations and then show them exactly how to implement them in the MoPub tool! Customers loved working with him not only for the product and what it could do, but also for the guidance and the knowledge that Kevin could deliver.
After a few meetings and dinners over the fall, I concluded that in fact Kevin was the right person to run Facet as we entered the commercial scale phase. We are thrilled to welcome him to the company and I am looking forward to working closely with him at the Board level to continue to make Facet the best product for customers to understand their operations and make better business decisions.
Congratulations and welcome Kevin!