Panel: Navigating from a Chief of Staff role

Oct 6, 2020
Chief of Staff roles take many forms, as do career paths after operating in the role. If you're considering applying for a CoS role or are currently a CoS, join us for a conversation with three former Chiefs. You'll hear about how each individual leveraged their experience to land leadership positions at some of the most successful tech companies.
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Rachel Lau oversees Go-to-Market Treasury Strategy and Operations for PayPal and its subsidiaries from the New York office. Prior to PayPal, Rachel worked at Via Transportation as Chief of Staff to the CEO and as an Expansion Manager, overseeing the launch of Via's shared-ride technology in new markets. She has also worked at J.P. Morgan in its New York and Hong Kong offices. Rachel completed her BSBA in Finance and International Business with a minor in Psychology at Georgetown University.

Dev Sethi is the Head of Sports at Instagram. He oversees strategic partnerships across the sports ecosystem, including athletes, leagues, teams, and media organizations. Before joining Instagram in fall 2018, Dev was Complex Networks' first Chief of Staff reporting to CEO Rich Antoniello. Hired after Complex was acquired by Verizon and Hearst in a joint venture, he was responsible for creating strategic external partnerships as well as optimizing internal operations across content and business functions spanning Complex Networks’ portfolio of millennial-focused brands.Prior to Complex, Dev led Partnerships & Operations at media startup Whistle Sports, an emerging sports media brand, data/analytics consultancy, and content network.

Maggie Hsu is the Global Business Development Lead for Amazon Managed Blockchain. Previously, she led business development for Fluidity, a technology provider for tokenizing and trading securities on Ethereum. Prior to that, Maggie was Chief of Staff for Tony Hsieh of, as well as a consultant at McKinsey. She holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University.


Rachel Lau

Go To Market Strategy at PayPal

New York

Dev Sethi

Head of Sports, Instagram

New York

Maggie Hsu

Global Business Development Lead, Amazon Managed Blockchain