Topcoder, a Wipro company and the world's leading open talent platform for developers, designers, data scientists, and QA enthusiasts, announced the appointment of Doug Hanson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his new global role, Doug will be responsible for the success of Topcoder and its customers and partners.
"Topcoder helps our customers address one of today's most pronounced business challenges: access to skilled technology talent," said Subha Tatavarti, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Limited. "Through Topcoder's talent cloud platform, we empower customers to tap into a highly qualified global community of developers, designers and engineers who can innovate and deliver solutions at an accelerated pace.
We are thrilled to welcome Doug to the Wipro family. Under his leadership, Topcoder will become even more integral to our value proposition and help us advance our promise of delivering on our customers' boldest ambitions."
Doug brings 25 years of leadership in rapidly scaling marketplace businesses and his breadth of experience in sales, marketing, product, and operations will be critical to Topcoder's next phase of growth.
Prior to joining Topcoder, Doug served as Chief Operating Officer for 6 Degrees Health, where he led business optimization, sales, and the go-to-market strategy. Before that, Doug held leadership positions at GrubHub, Amazon, Vivid Seats, and Microsoft. He has played pivotal roles throughout his career, including launching and scaling business lines, driving revenue growth, optimizing performance marketing and architecting customerfocused business analytics for global organizations.
"When you bring a crowd of brilliant minds together, they can solve anything. Topcoder's crowdsourced challenge model is the standard for producing high-quality, timely outcomes. I'm excited and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with our customers, incredible staff, and talented community," said Doug Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, Topcoder.
Doug holds a Master's in Business Administration from Purdue University and is based in Portland, Oregon.
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