Kruti Patel Goyal is the Vice President of Business Development at Etsy, an online marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. The company’s mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. At Etsy, she previously led the International team as well as the Marketplace Integrity & Trust and Safety teams.
Before joining Etsy, Kruti led Business Development at (RED), a global marketing company that raises funds to fight AIDS in Africa. Prior to (RED), she was VP of Strategy & Development at Viacom, where she focused on digital media growth opportunities. Kruti began her career in finance as an Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s M&A group, and then as an Associate at General Atlantic Partners, a technology growth investment firm. She received her BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In 2009, Kruti and her husband left their jobs to travel around the world. Their itinerary took them from Africa across Asia, and they consulted for social enterprises in India, Mali and Rwanda along the way.