Thijs de Valk is stepping down as CEO of Yoast • Yoast

As of at this time, Thijs de Valk is now 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 great issues he has carried out.

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 website positioning 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 via the primary 12 months post-acquisition, through which Yoast needed to adapt to the Newfold construction. Along with that, he kicked off the launch of the Yoast website positioning 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 impression in each WordPress and website positioning.

Whereas searching for a brand new enterprise chief, Yoast can be led by the present Government Crew consisting of Chaya Oosterbroek (COO), Marieke van de Rakt (CGO), and Derek Herman (CTO), in addition to our Management Crew 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 website positioning local weather is considered one of adjustments and pleasure. There’s quite a bit to sit up for and to be keen about. Crew Yoast and Newfold are as dedicated as ever to enhancing WordPress and stay keen about our mission ‘website positioning for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!