Paul Heywood


Paul currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer of Puppet, but he’s held a plethora of other global leadership roles and has led teams specialising in scaling markets and revenue.

9Publications written

5Years with DevOpsGroup

1Current board & advisor roles

About Paul

Before joining Puppet, Paul was vice president of worldwide sales and business strategy at Oracle, after being vice president and managing director for the EMEA and APAC regions of internet intelligence giant Dyn. After joining Dyn in 2013, he played an instrumental role in scaling the business and helping it to exit successfully. The seasoned executive has also had stints at Claranet Ltd, Griffin Internet and the University of South Wales.

Paul has developed a deep understanding of Internet infrastructure, SaaS, cloud computing and IT managed service providers over the years – and is an active angel investor and business mentor. He advises organisations on funding, effective go-to-market strategies, product strategy, corporate governance, and new market entry.

As an influential thought leader in the technology space, Paul has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Tech Radar Pro, InfoSecurity and The Wall Street Journal; spoken at conferences like IPEXPO, The Next Web and DMEXCO; and appeared on TV programmes such as ITV News and BBC World News.

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Current Location?

London, England

Studied at?

University of Wales

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What one book should everyone read?

The Phoenix Project

Read Paul's favourite blogs

The DevOps practices you need to implement in 2019

As 2018 ends, our experts talk about the things they’ve learnt throughout the year and the DevOps trends to look out for in 2019.

Simplifying your options for Cloud Migration

Undergoing a cloud transformation? We’ve come up with three approaches to cloud migration, in this blog, simplifying your options.

5 DevOps Cultural Challenges Infographic

When it comes to digital transformation, it is often said that people and culture determine its success- not technology.