Slack Adds Edith Cooper to Board

Edith Cooper

Slack had added Edith Cooper, who resigned last year as the Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, to its board of directors. 

Ms. Cooper becomes the second independent director and second woman to join the startup’s board.

Ms. Cooper oversaw everything related to talent and teams for Goldman Sachs, a company of more than 30,000 people.

"She has an unrivaled depth of experience in the hardest challenges that modern organizations face, and Edith is going to be a huge asset as we continue to expand our capabilities. She is a deep thinker, a good listener, and a wise strategist, and I’m thrilled to have her join us as Slack enters its next phase of growth," said Slack's ceo Stewart Butterfield.

"I was impressed by Slack from our first introduction. Internally, Slack has the kind of talent and spirit that can move a company forward, operating from a shared foundation that aligns so deeply with my own. The investment in both products and people at Slack is rare, and I’m grateful for the chance to work with and learn from such a remarkable team," said Ms. Cooper.

Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services, founded by Stewart Butterfield.

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