SaaS Revolution Show

The role of the CEO in scaling to $250 Million

During SaaStock18, alongside three tracks and a Startup Pitch stage, we ran a podcast studio. During the two days of the conference, Inside Intercom, Nathan Latka, Growth Everywhere, Build by Openview, Open SaaS Mic, The Startup Chat, and 14 Minutes of SaaS all recorded interviews with our speakers, which they will be releasing in the following weeks.

We too recorded three episodes of the SaaS Revolution Show, which we look forward to publishing in the coming weeks.

This week we are bringing you the first of those, a conversation with Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid7. When he joined 10 years ago, the company was just about making $5 million in revenue and employed about 50 people. By the time Corey became the CEO, 5 years later, the revenue was $40 million. In 2015 the company went public. This year it is forecasted to reach $250 million in revenue. When asked how all that came about Corey says it was a lot of people, figuring out a lot of complicated stuff non-stop.

As the CEO, Corey has a clear plan in place how they are going to reach the next important milestones such as $500 million and $1 billion in revenue.

But what is the role of the CEO in such scale, concretely?

Listen on to learn:
  • How Corey views the role of the CEO
  • A key CEO strategy for success
  • One innovation that has really helped Rapid7 scale

Alongside popping at the podcast stage, Corey also sat down for a conversation with David Skok on the Scale stage. You can watch that conversation as well as a 100 other sessions we hosted by getting our SaaStock On Demand pack. You can grab a super early bird ticket for SaaStock19 until November 1st.