Founded in 1999 by Simon Galbraith and Neil Davidson, Redgate now employs 400 people and has offices in the US, Germany and Australia as well as the UK. Its software helps companies and IT professionals introduce DevOps to database development and is used by more than 200,000 customers, including 91% of companies in the Fortune 100.
Simon and Neil were joint CEOs until Neil’s departure in 2012. Simon has been the sole CEO for the past nine years.
He’s delighted by the new appointment: “It’s been a tremendous honour and privilege to have been on the 22-year journey, growing the company from two people in a spare room to one of the most successful software companies in the United Kingdom, and to have done so purely through organic growth. I’ve spent the last year making sure we have the right leadership in place for the company and am delighted to have persuaded Jakub Lamik to take on the job. Jakub has the intellect, experience and determination to take the company to great places. I’m really excited for the future of Redgate and will remain the company’s biggest cheerleader.”
Simon will remain on Redgate’s board as the majority shareholder, and will maintain a strong interest in the company’s progress.
Jakub Lamik started his career as a software engineer and entrepreneur. He worked for a number of prestigious companies and after completing his MBA at Cambridge he joined ARM, where he held various executive positions, most recently as Vice President of Product. Jakub has an impressive track record of leading strong and engaged teams to accelerate and enhance product development.
Jakub joined Redgate in 2019 and has already made a strong impact on the company’s executive team, board, and strategy.
As he comments: “I am thrilled to become CEO of Redgate at such an exciting time for the company and its customers. Databases are essential in solving complex problems and answering important questions about our world. Redgate has an incredible track record and reputation for helping companies and IT professionals to harness the power – and the increasing growth – of data. We’re perfectly positioned to partner further with our customers and help them balance the demand to deliver software faster with the need to protect and preserve business-critical data, whatever database platform they use. I’m looking forward to working with our talented teams around the world to build on that strong foundation and take Redgate, and our customers, to a new phase.”