Freshworks gets former Google, Dropbox executive as president
SAN MATEO: Freshworks Inc, a software company, on Wednesday announced that Dennis Woodside is joining the company’s executive leadership team as president, effective September 1, 2022. Reporting to Freshworks CEO-Founder Girish Mathrubootham in this newly-created role, Woodside will be responsible for leading Freshworks’ global business operations and strategy.
Woodside most recently served as president of Impossible Foods where he oversaw operations, manufacturing, supply chain, sales, marketing, HR and other functions for more than three years. Previously, he was COO of Dropbox where he was responsible for all customer-facing functions and revenue generation for four years, helping the company reach $1 billion in annual revenue.
“I am excited to partner with Dennis and add his experience scaling global operations to our team. His skills will help evolve our business and allow me to focus on our company vision, culture and product innovation,” said Mathrubootham, CEO-chairman of the Freshworks board of directors. Woodside will also join the board of directors.
Woodside held various sales roles at Google over 9 years, from 2003 to 2012, including MD of emerging markets, VP, sales in the UK and president of the Americas, where he oversaw an $18 billion advertising sales business. From May 2012 to April 2014, Woodside served as CEO for Motorola Mobility LLC, reporting directly to Larry Page post the Google acquisition. Woodside currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross. He was previously on the board of ServiceNow from 2018 to 2022.
“I’m drawn to companies taking a fresh approach to big markets. From a decade driving category creation at Google, to the high growth era at Dropbox, and the scale at Impossible Foods, I see Freshworks as a great match for my experience,” said Woodside. “Fast and easy-to-use business software is exactly what companies need today and Freshworks is making it accessible to everyone.”
The company is also affirming its Q3 2022 and fiscal full year 2022 earnings estimates that were previously released on August 2, 2022.