Palo Alto, CA — April 5, 2018 — Instart, the company helping thousands of leading brands around the world deliver a faster, safer and more profitable digital experience, today announced the appointment of technology entrepreneur and accomplished executive Mark Templeton as chairman of the board.
As chairman, Templeton will provide leadership to the Board of Directors, management guidance to Instart’s senior executives and help the company to reach its full potential as the leader in digital experience management. Templeton will leverage his extensive private and public company expertise to help Instart extend its leadership positions in employee culture, cutting-edge technology, and delivering world-class service to its global customer base.
“As Instart continues on our record pace of innovation and growth and looks ahead to the next steps on our journey, it was important to me to bring on an experienced public company operator to lead our board,” said Instart founder and CEO Manav Mital. “As the former CEO of Citrix, Mark has years of experience leading a public company and an amazing network of executive contacts across the Global 2000. We are thrilled to have Mark join the Instart team.”
Templeton is the former director, president and CEO of Citrix Systems, the leading software provider for secure delivery of business applications and data. Under his leadership, Citrix grew from startup to global citizen, serving more than 300,000 customers, employing 10,000 professionals, and generating more than $3 billion in annual revenue. Templeton also nurtured a design-centered culture based on the values of respect, integrity and humility, earning Citrix multiple “best places to work” awards.
Today, Templeton serves as board director at Adaptive Insights, Equifax, Arista Networks and Keysight Technologies. He also advises pre-revenue and early-stage startup teams in a variety of technologies.
“Instart has no equal for helping global brands accelerate their revenue growth and delight their customers. Every company needs to master digital experience excellence to drive brand engagement and increase revenue,” said Templeton. “The success of Instart’s customers, plus the quality of the company’s technology, culture, founders, investors, and executives, were critical to my decision to join the board as chairman. I’m excited to work with the board and leadership team to achieve the full potential for all stakeholders.”
Templeton holds a BA in product design from the North Carolina State University College of Design and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He’s an active participant in many community and charitable organizations and has received a number of prestigious leadership awards.
Instart helps thousands of leading brands around the world deliver a faster, safer and more profitable customer experience through its revolutionary digital experience management platform. Instart combines machine learning, application and device awareness, and open APIs with a broad suite of integrated and automated cloud services, including web and mobile application performance optimization, image optimization, digital advertising optimization, web application security, DDOS protection, bot management and security, and content delivery. Using Instart, enterprises can provide ultra-fast, visually immersive, amazingly engaging and highly secure experiences on any device to maximize revenue, deliver superior customer experiences, and gain competitive advantage. Learn more at https://www.instart.com or follow us on Twitter at @Instart.