The board of directors has appointed Todd Nightingale as the company's next CEO, effective September 1, 2022.
Nightingale will also join the Fastly Board of Directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Joshua Bixby, who, as previously announced, will step down as CEO and from Fastly's Board of Directors. Bixby will remain with Fastly as an advisor.
Nightingale's appointment culminates a broad search process to identify the company's next leader.
He joins Fastly from Cisco, where he currently leads business strategy and development efforts for Cisco's multi-billion dollar networking portfolio as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Networking and Cloud.
"Todd is a proven and passionate technology leader and we are thrilled to have him join our team," Fastly board of directors lead independent director David Hornik says.
"We are confident that Todd's deep background helping customers transform their infrastructures and digitise their businesses will be instrumental to strengthening Fastly's technology and go-to-market strategy and lead the company into its next stage of growth," Hornik adds.
"I'm confident in Todd's ability to lead the company with the rigor and energy needed to elevate Fastly to its next level of extraordinary technology and product growth, including a strong go-to-market motion and operational strengths," Fastly founder, chief architect and executive chairperson Artur Bergman says.
"Fastly is delivering unparalleled application experiences for users around the world with exceptional flexibility, security and performance," Nightingale says.
"I'm honoured and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Fastly team."