Docker rounds out management team with new CFO

New Docker CFO Mike Gupta hails from Twitter, but his resume also includes various roles at Yahoo and Zynga.

Docker has hired former Twitter finance chief Mike Gupta to be its next CFO, the company announced on Tuesday.

Gupta has an extensive resume in the technology space, including various roles at Twitter, Zynga and Yahoo. In Tuesday's announcement Docker highlighted how Gupta's experience with scaling high-growth companies "will serve Docker as it ascends into the next phase of its rapid development."

Docker's former CFO Eric Bardin is now the SVP of finance and business operations, where he will focus on tasks like financial planning and mergers and acquisitions.

The leadership change comes at a pivotal time for the startup. Docker makes the most popular technology for automating the creation and deployment of apps in containers -- sort of a trimmed down form of virtualization -- and it has been growing fast.

In April the company closed a $95 million series D round, bringing its financing total to $162 million and spiking its valuation above $1 billion. Docker containers are now being used used at organizations such as the BBC, Gilt, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, ING, Spotify and Yelp.

With that level of growth and general industry enthusiasm, many expect to see a Docker IPO sometime in the not-too-distant future. Gupta's appointment certainly adds fuel to the speculation, as he was Twitter's CFO during the company's initial public offering in 2013.


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