Stellar hires longtime Mozilla Chief Operating Officer as its new CEO

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  • Dixon will join the company as the new CEO on May 1.
  • The incumbent CEO and founder, Jed McCaleb, will move on to the role of Chief Architect.

Longtime Mozilla Chief Operating Officer Denelle Dixon will join Stellar as its new CEO on May. She will be succeeding Stellar founder Jed McCaleb. McCaleb will now move on to the role of Chief Architect, in which he’ll focus on protocol growth and adoption strategies. 

In a post titled “Why I’m Joining Stellar” Dixon stated:

“I know that I am at my very best when my work has a purpose, and when I’m pushing for change. And that’s why, on May 1, I am joining the Stellar Development Foundation as the Executive Director and CEO….Throughout my professional career I’ve seen that when an organization embraces openness, attends to the community, and owns a mission, it inspires innovation and harnesses constituency power. I’m extremely excited to bring all I’ve learned to Stellar and to the Stellar Development Foundation.”

Jed McCaleb was extremely excited to have Dixon on board. He said: 

“We’re thrilled to have Denelle lead the Stellar Development Foundation through its next phase of growth. Denelle’s long experience leading operations and business at Mozilla, as well as her work on the policy side, with advocacy around Open Internet and encryption and privacy, will be indispensable to SDF in the coming years.”

 

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