By Lukas Biewald, November 18, 2014

Announcing Jack Shay as New Vice President of Product

Today I am pleased to announce that industry veteran Jack Shay has joined the company as vice president of product. Jack was the second product hire at OpenTable and spent more than five years helping to build it into the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations.


In his new role, Jack will be responsible for identifying new ways to help companies turn big data into rich data while helping to inspire users to do new, valuable and beautiful things with their data.

“Despite all of the attention around big data, there is still a massive need for better quality data to help companies and organizations solve important and meaningful problems,” said Jack Shay, VicePresident of Product at CrowdFlower. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join CrowdFlower and help deliver on its vision to make quality, reliable data more accessible.”

To support our rapid growth and demand, I have also recently added two other industry veterans and experts to our executive team, Vikram Kumar is now Vice President of Finance and Renette Youssef is our Vice President of Marketing. Vikram was most recently the Head Financial Planning & Analysis at oDesk and previously worked at, Chegg, and McKinsey & Company. Renette Youssef brings over 16 years of global marketing expertise to the CrowdFlower team and will lead the company’s marketing and communications efforts.

In addition to being well-known experts in their respective areas, Jack, Vikram and Renette are all passionate about the potential of data to improve our lives and our community.

I look forward to working more closely with them as we deliver on our vision to fully harness the power of people-powered data enrichment.