Apple executive becomes first independent board member
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the addition of Saori Casey to its board of directors. Casey joins as Houzz’s first independent board member and second female director alongside CEO and cofounder Adi Tatarko.
“Saori brings a unique perspective from her long and successful track record leading technology companies,” said Tatarko. “Her excitement for the vision and potential of Houzz combined with the discipline she brings will be invaluable as we continue to scale the company.”
A seasoned executive, Casey brings more than 25 years of experience in the high tech, consumer and enterprise industries, spanning hardware, software, services/SaaS, and e-commerce. She has spent the past eight years at Apple where she leads the financial forecasting, planning, and the earnings reporting and analysis cadence and is responsible for developing the financial outlook for the company.
Casey also brings a wealth of experience supporting the CEO, CFO and Apple’s board of directors meetings as well as the Audit and Finance, and the Compensation Committees. Prior to her role at Apple, Casey was a VP and divisional CFO at Cisco Systems where she spent 15 years in a wide variety of business areas.
“I’m thrilled to join the Houzz Board of Directors and to be a part of a brand that I use and love,” said Casey. “I look forward to working with the team to support Houzz in the next stages of its journey.”
Casey joins Oren Zeev (Zeev Ventures), Alfred Lin (Sequoia) and founders Tatarko and Alon Cohen (President) on the company’s board of directors.
Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.