As of right now, 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 need to thank him for his time at Yoast and for all of the fantastic 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 workers. He began out as a help engineer, did search engine marketing consultancy, was energetic as a marketer, and later served as our Chief Commerce Officer.
Within the final 12 months and a half, Thijs was the CEO of Yoast. He efficiently led the corporate by way of the primary 12 months post-acquisition, during which Yoast needed to adapt to the Newfold construction. Along with that, he kicked off the launch of the Yoast search engine marketing 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 excellent new enterprise chief that may assist us enhance our product and our influence in each WordPress and search engine marketing.
Whereas in search of a brand new enterprise chief, Yoast will probably 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 steerage and experience.
Whereas we’re unhappy to see Thijs depart, we’re additionally filled with hope and enthusiasm about this subsequent part. The present search engine marketing local weather is one in every of modifications and pleasure. There’s so much to look ahead to and to be captivated with. Group Yoast and Newfold are as dedicated as ever to enhancing WordPress and stay captivated with our mission ‘search engine marketing for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!