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New CTO Solidifies npm, Inc.’s Enterprise and Open Source Capabilities

May 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2019--

npm, Inc., the company that delivers JavaScript to the world, today announced the appointment of Ahmad Nassri as Chief Technology Officer. Nassri brings a powerful combination of enterprise engineering management and significant open source community experience ideally suited to help scale the npm business.

Nassri will align npm’s efforts to drive the company’s accelerating growth, leading a cross-functional organization in engineering, security, product and support with 35 members spanning the globe. He will work closely with Isaac Schlueter, npm’s co-founder and new Chief of Open Technologies, to fully integrate the company’s continuing efforts to bring value to npm’s global community.

“npm, Inc. has become an invaluable resource for JavaScript developers around the world, and in every industry—from mass media to financial services,” said Nassri. “I’m thrilled to join the company at such an exciting time, expanding our investment in tools and best practices that ensure the continued growth of enterprise and open source communities alike.”

Nassri is a leading expert in the development and delivery of globally-scaled software projects. Prior to npm, Nassri served as chief architect for TELUS Digital, where he led hundreds of developers in building digital software platforms and telecom products that scale to support millions of customers. Nassri joined TELUS from Kong Inc. where he was vice president of engineering leading an international team focused on powering API-driven software through open-source technology.

“I’m excited to focus on engaging with our open source community more fully moving forward,” said Schlueter. “Ahmad’s background and expertise will make a significant impact on our ability to perform in the market, more tightly linking what’s happening in the community with what’s happening in the enterprise—and better serving the needs of JavaScript developers everywhere.”

Among his many roles in the open source community, Nassri currently leads the Enterprise Focus Group of the Node.js Foundation, whose purpose is to gather feedback and insights on challenges faced by closed-source projects that use Node.js within the context of large businesses.

Nassri is also an active developer, founder of NodeDay Canada, start-up mentor, blogger, podcast host of Hacker Bio, and founder of TechMasters, an online technical community with over 8,100 members where technologists, founders, developers, administrators, learners, and other technology leaders come together to help and teach one another in a friendly and informative environment.

“The addition of Ahmad to the team could not be better timed,” said Bryan Bogensberger, npm’s CEO. “The scaling that npm is now doing—both in its open source tools and services, and in building the enterprise business—requires exactly the expertise that Ahmad brings with him.”

Companies interested in exploring how to professionalize JavaScript development and become more efficient and secure can learn more at https://www.npmjs.com.

Individuals interested in learning more about and contributing to open-source npm projects may learn more at https://npm.community.

Open employment opportunities at npm, Inc. are available at https://www.npmjs.com/jobs.

About npm, Inc.

npm, Inc., founded in Oakland, California, in 2014 by Isaac Z. Schlueter and Laurie Voss, maintains the npm package manager for JavaScript and operates the world’s largest software registry. Created in 2009 as an open-source package manager for Node.js, npm has been embraced by millions of developers worldwide for client- and server-side applications as diverse as IoT, mobile development, financial services and aerospace. More than 150,000 companies, including BBC, Coinbase, eBay, Electronic Arts, Nvidia and Slack rely on npm’s products and services to reduce developer friction and build amazing things.

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