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Servaes Tholen COO & CFO

Servaes Tholen is the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at Thumbtack. In this role, he is responsible for the finance, accounting and operations teams. Servaes came to Thumbtack from Elance-oDesk (now Upwork) where he served as CFO and led the finance, accounting, analytics, data science and human resources teams. Prior to Elance-oDesk, he was the CFO of eBay North America, managed a charity lottery in the Netherlands and spent seven years at McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant. Servaes earned a Master of Science in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with a finance specialization. Servaes and his family reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. His personal favorite Thumbtack project completed was hiring a DJ and roulette host for a fundraising event.

This is our story.

Back in 2008, we asked ourselves a simple question that would later become our mission: Why is it still so hard to hire a plumber? Or a piano teacher? Or any local professional?

In the era of instant-everything, it’s crazy that you still have to waste an entire afternoon researching, calling and comparing local pros whenever you need one. So we set out to make it easier. Today, millions of customers use Thumbtack technology to find and hire small businesses across the country.

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

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