Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the platform for Brand Verified Answers in search, has appointed Deepika Rayala as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Drawing on 20+ years of IT experience, Deepika will spearhead Yext’s global IT organization, driving the enterprise applications and analytics, infrastructure, and operations roadmap that enable Yext to deliver its platform to businesses around the world.
“For two decades, Deepika’s passion for making IT a strategic asset for companies has defined her exceptional work at Apttus, Broadcom, and beyond,” said Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer of Yext. “We are so excited to announce that Deepika will be bringing her experience and leadership to Yext’s team as our new CIO, delivering innovative IT solutions that will advance us in our mission to deliver perfect answers everywhere.”
“It is such an exciting time to join Yext as it disrupts the search world with brand-verified answers and expands globally,” said Deepika Rayala. “I am looking forward to working with Yext’s executive team and a remarkable IT team to deliver the right balance of optimal and innovative solutions, with the goal of enabling operational efficiencies and increasing customer and employee satisfaction.”
Prior to joining Yext, Deepika drove IT application delivery as the Vice President of Enterprise Applications and PMO at Apttus. Prior to Apttus, she led and worked on large IT transformation programs at Broadcom and Genentech, executing strategies to modernize and align the IT application landscape with the companies’ business goals.
Deepika holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School, Australia.