Pinterest Poached Walmart CTO Jeremy King to Be Its Head of Engineering

He will lead the team behind its visual discovery engine

Pinterest went shopping for its new head of engineering in the upper ranks at Walmart, tapping the retail giant’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, Jeremy King, for the role.

King joined Walmart in July 2011 as senior vp and CTO of its @WalmartLabs online division. Prior to that, he also worked with LiveOps, eBay and Petopia, the latter of which was acquired by Petco.

At Pinterest, King will lead the team behind its visual discovery engine, reporting to CEO Ben Silbermann, who said in a statement, “Not only is Jeremy a respected engineering leader, but from the moment we met him, we knew his values around putting the customer first were aligned with our own focus on Pinners. As we build products to inspire people to create a life they love, Jeremy’s technical experience and leadership are a perfect combination to build a visual discovery engine for all.”

Pinterest went all-in on visual discovery with its rollout of Lens, Shop the Look and Instant Ideas in February 2017. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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