Puppet appoints new Chief Revenue Officer, Paul Heywood

Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, today announced the appointment of Paul Heywood to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Since joining the Puppet family in 2019 as Senior Vice President of International Sales, Paul has been instrumental in helping close strong sales quarters while scaling out the team and developing strong relationships with key partners such as Dell/EMC. With 20 years of experience in the sector and a deep understanding of IT infrastructure, SaaS, cloud computing, and IT-managed service providers, Paul will be responsible for accelerating Puppet’s growth and overseeing the company’s corporate development, sales and revenue management across the globe.

“DevOps is a massive and growing market. Living in a world where technology is changing at an unprecedented pace and there are still many uncertainties, having experienced leaders and advisors is more important than ever,” said Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO, Puppet. “In the time Paul has been at Puppet running our international business, it is clear he has the expertise and passion to quickly adapt to changes and build plans to help business growth. I am excited to see the impact he will drive forward for our customers and for Puppet.”

Heywood’s appointment follows strong company momentum, with Puppet expanding across the Global 500 to new teams and departments, through new products (Puppet Remediate), new capabilities (Impact Analysis with Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise), and the need and want for enterprises to standardize their entire infrastructure lifecycle on the Puppet platform. Puppet also announced its participation in Pledge 1% at the beginning of this year to further its global philanthropy commitment and the appointment of Susan Nash to the Board of Directors.

“Infrastructure automation is a mission-critical pillar of the modern enterprise and the opportunity for Puppet to address the key requirements and the needs of operations, DevOps, networking and security teams is greater than ever,” stated Paul Heywood, CRO, Puppet. “I am delighted to be playing a critical role in further expanding the footprint and adoption of Puppet solutions and proud to be working for a company powering digital transformation for some of the largest businesses in the world.”

Previous to Puppet, Paul was the VP of Worldwide Sales and Business Strategy at Oracle under their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Group. As a part of the leadership team at Dyn, Paul was able to create an exponential period of growth leading up to a significant acquisition by Oracle – prior to this acquisition, Dyn powered up to 20% of the global internet. Paul sits on the boards of both DevOpsGroup and York IE.