Jay Larson

After spending 30 years in the software industry, Jay joined Optimizely as CEO in 2017 to accelerate the growth in the business by leveraging our industry-leading experimentation platform. Jay has a track record for scaling operations for world-class companies, such as Success Factors, Oracle, and Mercury Interactive.

Blog Posts by Jay Larson

September 03, 2020

The next phase of our journey starts today

It’s no surprise to our team that digital-first companies continue to disrupt traditional markets, create new segments, and innovate faster than their peers—even in today’s unprecedented business environment.
June 04, 2020

Listening and Learning Now, and for Our Future

This is an unusual message for me to write. Business leaders are most often advised to stay away from certain topics. Conventional wisdom has always been: Don’t talk about politics, race, religion, or gender. These are “third rail” topics, as no matter what you say, it’s never enough or never the right balance. Some people
April 06, 2020

Supporting Nonprofits During COVID-19

Times are drastically changing. As the tragic toll of COVID-19 grows daily, the pandemic is upending how people live and work around the world. At Optimizely, our hearts go out to all those who have fallen ill to the virus and to their families, and to the brave healthcare workers on the front lines. Our