Founder & ChIEf Executive Officer
Anthony Casalena is the Founder and CEO of Squarespace, which launched in 2004. During the company’s early years, Anthony acted as the sole engineer, designer, and support representative for the entire Squarespace platform, allowing for it to be a stable business from the outset. In addition to his main responsibilities in running the company and setting overall product strategy, he remains actively involved in the engineering, design, and product teams within the organization. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Chief Financial Officer
Nicole brings 20 years of technology industry experience to Squarespace’s Finance Team, and has spent much of her career building new or transforming existing businesses. She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Infor, one of the largest providers of enterprise applications in the world. During her tenure at Infor, she helped lead the transition of their business model into a SaaS model, which changed the growth trajectory of the company and transformed the way its clients consumed enterprise applications. Prior to Infor, she spent 17 years with IBM in various leadership positions in Corporate Finance, M&A and market development. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Vice President, Strategy
As the leader of Squarespace's Strategy division, Andrew is responsible for developing the analytical frameworks that shape the company’s business. Since joining Squarespace, he has grown the division into a team that covers everything from business strategy and customer insights to analytics and data science. Prior to Squarespace, Andrew worked at the New York County District Attorney's Office on initiatives at the center of the office's data-driven approach to fighting crime. He has also conducted research on jury selection, assisted in the prosecution of a ring of body part thieves in Philadelphia, and collected ticks for a nationwide study of Lyme Disease. Andrew graduated from Yale, where he majored in Psychology and was an editor at the Yale Daily News.
Vice President, Engineering
John Colton is a seasoned engineering leader with extensive experience managing and growing software development teams in high-growth startups. Before joining Squarespace, John served in senior leadership roles at a number of organizations including database security vendor Application Security, business and service assurance vendor Micromuse, and videoconferencing vendor VisualScape. John began his engineering career at Cap Gemini America where he developed network management products for AT&T Network Systems. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University, and now resides in Brooklyn.
As Squarespace’s General Counsel, Ali Kazemi advises the leadership team on a variety of legal and business matters, and manages Squarespace’s core legal functions, including commercial and technology transactions, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Prior to working at Squarespace, Ali was Associate General Counsel at Tumblr, a NYC-based startup acquired by Yahoo, Inc. in 2013. Earlier in his career, Ali was a federal prosecutor in the National Security & Cybercrime unit for the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the District’s Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property Coordinator. Ali graduated with honors from NYU School of Law and Duke University.
Chief Creative Officer
As the Chief Creative Officer of Squarespace, David leads the company’s award-winning creative team, whose work encapsulates all brand creative, brand design and product design efforts for the company. Prior to Squarespace, David served as Worldwide Digital Executive Creative Director of TBWA Worldwide and President & CCO of Pilot.is, where he created Projeqt, a dynamic web presentation platform. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy and AKQA, and as an Art Director at Sid Lee. He graduated from RISD with a BFA in graphic design.
Board of Directors
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO