Nylas Appoints Snyk CEO Peter McKay to its Board of Directors


Peter McKay brings decades of experience and expertise scaling global tech brands to the Nylas board as the company strengthens its position within the API economy

Nylas, the state-of-the-art communications platform giving developers universal access to email, calendar, and contacts providers through a single integration, announced that Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk has joined Nylas’ Board of Directors. The addition of McKay helps Nylas to further position itself for accelerated growth as the API economy continues seeing rapid adoption.

McKay brings decades of executive experience in enterprise software serving as a board member for various technology companies including Veeam Software, NuoDB, Nasuni, and most recently Snyk in addition to being CEO, leading the company to its inclusion in the 2022 Forbes Cloud 100. McKay brings a deep understanding of the developer community to Nylas, along with a proven track record of effectively scaling products, customers, and teams worldwide.

“Hundreds of thousands of developers in more than 40 countries around the world are using Nylas to build innovative software in a fraction of the time. Every day we’re seeing developers and global brands do incredible things with our APIs,” said Gleb Polyakov, Co-Founder & CEO of Nylas. “Peter’s impressive background and deep expertise will be immensely valuable to Nylas as we continue pushing developers and the API economy to new heights.”

Peter’s addition comes at a time of rapid growth and adoption of the API economy. Recent research has shown that companies using APIs saw 12.7% more growth than companies not leveraging APIs. Additionally, Postman’s 2022 State of the API Report showed that 89% of global respondents said that their investments in APIs will increase or stay the same over the next 12 months.

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“Nylas is poised to play a vital role in helping individual developers, as well as global enterprises, build innovative software that can address real-time business needs and power transformative digital experiences,” said Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk. “I am extremely happy to be joining Nylas’ Board of Directors to help the team continue their mission of arming the world’s developers with innovative software to increase their productivity and impact.”

McKay joins an impressive list of notable executives and entrepreneurs who have aligned themselves with Nylas. Stripe Co-Founders John and Patrick Collison, Founder of Nest and Principal at Future Shape Tony Fadell, and Sebastian Siemiatkowski CEO of Klarna, and former Executive Chairman and CEO of Cisco John Chambers have all invested in the company. With a total of $175 million in funding, Nylas has received investments from firms such as Tiger Global, 8VC, ScaleUP Ventures, Citi Ventures, Slack Fund, Owl Rock Capital, a division of Blue Owl, and more.

“As an early investor in Nylas, I have seen the company’s maturation from an early-stage startup into a global organization that has helped developers and companies leverage cutting-edge technology to accomplish extraordinary things,” said Alex Moore, Partner at 8VC and Nylas board member. “I’m incredibly excited to welcome Peter to Nylas’ board and look forward to working with him and the Nylas team as we build towards future growth and long-term success.”

The addition of Peter to its board comes on the heels of Nylas being recognized on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the Inc. 5000 for a third consecutive year, and Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers 2022.

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