May 4, 2022 INTRODUCING OUR NEW CEO, DOUG HANSON
We are thrilled to announce that Doug Hanson has joined Topcoder as Chief Executive Officer. Doug brings 25 years of leadership and an incredible breadth of experience in rapidly scaling marketplace businesses. Prior to joining Topcoder, Doug served as Chief Operating Officer for 6 Degrees Health, where he led business optimization, sales, and the go-to-market strategy. Before that, Doug held leadership positions at GrubHub, Amazon, Vivid Seats, and Microsoft.
Doug has played pivotal roles throughout his career, including scaling the Amazon grocery business and later launching Prime Now. He built a sales team at GrubHub that drove revenue growth threefold to over a billion dollars. Doug streamlined performance marketing, built the business analytics department, and drove efficiency throughout the services teams, paving Vivid Seat’s rapid growth. While at Microsoft, Doug optimized the hardware business’ worldwide sales planning and product distribution model. We’re excited for Doug to join our team as his extensive experience in sales, marketing, product, and operations is a huge asset to Topcoder.
Doug holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Purdue University and lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two kids.
“Topcoder’s competition model is the standard for producing the highest quality outcomes. When you bring a crowd of brilliant minds together, they can solve anything. I’m excited and feel fortunate to get the opportunity to work with our customers, incredible staff, and talented community.”