Five years after we started Cozy, we’re happy to announce we hired our first VP of Product, Brian Ellin.

A returning Portlander, Brian joins Cozy from Medium, where he spent the last few years leading the core product teams that help people everywhere create, share, and discover great stories and ideas. Prior to Medium, Brian was an early product manager at Twitter, where he grew the platform products team to deliver Tweets to hundreds of millions of people every day across the globe.

He got his start as a software engineer here in Portland at Janrain, and from what he tells us, he’s excited to return to the great Pacific Northwest to help build Cozy and explore the mountains and woods with his family.

He’s @brianellin on Twitter and Medium. Welcome, Brian!