Sam Lambert Appointed New CEO of PlanetScale

Sam Lambert Appointed New CEO of PlanetScale

Jiten Vaidya
Jiten Vaidya
7/19/20211 min read

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I have made the decision to transition the role of Chief Executive Officer of PlanetScale to Sam Lambert. I will still be deeply involved in the company as the Chief Strategy Officer, and will also continue to serve on the board.

Sam joined PlanetScale as Chief Product Officer nine months ago at a pivotal time for the company, as we began the transition from the hosted Vitess platform that served as our foundation to the developer-experience-focused, limitlessly scalable MySQL database that we launched in May.

Sam has done a tremendous job in hiring a top-notch team, articulating a compelling product vision and executing on product, engineering and marketing. Sam and I have partnered closely in the last few months, and he has strongly exceeded my expectations as a leader at PlanetScale.

I would like to take this opportunity to officially congratulate Sam on his new role. I have every confidence that PlanetScale will continue to thrive under his leadership.

I am as excited today as I was the day we founded PlanetScale three and a half years ago. We have a brilliant team pushing the state of the art of what a developer focussed database can be in the cloud. I look forward eagerly to what we will achieve in the next chapter.


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