Pinterest hires former Walmart CTO as Head of Engineering

Jeremy King (headshot), former Walmart CTO, is joining Pinterest as Head of Engineering. An expert in e-commerce development and building and scaling consumer products at the world’s largest retail organization, he was previously CTO and SVP at Walmart Labs, EVP at LiveOps and VP of Engineering at eBay.

Jeremy will report to CEO Ben Silbermann and lead the team at Pinterest responsible for powering the visual discovery engine that delivers recommendations to 250M+ people across areas like home, food, style and beauty. Recent Pinterest engineering projects include applying computer vision to automate Shop the Look, and new shopping features including Catalogs, shopping ads and personalized shopping recommendations (product image here).

During his tenure at Walmart, Jeremy led the e-commerce tech team, which powers the technology behind U.S. retail stores and eCommerce for Walmart and Jet. Focused on creating seamless shopping experiences, he oversaw customer, merchant and supply chain technologies across cloud and data platforms.

Quote from Ben Silbermann, Pinterest CEO:

“Not only is Jeremy a respected engineering leader, but from the moment we met him, we knew his values around putting the customer first were aligned with our own focus on Pinners. As we build products to inspire people to create a life they love, Jeremy’s technical experience and leadership are a perfect combination to build a visual discovery engine for all.”