Section has announced the appointment of Andy Piggott as its Chief Product Officer (CPO), overseeing development of the industry’s only dynamic, distributed global compute platform for cloud-native applications. With more than two decades of experience building internet-scale businesses, Piggott is leading Section’s product strategy and development as it continues to automate and modernize application hosting.
“The deployment of application workloads has been converging in hyperscale datacenters for years. Developers today are realizing the needs and benefits of deploying workloads within milliseconds of end users and Section is enabling them to quickly and easily deploy their workloads globally using standard developer tools,” said Stewart McGrath, CEO and co-founder of Section. “We’re thrilled to have Andy join the team to help drive product innovation that optimizes and simplifies distributed application hosting for developers.”
An expert in Product Led Growth for Anything as a Service (XaaS) companies, Piggott is skilled in working with customers to create exceptional product experiences. As Section moves into the next phase of its development and growth, he will be instrumental in driving customer-led innovation for the Section platform as it revolutionizes how applications are deployed.
“Organizations with modern, containerized application workloads shouldn’t have to roll the dice on hosting locations or self-manage multi-cluster or multi-cloud deployments,” notes Piggott. “Section is delivering on the true promise of cloud-native computing with its dynamic and intelligently optimized global platform for application delivery, and I look forward to continuing to improve that experience for the DevOps community.”
Piggott most recently served as Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Minim and previously held leadership roles across Marketing and User Experience at Dyn (acquired by Oracle). After earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science and software engineering, Piggott began his career as a software developer and since then has successfully led organizations of varying sizes and scale across a variety of emerging industries.