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How Fred Luddy Bounced Back and Built ServiceNow into a $19 Billion Tech Titan

Fred Luddy, founder of tech titan ServiceNow, wasn’t always on the path of becoming one of Silicon Valley’s most established executives. In fact, when the now 62-year-old took a hard look at his role leading his multi-billion-dollar company in 2011, he decided to hand over his position to industry vet and former CEO of Data Domain, Frank Slootman, so that he could focus on his true passion as Chief Product Officer. Luddy attributes his success to over 44 years ago, when he fell in love with programming. The long-time software engineer built his first even program at age eighteen, which automated supply chain and maintenance purchasing for a business unit of American Standard. The programmer later...