Excited to Welcome New CEO, Tim Cadogan

Rob Solomon to continue role as Chairman of the Board

Jan 29, 2020 · 4 min read

The GoFundMe team is excited to welcome our new CEO, Tim Cadogan to the company. Current CEO, Rob Solomon will continue his role as chairman of the board and will remain actively involved in determining the strategic direction of GoFundMe.

Ten years ago, the GoFundMe founders, Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester, had the idea of creating a fundraising site. They quickly realized that people truly DO want to help one another. They built the foundation, hired the right people and created a culture that is uniquely GoFundMe. This became the start of the GoFundMe you know today.

As they grew the business, and wanted to scale, they brought on Rob Solomon to take the reins. His expertise in consumer technology start-ups and business leadership fueled the growth trajectory of the company. Rob led us through a business model change, acquired companies that furthered our giving layer vision and built a community that has raised over $9 billion from more than 120 million donations. We have become the Internet’s take action button.

New GoFundMe CEO, Tim Cadogan

Just as Brad and Andy knew when it was time to let someone else lead, now Rob has recognized the need for a leader who has a combination of consumer tech and B2B experience, along with proven success leading companies, and teams of different sizes. Tim is that leader and, combined with his strategic approach, a passion for social good, and a people-first leadership style, his expertise will help GoFundMe grow and expand in new areas.

We’re excited to embark on the next 10 years with both Rob and Tim at the helm. Today, Tim shared his excitement for joining GoFundMe, and Rob shared his reflections and outlook in a letter to employees:

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