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Deputy - Welcoming Our New CEO, Silvija Martincevic

February 8, 2023

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When Steve Shelley and I co-founded Deputy 14 years ago, it was just an idea. We felt the problem of managing, scaling, and growing workforces and had already solved the problem for ourselves, but we wanted to solve it for every entrepreneur. That’s why we called ourselves Deputy – the trusted second-in-charge. From then until 2016, we achieved some early success in proving our product works and securing our first investor. At this time, I became CEO! The company has scaled 20 times since then to bring on 330,000+ global workplaces and 1M+ shift workers worldwide. This wouldn’t have been possible without the trust and support of all of you.

We believe Deputy is destined to make an even greater and more positive impact globally. On that note, I have an important and exciting announcement: Deputy has a new CEO, Silvija Martincevic, effective February 14, 2023.

Silvija has a proven track record and the right experience to grow Deputy while maintaining the culture of the business. She is a builder of companies and has successfully scaled organizations similar in size and scope to Deputy, such as Affirm, where she was most recently the Chief Commercial Officer. With 20+ years under her belt as a dynamic business leader, I’m confident Silvija will lead the company well through its next iteration.

As co-founder, I will serve on the board and work very closely with Silvija and the management team to ensure our products and services continue to be the very best they can be through this transition and beyond. You will soon hear from Silvija on her vision for Deputy now and in the future.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting Deputy with your business and partnership. It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve you.


Ashik Ahmed
​Co-founder, Board Member, Deputy

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