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Nylas Welcomes New CFO, CRO, and CISO to Executive Team Amid Rapid Growth

Waifa Chau, Lou Salfi, and David Ting to support pioneering of Productivity Infrastructure market through Nylas’ financial growth, revenue-generating operation, and product innovation

SAN FRANCISCO – May 4, 2021Nylas, a pioneer and leading provider of Productivity Infrastructure solutions for modern software development teams, today announced the appointment of three key executives as the company continues its explosive growth into the new year. The company named Waifa Chau as Chief Financial Officer, Lou Salfi as Chief Revenue Officer, and David Ting as Chief Information Security Officer and senior vice president, engineering. 

“With the number of developers and businesses leveraging our platform rapidly growing, it became imperative that we expand our leadership team to further support our growing market presence, increased adoption, and expansion of our global team,” said Gleb Polyakov, Nylas Co-Founder & CEO. “Along with sharing in our company values and vision of helping developers solve modern software challenges and build productivity; Waifa, Lou, and David bring a wealth of unmatched experience and proven track records to their roles at Nylas.”  

  • Waifa Chau brings more than two decades of industry experience to Nylas from major brands such as Gap, Banana Republic, Walmart, and DocuSign. Most recently he served as CFO at experience marketing platform BirdEye. As Nylas CFO, Chau will be leading the company’s financial strategies, initiatives, performance, and growth.

  • Lou Salfi previously served as Nylas’ Vice President of Revenue. Before joining the company, Salfi was Vice President of Revenue at Cloud Elements which was recently acquired by UiPath and Blazent, acquired by ServiceNow, as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. As CRO of Nylas, he will be responsible for all revenue-related activities, including overseeing revenue-generating organizations such as sales, customer success, and strategic alliances, along with developing and executing the company’s overall growth strategy.

  • David Ting joined Nylas in January 2020 as Vice President of Engineering. In his new role as CISO and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Ting will lead Nylas’ engineering, product, and support organizations and will be responsible for all product development, technical execution, and data security. Prior to joining Nylas, Ting held key executive positions at Flexport, NetEase, and Newscorp and has 6 US patents.

The expansion of Nylas’ executive team follows incredible growth over the past year as the leader in Productivity Infrastructure. Notable achievements include a $25M Series B funding round led by 8VC and Round13 Capital, the acquisition of, new product innovations such as intelligent workflow automations, UI/UX components, on-premise enterprise offerings, and the first-ever program to simplify the Google OAuth verification process and security assessment. The company has also seen rapid domestic and international team growth, with an 89% increase in headcount in the past year alone. 

“When developers have a full suite of modern tools at their fingertips, things like digital transformation, increased productivity, and modern experiences can come to life overnight. It is why Nylas has seen such tremendous adoption and growth over the past year, as more and more companies are seeing the direct connection between investing in their developers and the business results that can come from it,” said Marc Boroditsky, Twilio CRO and Nylas board advisor. “The additions of Waifa, Lou, and David further strengthen Nylas’ leadership allowing them to accelerate their operational efficiencies, product innovation, and market expansion.”

About Nylas

Nylas was founded with a grand vision – to unlock the value trapped in communications data to make it incredibly easy for developers to build software that helps the world communicate and connect better. Our mission is to help companies easily access this data and put it to use quickly in order to inspire innovation, customer engagement, and digital transformation at scale.

Every day, we are giving developers time back by making it simpler to automate repetitive tasks with little to no code. We’ve helped companies save hundreds of thousands of hours in development time and resources, enabling them to think big, innovate, and accelerate their time to market with best-in-class features.

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