Natalie Fair joined Pinterest in 2012 as one of the company’s first 50 employees. She has helped the company realize exponential growth resulting in a valuation of $11 billion, over 150M global users, and advertising products that generate hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Natalie was previously Pinterest’s Head of Finance, overseeing the finance, business operations, IT, real estate and facilities functions.
In 2016, she successfully lobbied Pinterest’s CEO and board to create a new role for herself at the company. Natalie now directs Pinterest’s first Social Impact division and provides operational and executive coaching for the company’s CEO, executives, board, investors, and employees. Pinterest employees have a saying: “Be yourself, not your selfie.” Natalie embodies this principle in her new role shaping Pinterest’s corporate culture.
Before joining Pinterest, Natalie was Vice President of Finance at Meebo, where she also served as interim head of Meebo’s Ads Product, the company’s primary source of revenue. She served as Corporate Secretary on Meebo’s Board of Directors and played an integral role in Meebo’s sale to Google in 2012.
Natalie began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York in their Real Estate Private Equity group and went on to Swander Pace Capital in San Francisco before returning to Stanford for business school. After receiving her MBA in 2006, Natalie joined Google where she held roles in both the operations and finance organizations.
Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford in economics and was a four-year member of the Stanford women’s soccer team. Natalie is active in supporting Stanford University and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Humanities & Sciences and was recently appointed to the Athletics Board. Natalie and her husband live in Los Altos, California with their two children.