Meetup Names Fiona Spruill as COO and Farah Assir as VP, Design & Strategy

Meetup’s COO, Fiona Spruill (left) and VP Design & Strategy, Farah Assir (right)

Meetup is so proud to announce the promotions of two talented and dynamic women who have already been instrumental in shaping the company. Fiona Spruill, formerly Vice President of Product, has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. And Farah Assir, who was the company’s Head of Design, has been named Vice President of Design & Strategy.

Fiona joined Meetup from the New York Times, where she had a 14-year career, most recently as the newsroom’s lead on the design and development of mobile products. She made her mark at Meetup as Head of Global Growth, and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Product. In that role, Fiona launched all new mobile apps and a mobile-first web design, and championed the enterprise product, Meetup Pro.

Scott Heiferman, Meetup’s Co-founder and CEO, has described Fiona as someone who “can move mountains and drive change,” exactly the type of leader Meetup needs, especially as it looks to harness the enormous potential of its new relationship with WeWork.

Farah also joined Meetup from The Times, where she was the lead designer for the NYT Now app, featured as one of the App Store’s “best new apps.” She was named to Fast Company’s list of Most Creative People.

Fiona and Farah are passionate about bringing people together in real life, and if you see them at the NY Tech Localization Meetup (Fiona started it) or the Design Driven NYC Meetup (Farah is a regular), say hi and congratulations.