deploy 2020 Keynote Featuring DigitalOcean CEO Yancey Spruill
About the Talk
Keynote from DigitalOcean’s first virtual global 24-hour community conference, deploy, featuring DigitalOcean CEO Yancey Spruill.
Yancey shares DigitalOcean’s commitment to serving software developers and technologists everywhere. See how DigitalOcean is simplifying cloud computing to help inspire new software applications, startups, and process optimizations around the world.
About the Presenter
As Chief Executive Officer, Yancey drives the overall strategy for DigitalOcean leading the company through its next phase of profitable 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 a manufacturing engineer at Corning Incorporated and The Clorox Company. He also has extensive investment banking experience focused on mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, and Thomas Weisel Partners.
Prior to joining DigitalOcean, 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 IPO in late 2017 and its $3 billion all-stock sale in early 2019 to Twilio (NYSE:TWLO). Previously, Yancey was the long-time Chief Financial Officer of DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI), where he helped drive revenue growth from $50 million to nearly $700 million and EBITDA of approximately $300 million, and helped guide the company through its IPO in 2009.
During his career, he has advised on and executed over $50 billion of M&A and $4 billion in equity and debt raising transactions. He has previously served on several Boards of Directors of publicly-traded companies, currently serving on the board of directors of Ping Identity (NYSE:PING) where he is the Audit Committee Chair.