Warren Adelman, former CEO of GoDaddy, and Hilary Schneider, CEO of Shutterfly, have joined cloud provider DigitalOcean’s board of directors, effective November 1, 2020. As a global cloud provider aiming its services at developers, DigitalOcean has experienced very rapid growth in recent years.
With more than 20 years in the technology industry, Warren Adelman brings a wealth of experience leading and advising high-growth companies. He currently serves as the managing director of Nativ Group, an investment firm he founded in 2013 focused on SaaS businesses. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at GoDaddy, most recently serving as CEO and a member of the board.
Currently CEO of Shutterfly, Hilary Schneider has more than 20 years of experience leading and scaling consumer technology companies. Prior to Shutterfly, Schneider served as CEO of Wag!, one of the largest on-demand mobile dog walking and dog care services in the U.S. Previously, she served as president and CEO of LifeLock, an identity theft protection provider. Schneider has also served in a series of executive positions at Yahoo! and in several senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder.
“Hilary and Warren are both proven leaders with an impressive track record of leading and growing high-profile technology companies to multi-billion dollars in revenue,” said Yancey Spruill, CEO of DigitalOcean. “We are excited to add them to our board and know their experience and guidance will be invaluable to DigitalOcean as we continue to build scale into the way we provide our differentiated cloud solutions for developers, startups and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).”
Executive Leadership Experience
In addition to his experience as an executive officer, Warren Adelman has served on several public and private technology company boards, including SendGrid, Phantom Auto, Yotpo and more. He also has been awarded more than 20 patents related to Internet infrastructure and security. Adelman has a BA from the University of Toronto.
“DigitalOcean has built a strong reputation in the market for delivering simple, cost-effective solutions that developers love and businesses trust,” said Warren Adelman. “I am honored to join the board and help guide the company as it continues to innovate and grow to meet the evolving needs of its unique customer base.”
Beyond her extensive executive leadership experience, Hilary Schneider also served on the board of SendGrid and currently serves on the boards of Vail Resorts, and water.org. Schneider has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard University.
“With over 500,000 customers and a community that is more than 4 million developers strong, DigitalOcean has already cultivated a strong, passionate following,” said Hilary Schneider. “I look forward to joining the board to help the company build on its success and continue to serve the cloud market for developers, startups and SMBs.”