HubSpot on August 4 announced that the company’s chief customer officer, Yamini Rangan, is set to take over as CEO. While former CEO Brian Halligan became executive chairman, Indian-American executive Rangan took over as CEO from September 7, 2021.
HubSpot is a developer and marketer of software products for marketing, sales, and customer service, founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006.
“We’re excited for this new chapter in HubSpot’s journey and what it means for our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders. The combination of our founders’ vision and leadership, with Yamini’s extensive experience scaling high-growth companies, means HubSpot’s future is exceptionally bright,” Halligan was quoted as saying.
“She’s proven she can lead HubSpot, and I’m excited to partner with her for many years to come in my new role as executive chairman. I’ve been the CEO of HubSpot for 15 years, and now is the right time for me, and for HubSpot, to make this change,” he added.
Rangan, who has 25 years of experience in technology across CRM, ERP, and collaboration markets from companies like Dropbox, Workday, and SAP, joined HubSpot as chief customer officer from Dropbox in 2020.
“Her operational excellence combined with deep empathy for customers has not only led our business to a new level of growth over the past year, but has been foundational in supporting our customers and partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.” a press release was quoted as saying.
Before joining Dropbox, Rangan had spent four years at Workday as vice president of sales strategy and operations. Rangan, who holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering, a master’s in computer engineering, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, was recognised by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2019.
“It’s the honor of a lifetime to partner with our founders to write HubSpot’s next chapter. My goal is to make our customers, partners, employees, and investors proud – proud to grow their businesses, careers, and futures with HubSpot,” Rangan said, talking about her new role as CEO of HubSpot.