As of 1 December 2019, Renato Profico will take over as the new CEO of Doodle, Tamedia announced. Gabriele Ottino, the current CEO, has decided to leave the company.
According to Tamedia, Gabriele Ottino has successfully driven the growth of paid premium services for business customers, during his 3-year tenure as the CEO.
Renato Profico, the new CEO, has 20 years experience in B2B sales and business development. Most recently he held various management positions at JobCloud over a period of 11 years. For four years he headed the leading job platform network in Switzerland as CEO.
Doodle has over 30 million MAUs (Monthly Active Users) internationally.
“Doodle has rapidly changed from a private scheduler with a worldwide user base of nearly 200 million to an efficient business tool for professional users. On behalf of Tamedia and the Board of Directors of Doodle I would like to thank Gabriele Ottino for his outstanding contribution over the last three years. He achieved the successful international expansion of the organisation and tripled last year’s subscription sales by offering significantly improved premium services. He also established the foundation for further expansion with the acquisition of the first set of large corporate customers. We are planning to take the next important step in the company’s development with Renato Profico and continue establishing Doodle in the USA and in other markets with high growth potential and further enhance the product services,” said Samuel Hügli, Member of Tamedia’s Management Board and Head of the Technology & Ventures Division as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doodle.