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Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Yancey drives the overall strategy and direction for DigitalOcean to lead the company through its next phase of growth. He brings a wealth of technical, financial and leadership experience and spent the last 15 years in senior executive roles at technology companies including SendGrid and DigitalGlobe.
Yancey started his career working as an manufacturing engineer at Corning Incorporated and The Clorox Company. He also has extensive investment banking experience and spent a number of years focused on mergers and acquisitions. During his career, he has advised nearly $50 billion of M&A and $4 billion in equity and debt raising transactions. He has also served on several Boards of Directors and has advised CEOs on strategic and operational issues.
Most recently, Yancey was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at SendGrid (NYSE:SEND) from 2015 to 2019, where he profitably grew revenue from $50 million to over $170 million and nearly tripled the company’s customer base. He also helped guide the company through its $150 million IPO in late 2017 and its sale in early 2019 to Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) for $3 billion in an all-stock transaction. Yancey’s experience at SendGrid provided significant insight on serving the needs of developers, which he will bring to DigitalOcean’s community of 4 million developers.
Prior to SendGrid, Yancey was CFO at DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) for 10 years, where he helped grow the company’s revenue by 13x to more than $670 million and nearly $275 million in EBITDA. He also guided the company through its successful IPO in 2009.
Yancey currently serves on the boards of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NSDQ:MDRX), Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE:ZAYO) and Ping Identity Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Carly oversees DigitalOcean’s worldwide marketing operations as the company continues to expand its global customer base. In this role, she’s responsible for scaling DigitalOcean’s self-serve and sales-led acquisition initiatives, as well as its global brand, community, and developer relations efforts.
Carly brings more than 20 years of experience to DigitalOcean with a focus on scaling marketing operations and acquisition at high growth technology companies. Most recently, she served as vice president of revenue marketing at SendGrid, leading the development of the company’s self-service, cloud-based subscription model. During her tenure, the company’s revenue increased more than 30X in eight years, from $5M to $190M, and was later acquired by Twilio in 2019. Before SendGrid, she served as the director of marketing at Return Path, an email deliverability and optimization platform for email marketers, for more than six years.
Beyond her work as a marketing executive, Carly is dedicated to giving back to her community, serving as a board member for Pledge 1% Colorado, a network of entrepreneurs who pledge 1% of company equity, founders equity, annual profits, employee time, or company product to nonprofits of their choosing. Carly is based in Boulder, Colorado, and holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Barry is DigitalOcean’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role he oversees the company’s overall product direction and development and leads the engineering, product and infrastructure teams.
Barry has more than 20 years of software, systems and product development experience, including hardware and software engineering, product management, quality assurance and support. Most recently, he served as vice president of R&D, cloud operations products at VMware. Before VMware, he was senior vice president of products, engineering and support at Virtual Instruments, and director of engineering at Sun Microsystems.
Barry holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Alan is responsible for all legal and compliance matters across DigitalOcean, including corporate transactions and governance, commercial agreements, intellectual property and data protection, international compliance and litigation.
Prior to DigitalOcean, he served for nine years as the General Counsel of Everyday Health, a leading provider of digital health solutions, and guided the company's IPO and subsequent sale in 2016. He previously served as the General Counsel of Jupiter Media Metrix, a publicly-traded digital measurement firm, and NetRatings, a publicly-traded digital measurement and market research company operating across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. He also served as an associate at several international law firms. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia University and a law degree from the UCLA School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Bill is DigitalOcean’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing and scaling the company’s global finance organization. He brings more than 30 years of extensive financial management, capital markets and global operations experience to DigitalOcean, applying his speciality for building and managing global teams.
Bill most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Enernoc, where he guided the company through a strategic sale to an investor. Prior to that, he served for five years as the Chief Financial Officer of Qlik, leading the company through a successful IPO in 2010.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages, literatures and linguistics from Le Moyne College and a Masters in International Relations from American University.
VP of Finance
VP of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Adrienne leads the accounting and finance teams at DigitalOcean to help deliver strong operating results and drive growth across the organization.
Adrienne has more than 20 years of experience leading finance and operations teams for a number of publicly-traded and high-growth companies. Most recently, she was Vice President and Controller at Cotiviti where she oversaw SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and annual compliance. She also led the finance team during the company’s acquisition by Verscend Technologies. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Controller at Sirius XM Radio and held Vice President roles at L-1 Identity Solutions and PatAmSat corporations.
Adrienne holds a B.S. in accounting from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Apurva Joshi (AJ) is Vice President of Products at DigitalOcean, where he drives the overall product strategy and roadmap for the company. He leads the Product Management, Marketplace and Documentation teams with a focus on delivering scalable cloud solutions that empower every developer in the world to build great software.
He has more than 17 years of experience in business and technology with a focus on incubating new products, improving existing offerings and leading high-performing product development teams. Prior to his time at DigitalOcean, AJ spent 17 years at Microsoft, including his last role as Head of Product Experience for Microsoft Azure. During his tenure, he successfully led transformative products, culture and technical innovation, helping build Microsoft’s Azure Application platform and expand multi-billion dollar cloud portfolios with developers and enterprise customers.
Apurva holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Electronics from Mumbai University.
