UiPath has lured Google Cloud’s second-in-command, Robert Enslin, to help lead the enterprise automation software company as its new co-CEO, effective May 16.
Eslin, a 30-year enterprise software veteran, will work alongside UiPath founder and current CEO Daniel Dines. In the split leadership role, Eslin will use his vast experience to primarily focus on scaling the company’s operations, leaving Dines more time to focus on company culture and long-term growth planning.
“I’m bringing Rob on as my partner as we focus on growth at scale and building a company that reimagines how business is done,” Dines explained in the company’s press release. “Rob brings the right balance of experience and skills to scale our operations, allowing me to focus on our company culture, vision, and product innovation, areas I am passionate about—and that bring considerable value to our employees and customers.”
Enslin most recently served as President of Cloud Sales at Google Cloud, where he tripled the size of its sales organization. Before joining Google in 2019, he spent 27 years in sales and operations roles at SAP, including President of the company’s Cloud Business Group.
“I have long been a fan of UiPath and the meaningful value the Company creates for its customers and partners through its end-to-end automation platform,” Enslin said. “I firmly believe that there’s a huge opportunity to reinvent how business is done and that digital technology should be at the center of the new way of working. I’m committed to helping UiPath build on its momentum as we look ahead to the Company’s next phase of growth.”
Dines’ decision to cede control of day-to-day operations to an experienced operator to focus on long-term strategy and culture-building signals a shift into a new era for UiPath. Eslin’s experience will be a boon for UiPath, which is on track to surpass $1 billion in revenue and annual recurring revenue (ARR) in its fiscal year ending January 31, 2023. Last quarter, the company achieved a record net new ARR of $107 million, up 72% year-over-year.