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

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As of right now, 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 need to thank him for his time at Yoast and for all of the fantastic 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 staff. He began out as a assist engineer, did search engine optimization consultancy, was energetic as a marketer, and later served as our Chief Commerce Officer.

Within the final yr and a half, Thijs was the CEO of Yoast. He efficiently led the corporate by means of the primary yr 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 optimization 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.

In quest of 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 search engine optimization.

Whereas looking for a brand new enterprise chief, Yoast might be led by the present Govt 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 remains 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 optimization local weather is one in every of adjustments and pleasure. There’s quite a bit to stay 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 ‘search engine optimization for everybody’. So, onwards it’s!

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