DocuSign appoints new CEO

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DocuSign has appointed Daniel Springer as CEO of the software company to help the company grow faster than its competitors.

The ex-Responsys CEO and chairman will need to use his expertise scaling both start-ups and established businesses as he seeks to strengthen the company's prominence in the SaaS market.

“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," Springer said.

"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.”

Springer has spent 25 years in leadership positions at several successful SaaS businesses including his role at Responsys, which led to its sale to Oracle in 2014. Before this, he served as managing director of Modem Media, CEO at Telleo, CMO at NextCard and a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

"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 at 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."

Clare Hopping
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Clare is the founder of Blue Cactus Digital, a digital marketing company that helps ethical and sustainability-focused businesses grow their customer base.

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