Donald W. Faul (CA)
Don is currently the Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he leads their community support and outreach efforts, user product marketing and a series of responsibilities focused on scaling the organization. Before joining Pinterest, Don served as the Vice President of Online Operations at Facebook, where he led the global user, developer and payments and risk operations teams. Don joined Facebook from Google, where he built and managed the operations supporting merchants using Google’s eCommerce products: Google Checkout, Product Search and Base. He started his career as a Marine Infantry Officer, serving as a Platoon Commander with 1st Light Armored Battalion and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. Don completed combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq before transitioning to the private sector in 2003. Don graduated with Honors from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s of science in systems engineering and received his masters in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Don also sits on the board of Nuru International, a non-profit focused on battling extreme poverty through sustainable development efforts.