Todd Nightingale is named CEO of Fastly

“Fastly, Inc., the world’s fastest global edge cloud platform, announced today that Todd Nightingale has been named as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer, beginning September 1, 2022. Nightingale will also join the Fastly Board of Directors once she assumes the position. He will follow Joshua Bixby, who will step down as CEO and from Fastly’s Board of Directors, as previously stated. Fastly will retain Bixby as an advisor.”

“Nightingale’s appointment completes a lengthy search for the company’s future head. He joins Fastly from Cisco, where he presently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Networking and Cloud, leading business strategy and development activities for Cisco’s multibillion-dollar networking portfolio.”

“Todd is a proven and passionate technology leader and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said David Hornik, Lead Independent Director on the Fastly Board of Directors. “We are confident that Todd’s deep background in helping customers transform their infrastructures and digitize their businesses will be instrumental to strengthening Fastly’s technology and go-to-market strategy and lead the company into its next stage of growth.”

“Fastly is extraordinary at the things that make us unique, including our incredibly powerful programmable edge cloud, innovative performance-focused product and engineering, and our unmatched support of customers as they build the next generation of globally performant, secure, and reliable applications,” said Artur Bergman, Fastly’s Founder, Chief Architect, and Executive Chairperson. “I’m confident in Todd’s ability to lead the company with the rigor and energy needed to elevate Fastly to its next level of extraordinary technology and product growth, including a strong go-to-market motion and operational strengths.”

“Fastly is delivering unparalleled application experiences for users around the world with exceptional flexibility, security, and performance,” said Nightingale. “I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Fastly team.”

“Todd Nightingale was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud division. He was in charge of Cisco’s multibillion-dollar networking portfolio’s commercial strategy and development initiatives. Nightingale is recognized for his vision of strong, easy solutions for businesses, schools, and governments, as well as his enthusiastic technology leadership.”

“Nightingale was formerly the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Meraki division. His focus on providing a simple, secure, digital workplace resulted in the Meraki portfolio expanding and growing, making it the world’s largest cloud-managed networking platform. Nightingale joined Cisco in 2012 as part of the Meraki purchase.”

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