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Hello! I'm Vanessa Bertozzi and I've been working at Etsy since January 2007. I've been at the company so long because I love our mission to help artists and small business people, and I love my smart, passionate coworkers. You all are my people.

Currently, I work on the Values Aligned Business Team. Now that Etsy is a public company, more than ever, we want to prove to the world that we can be a successful business that remains true to its roots and values. More about the VAB department:
https://blog.etsy.com/news/2016/values-and-mission-alignment-throughout-our-business/

Before having my second son, I worked on Etsy Wholesale, which launched out of beta August 5, 2014. It's a way for boutique owners and other retailers to connect with artists and designers whose items weren't easily found before. I'm very excited to build out a new area of…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 12
  • Joined December 2, 2005

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About

Hello! I'm Vanessa Bertozzi and I've been working at Etsy since January 2007. I've been at the company so long because I love our mission to help artists and small business people, and I love my smart, passionate coworkers. You all are my people.

Currently, I work on the Values Aligned Business Team. Now that Etsy is a public company, more than ever, we want to prove to the world that we can be a successful business that remains true to its roots and values. More about the VAB department:
https://blog.etsy.com/news/2016/values-and-mission-alignment-throughout-our-business/

Before having my second son, I worked on Etsy Wholesale, which launched out of beta August 5, 2014. It's a way for boutique owners and other retailers to connect with artists and designers whose items weren't easily found before. I'm very excited to build out a new area of business for our sellers who work with brick and mortars — and for those pro buyers who want to carry unique work.

Prior to Wholesale, I was on maternity leave with my first son. Before that, I was Director of Community and Education at Etsy. I led a team of talented folks to create our Seller Education program, grow our Teams program, amongst other things. I also did outreach to art schools and museums.

Previously, I was the Editorial Director, launching the Etsy Blog http://blog.etsy.com in 2007 and our web video program. In the early days of Etsy, when we all wore a lot of hats, I did a mix of grassroots PR and marketing and community stuff.

I live in Brooklyn and grew up in Providence, RI/Southern Massachusetts. But really, I live as a nerd at the intersection of media, technology and creative culture. I have a special interest in learning and documentary. I used to do a lot of photography and filmmaking but it's hard to find the time these days.

Guilty pleasures: chocolate and more chocolate

Motto to live by: "Too much is never enough." (This was a bumpersticker on my car in high school.)

As a side project, I sell DVDs of the documentary I made with my friend and filmmaking collaborator, Hanna Rose Shell. Secondhand (Pepe) is a short experimental documentary movie about the history of used clothing and diaspora communities. It focuses on Haitian pepe dealers and turn-of-the-century Jewish rag peddlers. It's available for personal viewing on DVD in my shop here on Etsy, but if it's for institutional (library, museum, school) viewing, please contact our distributor ThirdworldNewsreel twn.org. They are a great organization.

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