Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn CEO and co-founder, was recently named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He was recognized for both his success in leading Dyn into one of the global leaders in Internet Performance and his efforts in promoting STEM education, including the creation of Dyn Hackademy, a four-day program aimed at educating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.
Hitchcock is the fifth winner of the prestigious award, joining Dyn board member, Jim Baum; David Norton, co-creator of the balanced scorecard, a means of linking a company’s current actions to its long-term goals; Robert Diamond, innovator and entrepreneur; and Mark O’Neil, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Dealertrack Technologies.
Hitchcock co-founded Dyn while a student at WPI and has grown it to more than 400 employees in offices around the world. Dyn, which helps companies monitor, control, and optimize their online infrastructure, works with some of the best brands in the world including Twitter, CNBC and Hershey.
Having built Dyn in New Hampshire, as opposed to other larger tech hubs, Hitchcock has been actively involved in growing a local ecosystem. His commitment to the community has led to the creation of nationally recognized initiatives, like STEAM Ahead NH, an innovative new approach to high school. He currently sits on the board of the Community College System of New Hampshire to help build the future workforce.
In addition to his philanthropy, Jeremy is an active angel investor, having been recognized as a member of a new wave of investors in New England.
He has written extensively on building ecosystems, running a bootstrapped and hyper-growth company, and education for publications like the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, VentureBeat, and The Boston Globe.