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Mark Lorion takes the helm at Tempo

From Team '23

Tempo Team

MARCH 15, 2021 - Mark Lorion has been appointed Tempo’s new chief executive officer and member of its board of directors. An experienced business leader with a strong background of driving SaaS company growth, Mark follows the current acting CEO, Chris Porch. He will assume leadership responsibilities straight away.

“I am excited about Mark joining Tempo,” Ron Nayot, Tempo board chairman commented. “He has spent his career growing and scaling companies that target and support software developers. This deep experience in our market, and his customer-first approach make him an ideal fit with our customers and for our global company culture. Mark joins at a pivotal time, as we’re deepening our portfolio of developer tools and expanding our reach by integrating with more ecosystems.

A wealth of experience

Mark has experience driving revenue growth, launching and bringing new products to market, and scaling operations. Most recently, Mark served as chief operating officer for Digital.ai, a platform combining agile planning, application protection, software testing and delivery, and artificial intelligence. He joined Digital.ai via its acquisition of his former company, Arxan Technologies, a provider of application security solutions, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Previously he was President and General Manager of Apperian, a mobile app management platform. Mark has played crucial roles across these and other companies, focusing on the growth of products made for software development teams. Mark also sits on the board of the Massachusetts Technology and Leadership Council (MassTLC).

“It’s an honor to join and lead this talented and passionate team as Tempo’s CEO,” Mark said. “With more than 20,000 global customers and such remarkable stories of delivering value to our customers, Tempo has become the world’s de facto platform for helping development teams better plan and manage their time. I am committed to keeping our customers at the center of everything we do, and we will continue innovating to make time management an integral and effortless part of how teams work.”

There will be a seamless handover process in the coming months, leaving Tempo primed for growth within and outside of the Atlassian ecosystem. Tempo’s Board offers its sincere thanks to Chris Porch for his dedication and successful service to Tempo, and is pleased to welcome Mark into the role of CEO.