Webscale’s Sonal Puri elected Board Director of Magento Association
New director to strengthen global outreach and engagement
SANTA CLARA, CA, July 1, 2022 – Webscale, the fastest, most secure cloud platform for modern commerce, has announced that its founding CEO, Sonal Puri, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Magento Association. She will also continue to serve on the Magento Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee as the new Board Liaison where she was previously Chair of the Committee.
In December 2021, the Magento Association announced its intention to elect three new members to its Board. As per the bylaws of the Magento Association, its Election Committee has to recommend a slate of candidates for any election. However, in response to the community who endorsed a direct election, the Board opted for a hybrid process, where two of the three seats will be filled following a slate process, while the third will follow a direct process. The direct election will fill what is being called an “at-large” seat.
The Magento Association, formed in 2018, is a non-profit that aims to advance and empower its global community and commerce ecosystem through open collaboration, education and training, content development and thought leadership. It has thousands of members from 68 countries representing merchants, agencies, and technology providers, many of whom participated in the election.
At the recently held Magento Association Connect event, it was announced that the globally distributed, paying members of the Magento Association have elected Sonal Puri for the “at large” seat. The slate election process will be held in July/August 2022.
Sonal Puri commented, “I thank the Magento member community for their support, and I look forward to serving the global Magento ecosystem and building greater connections with the ecommerce industry to tackle new challenges on the business and technology fronts.”
Sonal has been a very active member of the global Magento community for almost a decade now, much before the Association took shape. Success in this direct election is a tremendous validation of the confidence the member community has in her passion, commitment and leadership to advance and improve the Magento ecosystem and the ecommerce industry at large. She will serve a two-year term and intends to dedicate significant effort towards addressing the community’s needs.
Webscale is powering modern commerce by layering software for performance, security, availability and compliance, over a distributed global network that leverages the cloud, automation, machine learning, and DevOps protocols to address the needs of growing brands. With use cases across a variety of ecommerce platforms and architectures, Webscale simplifies the deployment and day-to-day management of storefronts, including headless and progressive web application infrastructure, and across any self-hosted or fully hosted commerce cloud. Deployed in multi-cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, Webscale powers Fortune 1000 brands including Dollar General, Unilever, Swarovski, Olympus, Regal Cinemas, and thousands of other B2C, B2B, and B2E ecommerce storefronts across 12 countries. Webscale has offices in Santa Clara, CA, Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX, Bangalore, India, and London, UK.