VP of User Experience
VP of User Experience
Rafael leads the User Experience teams at DigitalOcean with a career of 10+ years in the User Experience Design field. Prior to DigitalOcean, he was part of the leadership team at Transfix, an on-demand freight logistics market place in New York City. He has held different positions in companies like Zappos, where he led the efforts to redesign the company's inventory management systems; Gilt Groupe and, 1stdibs, where he managed the design process to transition the company into an e-commerce platform. He enjoys dealing with complex procedures, information architecture and diagramming everything that crosses his path. After earning a BA in Mexico, he moved to the US to pursue an MFA in Industrial Design.
VP of Engineering
VP of Engineering
Al leads DigitalOcean's Product Development teams, including Compute, Networking, Storage, Developer Experience, and Billing. He is responsible for driving innovation and velocity in our key services and products to meet the evolving demands of our customers. Prior to DigitalOcean, he heldVP of Engineering roles at DDN and NexGen Storage – which was acquired by Fusion-io and SanDisk. He has also held several technical and management roles at Hewlett-Packard and holds patents in cloud storage. He studied Computer Science at St. Cloud State University and received his MBA from Colorado State University.
Amy Butte is an independent director, strategic advisor and entrepreneur. In addition to her role on the DigitalOcean Board of Directors, she currently serves as audit committee chair and risk management committee member for BNP Paribas USA, strategic advisor to the LTSE, advisor for e-commerce player Carbon38, and board member for Tuscan Holdings Corp.
During her career, Amy has cultivated a particular expertise in guiding companies through the complexities of maturing from private to public. Most notably, she led the New York Stock Exchange through its IPO in 2006 when she served as its CFO. She also founded TILE Financial, which offered online investment learning services, and has served on the boards of the Fidelity Investment Strategic Advisers Funds, finserv non-profit Accion International, and the Women’s Forum of New York
Amy holds an MBA from Harvard University and BA from Yale University.
Steve Dow has more than 35 years of experience as a venture capital investor. He currently invests through Dow Capital Partners, and previously as a General Partner with Sevin Rosen Funds from 1983 to 2018.
Steve has experience with a broad range of technologies and markets -- from software to communications to biotech -- and has served on the board of a large number of private and public companies. He typically begins his engagement with projects at the start-up’s founding and stays involved through its various growth stages . Steve was on the board at Citrix Systems for 26 years, from its incubation in 1989 until 2015, when its revenue exceeded $3B. In addition to his role on the board of directors for DigitalOcean, Steve is currently a board member for Dataminr, Strike Protocols, TwinStrand Biosciences, and an investor in a number of other projects.
Steve holds both a BA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Brad is a General Partner at IA Ventures, where he helped start the firm in 2010.
Prior to IA, he spent over ten years in product, technology, and management roles — including the Technology Advisor to Microsoft’s CTO. He started out at Lockheed-Martin developing real-time underwater classification systems.
Brad holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Pueo is Managing Director for Access Technology Ventures, the $2B+ venture and growth technology investment effort of Access Industries. Pueo's investments at Access include Amazon, Ant Financial, Facebook, Essential Products, Snapchat, DigitalOcean, Opendoor, Yelp, 58.com and Tencent Music Entertainment.
Prior to Access, Pueo was a Partner with Redpoint Ventures where he helped lead the firm's growth equity practice and focused on opportunities in software, internet, digital media and mobile on a global basis. Pueo led or co-led the firm's investments in Open English, Kabam, Just-Eat and Viajanet. He also previously served as an associate with TA Associates and a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs.
In addition to his role on the DigitalOcean Board of Directors, Pueo serves as a board member for Opendoor.
Pueo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.
Peter is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and serves as a board member for several of the firm’s portfolio companies. He led the Series A investment in Github for Andreessen Horowitz and served on the company’s board of directors through its $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft.
Previously, Peter served as senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix. He joined following the company’s $500 million acquisition of XenSource, where he was CEO. Additionally, Peter was a general partner at the Mayfield Fund and executive vice president a VERITAS Software. He began his career as a software engineer at MIT’s Project Athena.
In addition to his role on the board of directors for DigitalOcean, Peter serves on the board of the following companies: Actifio, Alluxio Inc., Bromium, Cumulus Networks, Cyngn, Instart, Maxta, Mesosphere, Mixpanel, Netlify, Onshape, People.ai, Shield AI, and Udacity.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Boston University and attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and serves on the Dean’s Advisory board for the MIT School of Engineering.
Ben is a co-founder and the former CEO of DigitalOcean. He now serves on the company’s board of directors.
As the founding CEO, Ben drove the company’s vision, strategy and growth from 2012 to 2018. Ben has more than 20 years of experience in systems and network engineering in the infrastructure space. Prior to DigitalOcean, he co-founded and built a managed hosting provider that supported some of the top websites in the world.
Ben holds a bachelor's degree in information technology from Pace University.
Moisey is a co-founder of DigitalOcean and currently serves on the company’s board of directors.
During his time at DigitalOcean Moisey was responsible for driving DigitalOcean's product vision, helping to guide the company from its early startup phase and growing the product and user community until 2017.
Throughout his life as an entrepreneur, Moisey has worn many hats and has a vast knowledge in various facets of business including new business incubation, venture investing activities, network engineering, technical support, project management, and business development.
Before founding ServerStack and DigitalOcean, he studied Mathematics at NYU and launched CorreGroup, a big data startup that provided valuable analytics to billion-dollar hedge fund firms in New York City.