Renato Profico appointed new CEO of Doodle

Zurich, 31 October 2019 – As of 1 December 2019, Renato Profico will take over as the new CEO of Doodle. Gabriele Ottino has decided to leave the company. During his 3-year tenure as the CEO, he has successfully driven the growth of paid premium services for business customers. Over 30 million people are actively using the popular and efficient scheduling tool on a monthly basis, which has achieved significant international growth in recent months with its enhanced premium services. The Board of Directors of Doodle appointed Renato Profico as the new CEO. As an experienced professional in B2B sales and business development, he will be responsible for the continued expansion of the company.


Samuel Hügli, Member of Tamedia’s Management Board and Head of the Technology & Ventures Division as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doodle: “Doodle has rapidly changed from a private scheduler with a worldwide user base of nearly 200 million to an efficient business tool for professional users. On behalf of Tamedia and the Board of Directors of Doodle I would like to thank Gabriele Ottino for his outstanding contribution over the last three years. He achieved the successful international expansion of the organisation and tripled last year’s subscription sales by offering significantly improved premium services. He also established the foundation for further expansion with the acquisition of the first set of large corporate customers. We are planning to take the next important step in the company’s development with Renato Profico and continue establishing Doodle in the USA and in other markets with high growth potential and further enhance the product services.”


Renato Profico is a qualified executive with 20 years of professional experience in digital companies. Most recently he held various management positions at JobCloud over a period of 11 years. For four years he headed the leading job platform network in Switzerland as CEO. In addition to his extensive leadership experience, he is an expert in B2B sales and marketing, business development as well as organisational structure and development.


Simon Marquard, Digital Communication Manager Tamedia

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