Bob Lyons appointed CEO at Limelight following retirement of Bob Lento
Limelight Networks has announced the appointment of Bob Lyons as president and chief executive officer, effective from 1 February 2021.
The new appointment comes after Bob Lento, president, chief executive officer and director at Limelight since 2012, announced his retirement in January.
Previously chief executive officer at Alert Logic, Lyons is a proven technology executive with a track record of successfully scaling businesses and creating enterprise value through strategic revitalisation, improved profitability and revenue growth.
At Alert Logic, he led the company through a multi-year strategic reposition that resulted in becoming a global leader in cybersecurity, specifically in managed threat detection and response. Prior to Alert Logic, Lyons held executive positions at Connexions Loyalty/Affinion Group, Ascend Learning and Stream Global Services.
Lyons commented: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to join Limelight at a time of unprecedented opportunity. The digital transformation is creating new challenges and big opportunities alike. Limelight’s ability to leverage content, compute and cybersecurity capabilities at the edge enables us to create a distinctive digital experience and we are uniquely qualified to deliver strategic edge business solutions. I look forward to expanding on Limelight’s strong CDN heritage to build an edge-based solutions company that accelerates growth and profitability.”
Walt Amaral, chair of the Limelight Networks board of directors, added: “We are excited to welcome Bob Lyons as we believe he is uniquely qualified to lead Limelight into its next phase of accelerated growth, profitability and innovation. His passion for the customer and demonstrated track record of building high performing, innovative organisations align very well with our strategic objective to build on our current strengths and become a leader in delivering edge-based solutions.
“We are grateful for Bob Lento’s leadership and the many heights reached during his tenure. His success in rebuilding the company, outstanding customer relationships and creating a dynamic, high performance culture are some of his most notable accomplishments.”
Lento concluded: “It has been a great privilege to lead Limelight and be a part of this amazing company for eight years. I am enormously proud of what we accomplished and believe Bob Lyons is an excellent choice to lead Limelight in its next phase. He is a seasoned leader with deep experience in scaling technology businesses and creating shareholder value. Most importantly, his core values strongly align with the Limelight culture to allow for a smooth transition and ability to quickly have an impact.”