Pinterest brings on a new head of corporate and business development

Pinterest today said it is hiring a new head of corporate and business development, bringing on former Facebooker Gary Johnson as it looks to continue to expand.

The hiring comes at a time when Pinterest recently saw its president, Tim Kendall, depart to start his own company. As Pinterest looks to ramp up its pitch to advertisers, it needs to bring on people that can deal with potential partners — as well as one that can scout out new business opportunities that Pinterest can expand (or acquire its way) into. That’s going to be critical as the company positions itself as a company proficient in visual search and break out of experimental advertising budgets.

Johnson was most recently Facebook’s director of corporate development, and prior to that worked at Credit Suisse and…

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