Former Dell executive to lead enterprise software company’s global expansion

Minneapolis, Minn. – August 13, 2012 — / — Code 42 Software Inc., developers of award-winning onsite, offsite and online backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Brian Bell as president and chief operating officer. Bell brings years of experience within the storage industry and will be responsible for expanding sales globally as well as scaling operations and services.

“Brian’s experience driving enterprise storage sales speaks for itself,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and CEO, Code 42 Software. “His industry knowledge and recognized leadership will allow us to further accelerate the pace of our global expansion. We are very happy to have him on the team.”

Prior to joining Code 42 Software, Mr. Bell served as executive director, Americas sales, enterprise storage at Dell. Before that, he was vice president of global sales at Compellent Technologies, which was acquired by Dell for $960 million. Mr. Bell also served an executive at StorageNetworks and was a captain/F-16 pilot in the United States Air Force.

“The Code 42 Software team has built an incredibly successful backup solution that seamlessly scales from consumers to the enterprise,” said Bell. “There are great things on the horizon for Code 42. The company’s $52.5 million round of funding, the Consumerization of IT and the emergence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) have the company poised for even more aggressive growth.”

In 2007, Code 42 Software launched CrashPlan, an easy-to-use, multi-destination backup technology that reinvented data protection for consumers. Just five years later, Code 42 now manages and protects over 150 petabytes of data globally, across three products: CrashPlan for the home; CrashPlan PRO, an online backup solution for SMB; and CrashPlan PROe, a private and public cloud solution for the enterprise. All products offer multi-destination, cross-platform, and continuous protection onsite, offsite and online.

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About Code 42 Software, Inc.
Code 42 Software, a privately held company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been developing software to protect the world’s data since 2001. Code 42’s enterprise backup solution, CrashPlan PROe, is used by thousands of companies around the world to safeguard their data. The company also offers industry-leading backup software for homes and small businesses: CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO. All products offer multi-destination, cross-platform backup onsite, offsite and online. For more information, visit

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