23 February 2022

Stack Overflow Appoints Lily Toy as Chief Legal Officer

She brings 17 years of experience building and scaling legal teams at high-growth companies and will oversee legal, corporate governance, and compliance functions at Stack Overflow.

The world’s largest community of developers and leading knowledge sharing platform, Stack Overflow, today announced the addition of Lily Toy as the company’s first Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Toy brings 17 years of corporate law experience to Stack Overflow, where she will play a critical role in driving strategic growth across Stack Overflow in partnership with the senior leadership team. She will specifically oversee legal, corporate governance, and compliance functions for the company.

“The shift to hybrid work reshaped how people learn, collaborate, and work online and accelerated adoption across our public platform and product suite, fueling a monumental year for Stack Overflow,” said Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO of Stack Overflow. “Lily’s extensive experience at both private and public SaaS companies make her a tremendous asset as we enter our next stage of growth.”

Toy most recently served as General Counsel at Dialpad, where she played an instrumental role in supporting the company's SaaS growth. Prior to Dialpad, Lily was General Counsel at Telenav, and was a corporate attorney at K&L Gates, Fenwick & West, and Shearman & Sterling.

“In the last decade, privacy and compliance became key considerations for enterprises and emerging companies alike,” said Toy. “I look forward to working with the team to take the robust compliance program to new heights and support all business functions so we can continue to serve the tech community.”

Stack Overflow is one of the world’s largest platforms helping developers and technologists find the answers they need, when they need them. The company spent the last 13 years building one of the largest developer communities in the world that is visited by more than 100 million people every month, making its public question-and-answer platform one of the most popular websites in the world. It’s private question-and-answer product, Stack Overflow for Teams, is trusted by thousands of organizations around the world, including Bloomberg, Microsoft, Expensify, and Zapier.

The CLO appointment comes on the heels of a milestone-packed year for Stack Overflow, including the launch of Stack Overflow for Teams Freemium, Collectives™ on Stack Overflow, Chief People Officer and Chief Financial Officer appointments, and Prosus N.V.’s ("Prosus") acquisition of Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion.