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WP Engine Appoints Ezinne Udezue to Chief Product Officer


WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, announced exciting changes to its executive leadership team. Proven product and innovation leader Ezinne Udezue has been appointed as Chief Product Officer, leading product strategy and management across the company’s WordPress technology brands and developer solutions. Ramadass Prabhakar, who has served as SVP of Global Engineering for the past two years, has been elevated to Chief Technology Officer, leading the company’s engineering and technology focus. Jason Cohen, WP Engine’s founder, has been appointed as the company’s first Chief Innovation Officer, focusing on the intersection of technology innovation and company strategy.

The expansion of executive leadership across WP Engine’s Product & Engineering teams will further fuel the company’s WordPress technology innovation. Following the recent acquisition of Delicious Brains plugins, WP Engine’s growing set of developer solutions, which also includes Local and Genesis, is fast becoming the essential toolkit for building sites with WordPress.

“As we continue to innovate and invest in delivering solutions that fuel digital acceleration for site builders globally, it’s crucial that we have visionary leadership in place with the experience and expertise needed to advance the success of our customers,” said WP Engine Chairwoman and CEO Heather Brunner.

Ezinne Udezue

Ezinne Udezue joins WP Engine with a rich and highly relevant background in executive product and technology leadership, overseeing innovation, growth and platform teams at Procore, Bazaarvoice, Time Inc, Discovery, and T-Mobile USA/Deutsche Telekom. During her career, she has built B2B, B2C and B2B2C solutions working with large scale companies and advising start-ups as they scale-up. Most recently, Ezinne served as VP of Product at Procore Technologies where she has also served as GM for the Owners Market Team, leading investments in scaling the company’s core software platform and ecosystem.

At WP Engine, Ezinne will lead the strategy and development of customer inspired products, with a focus on making WP Engine the ultimate destination for WordPress site builders to accelerate and simplify the complete design-build-power-optimize lifecycle.

“Ezinne is passionate about customer-inspired products and will bring tremendous strategic gravitas to WP Engine,” said Heather Brunner. “With the addition of her role and expertise, we have made a strong investment in our product and innovation leadership and will work hard to strengthen our position as technology leaders and accelerate our future plans.”

“I am thrilled to lead such a talented team working in some of the most influential technology today,” said Ezinne Udezue. “Our masterful product development teams give marketers, developers and builders the tools and environment to create with freedom and without limits.”

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