About Jim

Possibly the only CEO ever described by the business press as anti-establishment, a communist, and a socialistic anarchist, since 2000 Jim Buckmaster has led craigslist to be the most used classifieds in any medium, and one of world’s most popular websites, while maintaining its public service mission, non-corporate vibe, and staff of fewer than 50.

Before devolving into management, Jim contributed craigslist’s homepage design, multi-city architecture, discussion forums, search engine, community moderation system, self-posting process, personals categories (including missed connections), and best-of-craigslist.

Ridiculously tall, Jim has been the subject of feature stories in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, and SF Chronicle, and has made dozens of television appearances, including being denounced on Fox News by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell.

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