Thijs de Valk is stepping down as CEO of Yoast • Yoast
As of at present, Thijs de Valk is not the CEO of Yoast. He determined to step down and pursue different desires. Newfold Digital and Yoast will miss him and wish to thank him for his time at Yoast and for all of the great issues he has performed.
Thijs’ profession at Yoast
Thijs was one of many first Yoasters. He joined the corporate in 2012 as one of many first staff. He began out as a assist engineer, did web optimization consultancy, was lively as a marketer, and later served as our Chief Commerce Officer.
Within the final yr and a half, Thijs was the CEO of Yoast. He efficiently led the corporate via the primary yr post-acquisition, wherein Yoast needed to adapt to the Newfold construction. Along with that, he kicked off the launch of the Yoast web optimization for Shopify App, bringing a complete new CMS to our WordPress-minded firm. And just some weeks in the past, he rocked the stage at WordCamp Asia.
In quest of a brand new enterprise chief
With Thijs leaving, Yoast will seek for a brand new enterprise chief. We hope to hitch forces with an outstanding new enterprise chief that may assist us enhance our product and our affect in each WordPress and web optimization.
Whereas looking for a brand new enterprise chief, Yoast will probably be led by the present Govt Staff consisting of Chaya Oosterbroek (COO), Marieke van de Rakt (CGO), and Derek Herman (CTO), in addition to our Management Staff consisting of Sam Alderson, Floortje Scheurwater, Jono Alderson & Taco Verdonschot. Furthermore, we’ll be assisted by Jason Cross, who’s SVP Product: Commerce, Presence and WordPress at Newfold Digital. And Joost de Valk remains to be on board, offering steering and experience.
Whereas we’re unhappy to see Thijs go away, we’re additionally filled with hope and enthusiasm about this subsequent section. The present web optimization local weather is one in every of adjustments and pleasure. There’s rather a lot to look ahead to and to be keen about. Staff Yoast and Newfold are as dedicated as ever to bettering WordPress and stay keen about our mission ‘web optimization for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!