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San Mateo, Calif., September 16, 2010 â€” SugarSync Inc., makers of the award-winning SugarSync file sync, backup and sharing service, today announced the appointment of Paula Long to the company’s board of directors.
“Paula Long is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions. She will be a tremendous asset to our board of directors,” said Laura Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. “Her expertise will be invaluable, helping the SugarSync personal cloud service to scale to multiple millions of users worldwide.”
Long most recently served as a vice president of engineering for Dell’s Storage Group, following its milestone acquisition of Nashua-based EqualLogic for $1.4 billion. As co-founder and vice president of products and strategy at EqualLogic, Paula was a driving force in the company’s success and growth from a three-person firm in a New Hampshire attic to a company with more than 400 employees worldwide and more than $100 million in revenue per year. At Dell, Paula was responsible for the architecture, design, and delivery of EqualLogic’s products.
Long has extensive experience in managing strategic product development in the areas of storage, operating systems, web technologies, real-time systems, and enterprise software. Prior to EqualLogic, Paula was the director of enterprise products at Allaire Corporation, where she was responsible for application load balancing and high availability products shipping with ColdFusion and JRun. In these posts, Long also gained extensive experience building highly scalable mission critical solutions. She has won several awards for entrepreneurship, including New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young’s 2008 Northeast Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and was a national finalist for the same award.
SugarSync is a powerful cloud sync and online backup service providing always-connected consumers and busy professionals a powerful way to organize, manage, share and access all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC, or mobile device. SugarSync users may selectively sync files in any folder to all or certain devices to seamlessly match the way people organize their folders and manage their digital lives. SugarSync’s file sharing and collaboration tools also allow users to share any folder or file with a simple URL via social networks, email, instant messaging and more.
The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit www.sugarsync.com.
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