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Welcoming Jim Douglas as Armory’s Next CEO

Aug 23, 2021 by DROdio

As we announced this morning, it’s my pleasure to welcome Jim Douglas as Armory’s next CEO. 

Armory has gone through huge growth in the last five years.  We have celebrated success in the market with world-class customers (like Autodesk, Snap, and LaunchDarkly), strong backing from stellar investors, and a great partnership with Amazon – to name just a few highlights.  

We’ve championed and helped scale Spinnaker, the open-source Cloud Native Continuous Delivery project from Netflix and Google that many large enterprises are using for fast, safe, repeatable deployments.

We were recently granted a patent for Continuous Software Development. And Armory is still just at the beginning of its journey as the world enters the steep part of the innovation curve. In a world powered by code, Armory’s impact will be substantial. 

I’m incredibly proud of our progress, but even more proud of the people, our Armory Crew, that have dedicated their lives over the past five years to be a part of this shared journey.

As I wrote on my personal blog, it is for our customers, investors, partners, and crew that I determined this next stage of Armory’s journey should be led by someone who could carry the torch into this next phase of growth. I am confident we have found that person in Jim.

Jim’s experience scaling companies in the DevOps space makes him uniquely qualified to lead Armory forward. From his Product leadership role in taking Cadence from $50 million to $1.5 billion in revenue, to transforming Wind River as CEO from a flat-growth company into an at-scale growth story with revenue growing to half a billion dollars and a footprint of 1,200 employees globally, his entire career has been focused on growth.  

Importantly, Jim also has a deep appreciation for the problem space we operate in: The importance of getting code into production and the difficulty and lack of good tools for doing so, reliably, at scale, across multiple cloud targets. He’s experienced the pain of shifting from in-house data centers to multi-cloud deployments firsthand and understands the opportunity this presents for Armory.

I will be transitioning to Chairman of the Board on September 1st and will continue to advocate for Armory’s continued growth.  With Jim and Margaret, our COO, at the helm, Armory is well-positioned to execute on Armory’s next stage of growth with our incredible Crew.

I am humbled by what Armory has accomplished in its first five years, and even more so I look forward to Armory’s continued growth.

#Velocity,

DROdio
Founding CEO & Chairman of the Board

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