CDN Company Cloudflare Plans for First Office in France

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Following the company’s European headquarters in London, and offices in Munich, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal, CDN (content delivery network) company Cloudflare now has announced that Paris, France, will be the home of its fourth office in Europe.

Cloudflare’s European locations join its other global offices in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Washington, D.C., Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Cloudflare’s Paris-based team will help the CDN company grow brand awareness, support and acquire customers, and recruit new talent in this region. As part of the announcement, Cloudflare is welcoming its first Head of France, Boris Lecoeur. He’s a seasoned regional leader with more than two decades of industry experience in software and technology, who will lead this new office and team.

Mr. Lecoeur will oversee and lead the company’s sales and overall team in the region. “Organizations are relying on the Internet, more than ever, to optimally serve and secure their customers, partners, and employees, and Cloudflare is leading this transition,” said Boris Lecoeur, the newly appointed Head of France at Cloudflare. “I have been impressed by what Cloudflare has built in EMEA, and specifically in France. I’m thrilled to help deliver the security, performance, and reliability customers depend on to win in the online economy.”

400 Employees in Europe

Matthew Prince
“France has always been an important region for us, and Paris is home to one of the first European data centers we turned on, nearly a decade ago,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare.

Within the last year, Cloudflare has grown its EMEA team by more than 55 percent. Today, Cloudflare has approximately 400 employees in the region. The initial functions prioritized for the Paris office include Engineering, Sales and Partnerships, Customer Success, and Marketing.

“France is home to the seventh largest national economy, and Europe’s greatest concentration of Fortune Global 500 companies,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “This has always been an important region for us, and Paris is home to one of the first European data centers we turned on, nearly a decade ago. With a team based in Paris, we’re committed to this growing business landscape, being closer to our customers as well as expanding our business in the region.”

With more than 3.2 million customers globally, Cloudflare’s customers in the EMEA region are of various industries and sizes. French customers include enterprises among the likes of L’Oréal, Solocal, Criteo, Allianz France, and Webedia, logistics companies like DPDgroup (Le Groupe La Poste), educational institutions such as INSEAD, and iconic startups like Back Market, Happn, Wildmoka, and Sendinblue.