Thumbtack, a leading local services marketplace, today announced it has added Melanie Margolin as Chief Legal Officer. Margolin will oversee the company’s legal organization, reporting to Marco Zappacosta, co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack.
“Melanie’s more than two decades leading legal teams and providing strategic guidance to executive teams at large public companies is the perfect addition to our executive ranks,” said Marco Zappacosta, co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack. “Her deep legal, operational, and management experience will help us achieve our next level of growth.”
Margolin has served as an executive committee member and strategic advisor to public companies. She has worked collaboratively on leadership teams to establish and execute company-wide objectives including annual operating plans, human resources strategy, business development initiatives, and transformations of boards of directors. Also among her achievements is designing and implementing a global litigation strategy for a $24 billion global power corporation.
“Throughout my career I’ve strived to be a business leader who prioritizes building company culture. I look forward to bringing that approach with me to Thumbtack,” said Melanie Margolin, Chief Legal Officer at Thumbtack. “Thumbtack’s mission of helping people connect with local service professionals lines up with my philosophy that it’s truly the connections in work and life that are critical to success.”
To that end, Margolin has spent her career dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives including playing the role of coach, mentor, and sponsor to diverse lawyers and business professionals who are building productive and rewarding careers.
“As Thumbtack grows, its DEI initiatives will be critical to the business’ success,” shared Margolin. “And I look forward to helping scale those initiatives to the benefit of historically underserved employees, professionals, customers and communities.”
Most recently Margolin served as SVP and General Counsel at Wabash National, an industrial manufacturing company with 6,500 employees and an annual revenue of $2.3 billion. Prior to Wabash, Margolin was Deputy General Counsel at Cummins, Inc., a global power manufacturing and distribution business with over 58,000 employees and a revenue of $24 billion.
Thumbtack has made a number of key additions to its executive ranks recently. In August, the company named Larry Roseman as CFO. Roseman brings over 20 years of broad finance experience and joined Thumbtack after holding various senior finance leadership positions at eBay. Earlier this year, Thumbtack also announced the addition of Jeff Grant as Chief Operating Officer. Grant previously served as COO and CEO at several consumer tech companies as well as GM of all travel verticals at Orbitz, running a $1.5 billion P&L across multiple lines of businesses.
Thumbtack (www.thumbtack.com) is a local services marketplace helping customers find and hire skilled professionals. Our app intelligently matches customers to electricians, landscapers, photographers and more with the right expertise, availability, and pricing. Since 2008, Thumbtack has helped millions of Americans get more done and hundreds of thousands of service providers build sustainable businesses. Headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack has raised more than $400 million from Sequoia Capital, Baillie Gifford, Capital G, Javelin Venture Partners, and Tiger Global Management among others.