Cloud Provider DigitalOcean Names Lysa Dahlin as Chief People Officer

Lysa Dahlin
“DigitalOcean has built a values-based organization that promotes transparency and strong employee engagement,” said Lysa Dahlin DigitalOcean’s new Chief People Officer.

DigitalOcean, a global cloud provider aiming its services at developers worldwide, announced the appointment of Lysa Dahlin as Chief People Officer, continuing the expansion of its executive team. Prior to DigitalOcean, Lysa Dahlin spent 11 years at Comcast, where she was senior vice president of human resources, and led the development and implementation of people growth strategies across the U.S., India and China.

In her new role as DigitalOcean’s Chief People Officer, Lysa Dahlin will lead the people experience, operations and acquisition functions across DigitalOcean’s offices in New York, Cambridge, Palo Alto and Bangalore; twelve regional data centers; and other global locations.

“DigitalOcean has built a values-based organization that promotes transparency and strong employee engagement, while offering opportunities for flexibility, autonomy and professional development,” said Lysa Dahlin.

“I look forward to leading this remarkable team through its next phase of growth and employee-led innovation as its customers and product offerings continue to expand.”


During her tenure at Comcast, Lysa Dahlin oversaw many “strategic” shifts in the company’s HR practices, including leading integration efforts for five acquisitions over two years, scaling the technology organization 20-40 percent annually and building a diverse senior leadership team.

Dahlin left Comcast in 2017 and had since been consulting with mid-size companies on strategic HR projects, such as defining their Chief HR Officer roles, evolving culture, establishing high-performing C-level teams and accelerating business growth and change. Prior to joining Comcast, she spent eight years at AT&T Broadband and previously led HR functions across varied industries throughout her career.

“As we continue to grow our organization to serve the evolving needs of developers, talent development, employee engagement and enhancing our culture will continue to be top priorities for us,” said Mark Templeton, CEO of DigitalOcean. “Lysa’s leadership and experience leading people organizations at scale will help us better serve our employees, candidates, and ultimately, the developer community at large.”