Ben and Dan loved serving these users, because understanding small businesses is in their DNA: Ben grew up helping his mom around her hair salon that she ran from their family kitchen, and Dan’s parents ran a bakery. With Mailchimp, they found that working for small businesses gave them the freedom to be more creative and adapt quickly to their needs.
So, in 2007, Ben and Dan decided to shutter the web design agency and focus exclusively on Mailchimp. While the new company started as an email marketing tool, our customers repeatedly asked us to spread the Mailchimp spirit to other channels. They taught us that Mailchimp’s brand promise is to help small businesses “look pro and grow,” no matter the channel.
In 2017, we launched a slew of new channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Google ads, landing pages, and more. We’re no longer an email marketing tool—we’re a marketing platform. As our product and team continues to grow, one thing stays the same: Ben and Dan’s mission to empower the underdog.
Mailchimp’s senior leadership team draws on decades of experience across industries to chart a course for the future and guide the company toward its strategic goals.
Learn more about our leadership team.