The top leadership team at Ottawa e-commerce giant Shopify hasn’t changed much since going public in May 2015. But almost everything else about the company has.
Shopify now has over a billion dollars in annual revenue, and more than 4,000 employees—up from 632 just three and a half years ago. The company has brought in at least 23 senior executives in the last 18 months alone, and elevated another 18 internally.
The Logic spent eight months speaking with people close to the company and analyzing its corporate filings, lawsuits and public documents to build an organizational chart that includes Shopify’s top 73 executives.
The chart reveals that two of those new recruits have been entrusted with influential roles in the organization’s top tier. That despite the engineering roots of its founder, only half of the eight key product groups at Shopify are run by engineers. And, that three senior executives have quietly departed the company in the last eight months.
The top tier