Gigya Has a New CEO

Posted by Eyal Magen, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Big things are happening at Gigya, both exciting and bittersweet. With that, I share the news that Patrick Salyer is Gigya’s new CEO. This, of course, means that Dave Yovanno is moving on from Gigya – we are saddened to see him go and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Dave led Gigya through the critical transition from an advertising-driven company to a SaaS revenue model. Without Dave, we never would have achieved our goal of hundreds of clients including many of the largest brands on the Internet.

Now, it’s Patrick’s turn to take the reins. For the past 4 years, Patrick served as our VP of Operations and Strategy. His relationships with Gigya’s strategic partners including the leading social networks are unparalleled, and Patrick’s sales expertise is perfectly in line with Gigya’s plans for 2011 and beyond.

Patrick will continue to work with our tremendous executive team and we’re very excited for this next phase in Gigya’s growth. Thank you, Dave, for all you’ve done and welcome to your new role, Patrick!

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