1stDibs adds a marketplace expert and art collector to its Board of Directors.

Independent Director

The Breakdown

55 Candidates


9 Candidates


3 Quarters

Time to Close

The Need:

1stDibs is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace that connects design lovers to more than one million extraordinary pieces, from furniture and fine art to jewelry and fashion. When a spot opened up on their board, they turned to Bolster to find the right independent director.

The goal? Install a new independent director ready to make an impact from their seat on the board. The right candidate would be a well-rounded leader with strategic business experience from the e-commerce, tech, marketplace, or art and design industries.

We met with the 1stDibs team to learn more about their needs, create the candidate profile, and establish the interview process. We sourced candidates from within the Bolster platform, tapped into our network, and collaborated with multiple membership partner organizations.

The best search results happen when an organization is invested in the process. 1stDibs was fully engaged in the search, with multiple team members dedicated to working with the Bolster team and their CEO readily involved in the interview stage.

The Talent:

We found the ideal candidate in Everette Taylor. Our executive recruiting team sourced him from within the Bolster platform, where he stood out due to his role as the CEO of Kickstarter and the former CMO at Artsy, the leading marketplace for art by the world’s emerging and established artists.

Taylor has abundant marketplace experience, is an accomplished growth marketer, is active in efforts to create a more equitable world by supporting diverse and underrepresented creators, and has a personal connection to 1stDibs’ mission as an avid art collector and enthusiast. He’s a strong leader and a wonderful addition to 1stDibs’ Board of Directors.

  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Luxury Marketplace
  • Employees: 400+
  • Stage: Public

The Team

Nick Badgett
Nick Badgett
Executive Recruiter
"Bolster was an ideal search partner. They helped us find our dream candidate: someone with the right mix of skills and experience, along with a deep passion for our space who could quickly make an impact. Working with Bolster gave us access to a phenomenal network and search tools, and they made the process easy."

David Rosenblatt


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