Building and growing internet businesses since 1999.
Currently CEO at Dribbble.
Hi. I'm Zack.
I’m a designer turned serial builder. I started my career building tech companies nearly 25 years ago. I’ve held various positions from support to sales to product design to data analytics to growth marketing to sales. I’ve spent the past 15 years in executive and leadership roles. I’ve led teams of 2 to over 200. Managed 8-figure budgets and P&Ls. I’ve sourced, led, and closed 6 acquisitions on the buyer side. I've raised tens of millions in equity and debt capital and I’ve helped build and grow 3 companies from infancy through successful exits.
Most recently, as CEO of Dribbble, we’ve built the world’s destination for design. We’re a top 1k website in the world where every year hundreds of millions of people use Dribbble brands to bring their creative ideas to life. I’ve been running Dribbble since 2017, but joined a young YC company called Creative Market as Chief Growth Officer in 2012, sold it to Autodesk, and then we bought it back in 2020 as a subsidiary of Dribbble… so really it’s been a more than a decade run working on these businesses. We also recently acquired FontSpring – The #2 premium font business in the world.
Since joining Dribbble in 2017… Revenue is up 35x to high 8-figures and EBITDA is up 100x… growing fully bootstrapped without leveraging external capital. Our team has grown from 8 people to over 100 – a fully remote team across the globe for over a decade. Our user base is up from 500k to over 20M (and now growing hundreds of thousands of newly registered users a month). We’ve had 5 consecutive years on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company in America list (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). Most importantly, we’ve built a really fun place to work. I’m passionate about work culture, building a world-class team, and having fun at work. 4.5 star Glassdoor review.
I am a rare SF Bay Area native working in tech. I work and live in Alamo, CA with my wife and two daughters. I have a BA in Graphic Design from San Francisco State. I spent a year in an MBA program before dropping out to focus on running companies firsthand. On the side, I redesign, remodel and flip houses.