AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 9, 2020 — WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the appointment of Ramadass Prabhakar as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Global Engineering overseeing its global engineering team. Prabhakar will report to Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer.
Prabhakar brings more than 20 years’ experience from companies like Adobe, Magento and Bazaarvoice, leading multiple, cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams that have excelled at delivering sustained innovation and growth, and launching products that delight users and enjoy broad user adoption. At WP Engine, Prabhakar will scale the company’s engineering team as it builds upon WP Engine’s enterprise-grade architecture to deliver unparalleled speed, scalability, security and best-of-breed technology integrations trusted by more than 100,000 agencies and brands.
“We’re excited to welcome Ramadass to WP Engine,” said Heather Brunner. “His experience working with open-source software and growing global technology teams will help us evolve our category-defining platform-as-a-service to the world’s best agencies and brands using WordPress.”
Prior to WP Engine, Prabhakar was the senior director of engineering at Adobe Commerce where he led the engineering team focused on making every moment personal and every experience shoppable. Prior to Adobe, he was the vice president of worldwide engineering and technology at Magento Commerce, leading a global team of over 200 engineers building the world’s best commerce platform. He also held engineering leadership roles at Bazaarvoice, LexisNexis and Juris. Prabhakar holds a Master of Science degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
“WP Engine has a reputation for being a WordPress market leader and I’m thrilled to be able to apply my energy and experience to accelerate our customer-inspired product innovation,” said Ramadass Prabhakar. “I’m also excited to continue to grow our talented team and look forward to advancing our digital experience platform while strengthening our impact on the WordPress community and ecosystem.”
Prabhakar’s appointment follows WP Engine’s recent inclusion in nine Great Places to Work (GPTW) awards globally and counting, including GPTW in Technology, GPTW in the UK, GPTW in Ireland, GPTW for Women, and GPTW Leadership for All. WP Engine aspires to be a Workplace of Choice known for fostering a flexible, empowering, and inclusive environment for all. As the WordPress technology company, WP Engine is the catalyst for bringing its customers’ imagination, skills, and business to life.
About WP Engine:
The WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 100,000 companies across 150 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences.