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Varnish Software names Borg as new CEO

December 4, 2023

Varnish Software, a specialist in caching, streaming, and content delivery software solutions, has announced the appointment of Fredrik Borg as its new Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Borg will build upon Varnish Software’s latest achievements while driving continued expansion across the global content delivery market.

Borg has driven growth and innovation in the telecoms industry for more than 15 years. Notably, at the large Nordic telecom infrastructure provider, Global Connect, Borg led a pivotal scale up effort. Guiding a team of more than 550 professionals over four years, he tripled revenues, quadrupled earnings, and spearheaded one of the top five largest total infrastructure projects in the Nordics. He was also instrumental at the multinational telecom firm, Telenor, where he led its operations for mobile networks, broadband and TV.

As CEO, Borg succeeds Lars Larsson, who led Varnish Software for over 10 years and transformed the company from a project at Redpill Linpro, founded on a strong open-source community, to a globally utilised enterprise software platform relied upon by a number top brands. Today, Varnish’s customers include Hulu, Emirates, Tesla, Sky, Migros, CBC, Future and more.

“I am very excited to join Varnish Software and am deeply impressed with what Lars and the team have achieved so far,” said Borg. “Given the unique position that Varnish fills as a leader in caching and content delivery, I am convinced we will continue to grow the business profitably. More importantly, we will continue to focus on listening closely to our customers and evolving to meet their diverse needs.”

“I am thrilled to see Fredrik joining Varnish Software and believe he is the ideal choice to take the company forward,” commented Larsson. “Under his leadership, Varnish is set to become a leader in the emerging content delivery and edge compute sector.”

Borg will collaborate closely with Larsson, who will transition to a new role with Varnish Software focused on customer acquisition and strategic partnerships, vital for its ongoing expansion. Larsson will also be pivotal in new ventures anticipated to launch in 2024 that will innovate and help transform content delivery.

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