NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the behavior change, media and technology company launched in November 2016, today announced that the company is expanding to San Francisco and has hired Yardley Ip Pohl as Chief Product Officer.
At this time of accelerating growth for the company, Pohl and the Thrive Global engineering team, both at the company’s headquarters in New York and in its new San Francisco office, will focus on one of the company’s highest priorities: building out the technology that will bring Thrive’s behavior change products, media platform and science-based solutions to an even larger global audience around the world.
Thrive’s opening of its San Francisco office comes as tech companies including Apple and Google are introducing features to help people set boundaries with technology -- a key tenet of Thrive’s mission. Having a base in San Francisco will exponentially increase Thrive’s ability to have an impact at the epicenter of the tech world, and to attract top product and engineering talent.
“The hunger for innovative behavior change solutions to help end our epidemic of stress and burnout has never been greater,” said Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. “So to scale our products, accelerate the culture shift and have a global impact, it’s critical that we power our mission and vision with the very best technology and harness the creativity of the best product leaders and engineers in the business. That’s why we’re so thrilled to welcome Yardley to our team and expand to San Francisco. Her unique and diverse product experience, along with the deep relationships she’s built in the San Francisco tech community and beyond, will help bring new ideas, energy and expertise to our growing team, and enable us to expand our reach much faster. And at a time when the need for more women leaders in technology is finally being recognized, I'm delighted to have a woman leading our team who has been so passionate about promoting women in tech."
As Chief Product Officer, Pohl will lead Thrive Global’s New York and San Francisco-based tech team, as well as recruit additional product managers, engineers, and designers. Prior to joining Thrive, Pohl was General Manager at Zillow Group, where she ran operations and strategy for the Trulia rentals business. She is a co-founder and board member of Women in Product, a non-profit with over 9,000 members focused on building a strong community of women builders and leaders. With two decades of operational experience, Pohl began her career as a New Products Engineer at Apple before focusing on product management at companies including Trulia, eBay, Yahoo, and Dun & Bradstreet.
“I deeply believe in Thrive Global’s core mission to find solutions to end the stress and burnout culture around the world,” said Pohl. “As a working mother of two, sleep and stress management are top of mind. I’m thrilled to be joining Thrive and can’t wait for our growing team to build out products that will become part of people’s daily lives. In a world where our relationship with technology is fueling so much burnout, we'll leverage technology to help people take control of that relationship -- to live better and work smarter."
About Thrive Global
Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behavior change, media and technology company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and launched in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit www.thriveglobal.com.