27 Apr:GitHub, the popular open source software platform owned by Microsoft, announced the appointment of Kyle Daigle as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) on Thursday. Daigle's appointment marks the first time the company has had a COO since 2021.
As COO, Daigle will be responsible for overseeing GitHub's day-to-day operations, as well as its strategic planning and execution. He will report directly to GitHub's CEO, Nat Friedman.
Daigle brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as GitHub's Vice President of Engineering. During his tenure in that position, he led the company's efforts to improve its platform's reliability, scalability, and performance.
In a statement announcing Daigle's appointment, Friedman said, "Kyle has been an invaluable member of the GitHub team, and I'm thrilled to have him take on this new role. His leadership and expertise will be critical as we continue to grow and expand our platform to meet the needs of our users."
Daigle, for his part, said he was excited to take on the new challenge. "GitHub has always been a special place for me, and I'm honored to be given the opportunity to help lead the company into its next chapter," he said.
GitHub has seen significant growth and success in recent years, with its platform now being used by more than 72 million developers worldwide. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2018 for $7.5 billion, and since then has continued to operate as an independent subsidiary.
With Daigle now in place as COO, GitHub appears poised to continue its growth trajectory and maintain its position as a leading platform for open source software development.