How Harley Finkelstein Went From Shopify's Earliest User to its President

The Unofficial Shopify Podcast: Tales of eCommerce Entrepreneurship

Nov 15 2022 • 54 mins

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Before Harley Finkelstein was President of Shopify, he was one of their first customers, selling t-shirts on a Shopify store sixteen years ago. In 2010, he joined the company as a "jack of all trades" and now serves as its president.

Today, Shopify as a platform is the second largest online retailer in the U.S., and Harley is once again a merchant selling on Shopify.

In this episode, Harley opens up to us to share his origin story, why ecommerce is an outdated term, what he's most proud of at Shopify, and where he thinks he could have done better.

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