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DocuSign announces Blake Grayson as incoming Chief Financial Officer

Experienced leader from Amazon & The Trade Desk to round out DocuSign's executive team 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- DocuSign (NASDAQ:DOCU) today announced the appointment of Blake Grayson as Chief Financial Officer. Blake will succeed Cynthia Gaylor, who as we previously announced will remain as DocuSign's CFO through the release of the company's Q1 earnings.

Experienced leader from Amazon and The Trade Desk to round out DocuSign's executive team as CFO

"The leadership team and I are thrilled to partner with Blake to continue to build DocuSign," said Allan Thygesen, Chief Executive Officer, DocuSign. "He has exceptional intellect and agility, demonstrated CFO leadership of a high growth, category-leading public software company, and deep operational and finance experience from one of the world's most innovative companies. Blake will help us unlock both growth and operational efficiency."

In addition to leading DocuSign's global finance teams, Blake will focus on ensuring DocuSign delivers against its operating plan, identifying and executing on opportunities for improved monetization and efficiency, and driving the company's strategic roadmap.

"DocuSign changed the way millions of businesses operate by providing a secure, reliable, and seamless way to manage documents," said Blake Grayson. "Allan and the rest of the executive team have laid the foundation for growth and have a well-defined strategy in place. I'm looking forward to helping lead the company as it enters its next chapter."

Most recently, Blake served as the CFO of The Trade Desk leading the company's overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, analysis, investor relations, corporate development, facilities, and financial operations. Prior to becoming CFO of The Trade Desk in 2019, Blake served in various finance leadership roles at Amazon for over a decade.

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