SparkPost appoints CEO

SparkPost, the cloud email API service preferred by Internet and technology companies, has announced that Richard Harris has joined SparkPost as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds outgoing CEO Phillip Merrick, the company said .

Merrick is leaving SparkPost to pursue his passion for growing early stage companies.

SparkPost is the world´s #1 email delivery provider. Its customers–including Zillow, Intercom, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Comcast, Oracle, and The New York Times–send over 3 trillion messages a year, more than 25% of the world´s non-spam email.

SparkPost delivers any application´s emails on time and to the inbox, with the performance, deliverability, flexibility, and analytics product development teams need to drive customer engagement and growth.