Freshworks Names Dennis Woodside as CEO, Girish Mathrubootham Becomes Executive Chairman

Dennis Woodside takes the helm as CEO of Freshworks, with founder Girish Mathrubootham transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman.

  • Dennis Woodside takes the helm as CEO of Freshworks, with founder Girish Mathrubootham transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman.
  • The leadership change follows Freshworks’ solid Q1 performance, reporting a 20% increase in revenue and improving profitability.
  • The company also provides guidance for 2024, aiming for revenue growth despite challenges in the SaaS industry.

Freshworks, a prominent player in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry, has appointed Dennis Woodside as its new CEO, while founder Girish Mathrubootham assumes the role of Executive Chairman. This strategic move reflects Freshworks’ commitment to evolving leadership amidst its continued growth trajectory. Woodside, who joined as President in 2022, brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles, including stints at Impossible Foods and Dropbox.

Despite the leadership transition, Freshworks has demonstrated strong performance in Q1, reporting a 20% increase in consolidated revenue and notable improvements in profitability. Mathrubootham emphasizes the company’s dedication to AI innovation and product excellence, aiming to expand its customer base and portfolio adoption. Additionally, Freshworks remains focused on achieving its 2024 full-year revenue guidance, despite challenges posed by macroeconomic conditions and inflation rates impacting the SaaS industry.