Establishing a Foundation to Scale – Scaling Success Podcast
In his latest episode of Scaling Success, Sean Cantwell welcomes JD Sherman, CEO of Dashlane, formerly President and COO of HubSpot, to talk about setting a strong foundation to scale. Pulling from his experience at IBM, Akamai, HubSpot, and Dashlane, JD discusses what he’s learned about scaling, growing fast, and the key foundational elements to consider along the way.
JD Sherman is the Chief Executive Officer of Dashlane, where he leads a 300+ global team across New York, Paris, and Lisbon, supporting Dashlane’s continued commitment to building the best password management service for both businesses and consumers. Prior to joining Dashlane in early 2021, JD served as President and Chief Operating Officer of HubSpot, where he worked from 2012 until July of 2020. JD helped to lead the company through its IPO in October of 2014 as well as its post-IPO growth, reaching almost 4,000 employees worldwide and $900 million of revenue. Prior to HubSpot, JD spent six years as Akamai’s Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for finance, strategic planning, and corporate development. During his tenure, Akamai grew from over $200 million to $1.2 billion in revenue, with over 2,000 employees globally, and was added to the S&P500 index. JD also served as the Chief Financial Executive of IBM’s $21 billion Systems and Technology Group. During his 15-year career at IBM, JD held a number of senior executive positions in finance. JD currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citrix. He served on the Board of Fiserv from 2015 to 2019, as well as the Boards of Cypress Semiconductor from 2010 to 2015; 3Com from 2008 to 2009; and AMI Semiconductor from 2007 to 2008. He holds a BA in Economics from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.