Dave has 15 years of experience building infrastructure businesses and open source user communities. Most recently, he honed his infrastructure acumen leading go-to market strategy for the SpringSource Group at VMware, where he helped grow open source adoption and revenue by 10X and transitioned the business into the company that is now known as Pivotal Software. At Hortonworks and GitHub he developed his open source expertise and passion, and at Hortonworks he led a go-to market team that scaled revenue from near zero to $150M and an IPO.
The union of Dave’s experience in infrastructure, open source, and growing teams made him an ideal advisor to the co-founders of HashiCorp, Mitchell Hashimoto (founding CEO & Vagrant creator) and Armon Dadgar (CTO), for the past year. Mitchell and Armon learned and leveraged Dave’s expertise on go-to market operations to craft HashiCorp’s business strategy. Dave gained greater appreciation for HashiCorp’s DevOps vision for the future of infrastructure. As the relationship developed, both sides realized that the advisor relationship could be even more valuable if Dave led from within.
As CEO, Dave will focus on go-to market strategy and operations, enabling Mitchell and Armon to redouble efforts on product development as joint CTOs. Together they will accelerate HashiCorp’s already dramatic growth.
Here’s a snapshot of HashiCorp’s growth and industry recognition so far this year:
- The company just had its first 7-figure revenue quarter after only 9 months of enterprise sales. Customers include enterprises like Conde Nast, Cisco, and Mozilla.
- Open source downloads grew by 50% in the first 6 months of this year, adding to the community of several million monthly active users. HashiCorp’s open source user base includes technology leaders such as Stripe, Uber, Twitch, OpenAI, Pinterest, and Capital One.
- HashiCorp’s modular and open product design fostered a rich ecosystem of partners including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, VMware, and GitHub.
- HashiCorp is hosting its second annual user conference – HashiConf – in Napa, California September 6-8. Speakers include Home Depot, Target, Verizon, PayPal, and Microsoft, and sponsors include AWS, Google Cloud, GitHub, and Bridgewater Associates.
- HashiCorp was named a Cool Vendor in DevOps by Gartner and an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist. Also this year, Mitchell and Armon were named to Inc’s 30 Under 30 list.
Beyond these milestones, the next stage for HashiCorp is bringing its DevOps vision to more users across open source and enterprise communities. In the software economy companies win by bringing applications to market faster than their competitors. HashiCorp’s DevOps infrastructure accelerates application delivery by aligning developers, operators, and security. This holistic view and widespread adoption defines HashiCorp as a leader in DevOps with a clear trajectory ahead.
HashiCorp is a leader in DevOps infrastructure. HashiCorp technology aligns development, operations, and security to accelerate application delivery. The company manages eight open source tools (Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Serf, Consul, Vault, Nomad, and Otto) that span runtime, infrastructure, security management. Enterprise versions of Terraform, Vault, and Nomad enhance the respective open source tools with enterprise features that promote collaboration, policy-enforcement, and intelligent automation. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Mayfield, GGV Capital, and True Ventures. For more information, visit: https://hashicorp.com, or follow HashiCorp on Twitter @hashicorp.