We're excited to announce that Preeti Somal has joined HashiCorp as our new Vice President of Engineering.
Preeti joins at an exciting time for HashiCorp. We’ve grown from just over 30 employees 18 months ago to almost 175 today. HashiCorp delivers over 100 product version releases every year across our open source and enterprise portfolio. Our users range from hobbyists to many of the world's largest companies. These properties demand experienced leadership to best serve our employees, our users, and our customers.
Preeti joins to lead the HashiCorp Engineering organization after serving as Vice President of Cloud Services at Yahoo and Vice President of R&D at VMware. She has developed and delivered highly technical datacenter automation tools in addition to serving as a well-respected leader for hundreds of engineers. At Yahoo, Preeti led the team that built and ran one of the world’s largest private clouds, much of that using open source tools. She has been a part of the evolution of the cloud market since the early days of virtualization as both a vendor and an operator.
Preeti’s experience is very well suited for the growth we are driving and the company we are building here at HashiCorp. Our fast-growing customer base includes many of the largest and most well-known brands in the world, and those organizations are making long-term bets on our company. Preeti’s experience is ideal -- delivering enterprise-grade commercial products, using and contributing to open source, and delivering the infrastructure large enterprises require. She will help us partner closely with our community and our customers.
In addition, Preeti’s focus on culture was also very important to us. Her passion immediately stood out for both highly technical engineering as well as the success and happiness of the engineers who make that possible.
Armon and I founded HashiCorp around our shared passion for the tools we were creating and the open source communities surrounding them. As HashiCorp continues to grow, we are excited to bring on experienced leaders like Preeti who share that passion. As co-CTOs, Armon and I will continue to drive the technical direction of the products, and we look forward to working closely with Preeti as she builds and grows our world-class engineering organization.