DigitalOcean announced on June 20, 2018, that they had appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. The man they appointed as CEO is Mark Templeton, an accomplished leader in technology. His appointment to the company would come into effect from the 1st day of July, 2018. He would also be a member of the Board of Directors heading the company.
DigitalOcean- a World Leader in Cloud Platforms for Web Developers
While announcing the appointment of their new CEO, Ben Uretsky (the founding CEO of the company) mentioned that DigitalOcean was started as a cloud platform to help developers and their teams around the United States of America and also the world over. The company had begun their journey with the focus towards making life easier for developers around the globe. Today, the company has become one of the biggest cloud platforms for developers in the world. The company already has a community of over 3.5 million users and developers, and the numbers are rising rapidly.
The company also enjoys a run rate of $200 million, which is definitely up there among the leaders in the industry. Ben Uretsky feels that the appointment of Mark Templeton will usher DigitalOcean to their next chapter, inspiring and guiding their members towards scaling new heights. He also feels that Mark will help a great deal in their endeavors of accelerating the growth of the business. He is sure that this would be accomplished without making any compromises to the commitments made to the customers and the developers in the community of the company.
Who is Mark Templeton?
Mark Templeton has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Citrix Systems Inc. From 2001 to 2015, amassing a vast wealth of critical and knowledge about the industry. At his former company, he started when the organization had a net value of 15 million USD and just a single product, serving to a single customer segment in a single market. Within the next decade and a half, he transformed the company into an organization worth more than 3 Billion USD annually, with a community of users exceeding 100 million.
He started at Citrix Systems Inc. before they had even a single public offering, serving in a number of different roles for a tenure spanning over two decades. He managed to develop a culture that was design-centric in nature and based on values that included humility, integrity and respect among many others. This also led to Citrix winning several awards and recognitions as “The Best Place to Work” under his leadership. Mark has also received numerous recognitions and awards during this time including the first place on the list of Highest Rated CEOs by GlassDoor in 2013.
Mark Templeton also plays the role of an investor in numerous innovations and new technologies, helping innovative idea grow and bear fruit. He serves as the Chairman of the board at Adaptive Insights as well as Instart Logic. He is also a member of the Board of Directors in Arista Networks, Keysight Technologies and Equifax. His educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Design under the North Carolina State University in the field of product designing. He also has a degree in Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business under the University of Virginia.
What does Mark have to say about his appointment?
Mark Templeton feels that the team at DigitalOcean has been able to establish a great place in the Maket1 for public cloud services, which is worth a whopping 153.5 Billion USD. He has also found it to be rather impressing and inspiring to learn that this has been achieved through the deliverance of one of the simplest platforms for cloud computing in the industry. Moreover, the fact that the company has been able to create one of the largest communities of developers through sheer passion and inspiring culture has also been a great motivation for him to come on-board.
In fact, he considers it a great honor to become a part of the company as its incoming CEO and hopes to take it further into the next phase of growth. He also feels that the $100 free credit offered by the company to new members is a great way of encouraging and supporting new developers and their teams towards progressive developing. As a part of his leading methods for the growth of the company, he wishes to improve more such programs for the huge community of developers serving as the members of the company.