Electronic signature software company
, DocuSign, has announced the appointment of Daniel Springer as its new Chief Executive Officer. Springer was previously the Chairman and CEO at Responsys an email marketing company that was acquired by oracle in 2014.
Springer has more than 25 years of experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and the SaaS industry. In his decade long stint with Responsys
, he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to the leading cross-channel marketing automation platform globally and a publicly traded company.
“DocuSign has delivered tremendous value for hundreds of thousands of companies and millions of consumers around the world by providing them with a faster, easier and more secure set of services for their digital transformation journey,” said Dan Springer, CEO, DocuSign.
“I’m thrilled to join a team of such highly passionate leaders and employees so deeply focused on customer success. I look forward to leading the next chapter of DocuSign innovations to bring even more value to our customers, developers and partners around the world.”
According to speculations, because of his previous experience in taking a private startup public, Springer brings an edge to DocuSign, which is claimed to be planning an IPO. The current CEO, Keith Krach, who had been looking for a replacement for more than a year will continue his role on DocuSign’s board as Chairman.
“After our comprehensive CEO search, I am confident that Dan is the right leader to continue our hyper growth, further strengthen our preeminence in the market, and further inspire the innovative, entrepreneurial, values-based culture of DocuSign,” said Keith Krach, Chairman of the Board, DocuSign.
“Dan brings an exceptional track record of executive leadership, along with deep SaaS expertise and public company experience. As we pursue one of the largest strategic markets in the cloud today, we must continue to sprint this marathon, and I could not be passing the baton to a better person and leader than Dan.”
Springer served as Chairman and CEO of Responsys for a decade during which he transformed the company into an industry leader, drove its initial public offering on NASDAQ, and led its sale to Oracle for $1.6 billion in 2014. During his tenure, Springer was honored as both a Bay Area Most Admired CEO and Best CEO.
Before his outfit at Responsys, Springer served as the Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, CMO at NextCard, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Springer serves or has served as a board member at both public and private companies, including iCIMS, Ansira, YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, and eGroups (Yahoo!).