Wipro subsidiary Topcoder appoints Doug Hanson as CEO


Wipro said that its subsidiary Topcoder, a talent network and crowdsourcing platform, has appointed Oregon-based Doug Hanson as its CEO.

Topcoder is an open talent platform for developers, data scientists, designers, and QA enthusiasts. It was acquired by Wipro in 2016.

According to Wipro, Doug Hanson will be responsible for the success of Topcoder and its partners and customers.

Subha Tatavarti — Chief Technology Officer of Wipro said: “Topcoder helps our customers address one of today’s most pronounced business challenges: access to skilled technology talent.

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“Through Topcoder’s talent cloud platform, we empower customers to tap into a highly qualified global community of developers, designers and engineers who can innovate and deliver solutions at an accelerated pace.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doug to the Wipro family. Under his leadership, Topcoder will become even more integral to our value proposition and help us advance our promise of delivering on our customers’ boldest ambitions.”

Wipro subsidiary Topcoder appoints Doug Hanson as CEO

Wipro subsidiary Topcoder appoints Doug Hanson as CEO. Photo courtesy of Rameshng/Wikimedia Commons.

Doug Hanson is said to offer 25 years of leadership in quickly scaling marketplace businesses and his experience in sales, product, marketing, and operations will be highly important to the next phase of Topcoder’s growth, said Wipro.

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Before joining Topcoder, Doug Hanson was the chief operating officer for 6 Degrees Health. He had also held leadership roles in the past at GrubHub, Amazon, Vivid Seats, and Microsoft as well.

Doug Hanson — CEO of Topcoder said: “When you bring a crowd of brilliant minds together, they can solve anything. Topcoder’s crowdsourced challenge model is the standard for producing high-quality, timely outcomes.

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“I’m excited and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with our customers, incredible staff, and talented community.”

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