Zenlayer hires former Gartner VP, David Xie as CPO

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Mumbai: Zenlayer appointed former Gartner Digital Product Leader, David Xie as the company’s new CPO (Chief Product Officer).

In the role of CPO, Xie will lead the company’s product management and development (PMD) organisation. This unit consists of product management, research and development, product operations and marketing, and partnerships.

As the CPO, Xie will lead the team to create and iterate solutions for enterprises. And also build a world-class product management organisation at Zenlayer.

He will focus on innovating Zenlayer’s Edge Cloud product and services. These include Cloud Networking, Global Intelligent Accelerator (GIA), Content Delivery Network (CDN), Bare Metal Cloud and Edge Cloud Data Center Services.

“David is an excellent product leader for Zenlayer,” said Joe Zhu, CEO – Zenlayer.

“He has a deep understanding of industries and enterprise technology, with over 20 years’ expertise in product innovation and growth. I am confident that David’s strong leadership and knowledge will take Zenlayer’s cloud products and services to the next level,” added Zhu.

“Zenlayer has served enterprises across industries to improve their users’ digital experience. I’m excited to help Zenlayer deliver stronger value to billions of users and generate 10X return for our customers for their payment,” said David Xie.

“Innovation and transformation are the ethos of our business. We are excited to have an industry leader like David join us at Zenlayer. He brings a high level of experience that can immensely support the business in achieving newer heights globally,” said Amit Singh, Managing Director – Zenlayer India.

Before joining Zenlayer, Xie was Group VP – Digital Products Gartner, where, he held multiple leadership roles. He was responsible for product management, corporate strategy, data science, sales enablement and digital transformation.

Prior to Gartner, Xie worked as Management Consultant at McKinsey. He was also an IT Architect at Openwave and even founded a few startups.

Xie holds an M.B.A. from the Cornell University Johnson Business School. He has a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. And also a bachelors degree in Electronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

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