April 18, 2024

As of at the moment, 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 fantastic issues he has executed.

Thijs’ profession at Yoast

Thijs was one of many first Yoasters. He joined the corporate in 2012 as one of many first workers. He began out as a assist engineer, did web optimization consultancy, was energetic 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 by way of 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 an entire new CMS to our WordPress-minded firm. And just some weeks in the past, he rocked the stage at WordCamp Asia.

Looking for a brand new enterprise chief

With Thijs leaving, Yoast will seek for a brand new enterprise chief. We hope to hitch forces with an excellent 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 can be led by the present Government Group consisting of Chaya Oosterbroek (COO), Marieke van de Rakt (CGO), and Derek Herman (CTO), in addition to our Management Group 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 continues to be on board, offering steering and experience.

Whereas we’re unhappy to see Thijs depart, we’re additionally stuffed with hope and enthusiasm about this subsequent part. The present web optimization local weather is one among adjustments and pleasure. There’s rather a lot to stay up for and to be enthusiastic about. Group Yoast and Newfold are as dedicated as ever to enhancing WordPress and stay enthusiastic about our mission ‘web optimization for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!