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Mark Templeton Appointed as DigitalOcean's Chief Executive Officer

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CEO Insights Team

CEO Insights Team

DigitalOcean, a cloud platform for developers announced the appointment of Mark Templetonas its Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1 to simplify cloud for developers and teams respectively.

Templeton is a CEO, mentor, early stage investor and chairman of the board of Instart Logic and Adaptive Insights. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Equifax, Keysight Technologies and Arista Networks.

I am inspired by the team’s passion and innovative culture, and by the enthusiasm of the developers and teams who rely on DigitalOcean’s products. It is an honor to join DigitalOcean as CEO to help lead the company during this next phase of growth.

During his tenure as CEO of Citrix Systems, Templeton helped grow the business from a $15 million organization with just one product, one customer segment and one go-to market path to a global industry leader with 100 million users and annual revenue of over $3 billion.

Under his eminent leadership, Citrix also earned multiple ‘best places to work’ awards, while Templeton was honored with several more, including the coveted spot on Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs list in 2013.

Talking about the occasion, Ben Uretsky, founding CEO, DigitalOcean, says, “With this vision, we’ve become one of the largest and fastest-growing cloud providers in the world, with a $200 million run rate and a community that is more than 3.5 million developers strong. As we enter into our next chapter, I am confident Mark is the right leader to inspire and scale our team, accelerate and grow our business, and most importantly, uphold our commitment to our customers and the developer community at large.”

Templeton, incoming CEO, DigitalOcean, says, “Ben and his team have carved out a unique position in the $153.5 billion public cloud services market by delivering the industry’s simplest cloud computing platform and building one of the world’s largest developer communities. I am inspired by the team’s passion and innovative culture, and by the enthusiasm of the developers and teams who rely on DigitalOcean’s products. It is an honor to join DigitalOcean as CEO to help lead the company during this next phase of growth.”

DigitalOcean has a $200 million run rate and a community of 3.5 million developers in 12 data centres around the world. It provides easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction so teams can spend more time building software that customers love. As of January 2018, it was the third-largest hosting company in the world in terms of web-facing computers.