Docker has announced that former Hortonworks Chief Executive Officer, Rob Bearden will be joining the company as CEO in early June. Steve Singh, Docker's current CEO & Chairman, will continue to serve as Docker's Chairman. According to TechCrunch, Singh "was tired of working 75 hours a week, but he wanted to leave the company in the hands of a capable steward."
In a statement, Singh said: "Over the past few years, Docker has made incredible strides, emerging as the leading container platform provider for customers across the globe, who are digitally transforming their businesses. As we look ahead to the next 10 years of Docker's market opportunity, the board and I wanted to find a leader with world-class experience in building open source technology companies. We found that leader in Rob."
Bearden brings over 20 years of experience in building and scaling world-class software companies, including some of the most commercially successful open source companies such as Hortonworks (merged with Cloudera), SpringSource (acquired by VMware) and JBoss (acquired by Red Hat). In his new role at Docker, Bearden will accelerate Docker's enterprise go-to-market strategy while continuing to fuel innovation in the technologies and products that drive digital transformation in an increasingly hybrid cloud world.