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

As of in the present day, Thijs de Valk is now not the CEO of Yoast. He determined to step down and pursue different goals. Newfold Digital and Yoast will miss him and need to thank him for his time at Yoast and for all of the great issues he has finished.

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 lively 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 means of the primary 12 months post-acquisition, wherein 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 only a few weeks in the past, he rocked the stage at WordCamp Asia.

Searching for a brand new enterprise chief

With Thijs leaving, Yoast will seek for a brand new enterprise chief. We hope to affix forces with an excellent new enterprise chief that may assist us enhance our product and our influence in each WordPress and website positioning.

Whereas searching for a brand new enterprise chief, Yoast shall be led by the present Govt Workforce consisting of Chaya Oosterbroek (COO), Marieke van de Rakt (CGO), and Derek Herman (CTO), in addition to our Management Workforce 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 remains to be on board, offering steerage and experience.

Whereas we’re unhappy to see Thijs go away, we’re additionally stuffed with hope and enthusiasm about this subsequent part. The present website positioning local weather is certainly one of adjustments and pleasure. There’s so much to sit up for and to be captivated with. Workforce Yoast and Newfold are as dedicated as ever to bettering WordPress and stay captivated with our mission ‘website positioning for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!