Dawson Brings 20 Years Global Marketing Leadership With Start-Ups and Fortune 500 Companies Including Microsoft and

SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 01, 2011 –/– Symform, the world’s most cost-effective provider of secure cloud storage, today announced it has appointed Margaret Dawson as vice president of marketing. A 20-year veteran of the industry, Dawson brings global marketing leadership to Symform based on her experience at successful start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and Dawson will lead Symform’s marketing strategy, elevating the brand and serving as an evangelist for the company’s disruptive cloud storage model.

“Margaret knows how to take a brand and product to market leadership and has the proven experience and passion to build a world-class marketing program,” said Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO of Symform. “We are fortunate to have her on the Symform team, and under her helm the market can expect to see great things coming from our company in the coming weeks and months.”

Prior to Symform, Dawson spearheaded product management and marketing for Hubspan, a leading provider of business-to-business cloud integration services. She has also held senior level communication roles at Microsoft,, Aventail Corporation and The Weber Group (now Weber-Shandwick). Globally, Dawson spent ten years in the Greater China region, consulting with leading IT companies and government agencies in addition to serving as a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine.

An avid speaker and technologist, Dawson was recently appointed to the Cloud Connect 2012 advisory board, and is a frequent author and presenter on cloud computing, network security, integration and other business and technology themes.

“Disruptive technologies and great teams like Symform don’t come along often, and I am excited to build on the work already done to grow this business,” said Dawson. “The founders identified a real pain point in the market around the cost and complexity of cloud storage and built a collaborative network that is completely shifting the way we share, store, back-up and recover data in the cloud.”

Margaret holds a BA in Communication from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

About Symform
Symform, a privately held company based in Seattle, has reinvented cloud storage. The patented Symform Storage Cloud protects your data in a way that is faster, less expensive, more secure and reliable than anything traditional cloud storage providers can offer.

Symform, Symform Storage Cloud, the Resilient Storage Architecture, and RAID-96 are trademarks of Symform, Inc. References to other companies and their products acknowledge the trademarks owned by their respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

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