Fastly, Inc. has appointed Lakshmi Sharma as its new Chief Product Officer. Sharma brings more than 20 years of engineering and product development experience to Fastly and will spearhead the company’s continued investment in products.
“Lakshmi is an incredibly talented leader with a proven track record in driving effective strategy and transformation in engineering and product organisations,”said Joshua Bixby, CEO of Fastly. “Having been at the helm of product initiatives at technology giants and startups alike, Lakshmi knows what it takes to develop customer-centric, security-first roadmaps and bring innovative new products to market.”
Sharma has been building dynamic product organisations for decades, having most recently served as the Director of Product Management for Networking at Google Cloud, where the end-to-end customer experience for network solutions crossing multiple industries was a key responsibility. With extensive experience across infrastructure, cloud, and security organisations, including product and engineering leadership roles at Target Corporation, Cisco, and Juniper Networks, she is poised to make significant contributions to Fastly’s delivery, security, and edge compute portfolio. Sharma will report directly to Fastly CEO Joshua Bixby and will focus on the long-term product roadmap and innovation that empowers Fastly customers to develop, deliver, and secure modern distributed applications.
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