Fastly, Inc., provider of a global edge cloud platform, announced the appointment of Ronald W. “Ron” Kisling as Chief Financial Officer. Kisling will succeed Adriel Lares, who, as announced on May 5, 2021, will officially step down from the CFO position after five years of service. Kisling is expected to join Fastly in August, following a transition period from his current role.
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“Ron’s expertise in leading sophisticated finance organizations in high-growth environments will make an immediate, positive impact on Fastly as we continue to grow and scale our business,” said Joshua Bixby, CEO of Fastly. “Ron played a key role in building out Fitbit’s financial leadership function to support public company rigor. I am confident Ron will bring the same strong leadership principles to Fastly as an excellent addition to the executive team.”
“Fastly’s reputation as a market-leading edge cloud provider positions the company to capitalize on new and growing market opportunities stemming from the recent boom in digital transformation,” said Kisling. “I look forward to working with the entire Fastly team to build on their momentum and strong business fundamentals.”
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Kisling joins Fastly from Google, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of Fitbit. Kisling joined Fitbit in September 2014 and served as Chief Accounting Officer until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. Kisling has held Chief Financial Officer positions at numerous other technology companies, including Nanometrics Incorporated, PGP Corporation, Portal Software, Inc., Saba Software, Inc., and SPL WorldGroup, Inc. A seasoned finance expert, he brings extensive public company financial management and governance experience.