Portland, Ore. and PARIS — March 13, 2017 — Cedexis, the leader in content and application delivery optimization for clouds, CDNs, and datacenters, today announced the appointment of Ryan Windham as its new Chief Executive Officer, as the company heads towards its next phase of growth. Scott Grout, the current CEO, will transition to a role as Executive Director, and remain an active contributor to the company.
“Ryan brings a wealth of business and leadership experience in the rapidly changing application delivery market that we are helping to shape,” commented Mr. Grout. “His knowledge and strong passion will be instrumental in taking Cedexis forward, and I am sincerely thrilled to pass the baton to a uniquely talented leader.”
Mr. Windham originally joined Cedexis in mid-2016 as Vice President of Product and Strategy, with a mandate to chart a strategic course for the company’s future. Prior to joining Cedexis, he was a key executive at F5 Networks, most recently as Vice President of Product Management. Prior to F5 Mr. Windham spent a decade at Websense, focused on developing disruptive product and market strategies. A graduate of the University of London, Mr. Windham holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I want to thank Scott for his unwavering dedication to Cedexis and for setting us up for success,” said Mr. Windham. “A window of opportunity has opened for Cedexis, and I, along with the company, plan to move quickly and assertively to meet the challenge. Today’s DevOps teams are looking for truly cloud-native solutions to ensure reliable, efficient, and massively scalable application delivery for modern application architectures; Openmix provides exactly the platform to meet that need. We truly are in the right place at the right time and I look forward to leading the charge for the great change ahead at Cedexis.”
As the traffic traversing the Internet continues growing dramatically at a rate that will result in more than 2.3 zettabytes of information flowing back and forth by 2020, the need for real-time intelligent routing of application data, content, and video has become critical. Cedexis is engaged with leading global firms including Microsoft, Bloomberg, and LinkedIn to smooth the delivery of applications and content from provider to consumer, and to deliver cost efficiencies by enabling flexible network strategies.
“The company’s direction in the next few years maps exactly to our founding vision,” added Julien Coulon, Co-Founder and GM, Europe. “Ryan’s deep domain knowledge, strong drive, and strategic vision put us on the fast track to deliver an application delivery platform that is desperately needed in the marketplace.”
“Cedexis offers a must-have application delivery solution for all major application and content publishers,” concluded Len Jordan, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group and Cedexis director. “The board could not be more thrilled to have Ryan in place to guide the company to its rightful place at the head of the pack.”
Cedexis has increasingly become a key solution for organizations delivering applications, content, and video at scale across the Internet. Its global server load balancer, Openmix, uses data from billions of real user measurements, as well as synthetic monitoring and other integrated analytics, to route web traffic through the most advantageous pathways. By using Openmix to select the right data center, cloud, or CDN, Cedexis customers deliver robust, consistent, and reliable user experiences, at the lowest delivery cost. For more information on Cedexis, please visit the company’s website and follow Cedexis on Twitter @cedexis.