From left, GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and future GitHub CEO Nat Friedman at GitHub headquarters in San Francisco.
Microsoft stated Wednesday that Nat Friedman, CEO of the corporate’s GitHub subsidiary that gives software program for storing supply code, is stepping down. Thomas Dohmke, GitHub’s product chief will exchange him.
The announcement comes weeks after certainly one of GitHub’s most outstanding rivals, GitLab, went public on the Nasdaq. Following the debut, GitLab was price $16.5 billion, two occasions what Microsoft paid for GitHub in 2018.
“As Chief Product Officer, I am happy with the work our groups have executed to carry new capabilities to GitHub Codespaces, Points, Copilot, and most of the 20,000 enhancements that we shipped final 12 months. Collectively, we have constructed a roadmap that may remodel the developer expertise for open supply maintainers and enterprises utilizing GitHub for years to come back,” Dohmke wrote in a weblog put up.
Dohmke takes over for Friedman on Nov. 15.
Friedman had been co-founder and CEO of Xamarin, a start-up that constructed cross-platform cellular improvement instruments. Microsoft acquired Xamarin in 2016 and made Friedman a company vice chairman for developer providers. Then in 2018, after Microsoft closed the GitHub acquisition, it tapped Friedman to run the subsidiary. His appointment got here months after co-founder Chris Wanstrath stepped down as CEO.
Dohmke was co-founder and CEO of app-testing software program start-up HockeyApp, which Microsoft acquired in 2014. He joined GitHub on the time Microsoft closed the GitHub acquisition in 2018.
Since then, Friedman has reported to Scott Guthrie, government vice chairman for Microsoft’s cloud and synthetic intelligence group. As soon as Dohmke takes over at GitHub, he’ll report back to Julia Liuson, a 29-year Microsoft veteran who’s turning into president of Microsoft’s developer division.
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