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LOS ALTOS, CA – Apr 18, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box today announced the hiring of three enterprise technology leaders. Justin Somaini, formerly Chief Information Security Officer for Yahoo! and Symantec, joined Box as the company’s first Chief Trust Officer. Niall Wall, also a veteran of Symantec, where he held several senior leadership roles, joined as Senior Vice President of Business Development. And Jeff Mannie joined Box as Vice President and Controller from PayPal, where he held leadership roles in finance.
“The power of the cloud resides in giving people access to their information whenever and wherever they need it, unlocking potential innovation in every industry,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “To succeed, everyone — users, managers, and especially IT — have to deeply trust the cloud and be open to transforming the way they work. Justin, Niall and Jeff are a perfect fit with Box: they bring deep functional experience and the enterprise savvy to drive change.”
Somaini, Wall and Mannie are joining Box at a time of rapid growth and expansion for the company. Sales in 2012 grew more than 150 percent, and Box recently received the highest possible rating by Gartner, Inc. in its report “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharingi.” The company’s fast growth and traction in the enterprise market, its ability to meet the needs of end users and satisfy enterprise requirements, and its extensive ecosystem of partners all contributed to a strong positive rating.
Justin Somaini, VP and Chief Trust Officer
“Trust is about delivering on commitments consistently over time,” said Somaini. “Box’s leadership in security and its commitment to customer success have clearly driven traction in the marketplace. I’m excited to have the opportunity to not only work with an amazing team at Box, but to advocate for a vision that raises the bar for information security and customer trust in the cloud industry-wide.”
Most recently, Somaini created and held the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Yahoo!, driving security planning and operations for the company, which serves more than 700 million consumers worldwide. Prior to Yahoo!, Justin was CISO of Symantec. He developed the company’s Information Security Enterprise Risk Management process, worked cross-functionally to manage critical incidents to resolution and drove implementation of controls for both a significant threat environment and regulatory needs. In addition to his roles at Yahoo! and Symantec, Justin was Director of Information Security at Verisign and an advisor to Palo Alto Networks. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Drexel University.
Niall Wall, Senior Vice President, Business Development
At Box, Niall will lead Box’s global business development organization, overseeing the company’s overall partnership strategy, relationships, and strategic alliances.
Prior to his roles at Symantec, Niall held product management and product marketing leadership roles at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Karen Appleton, former Vice President of Business Development at Box, has been promoted to a new role as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances. In her new role, Karen will oversee the company’s relationships with key global customers and manage Box’s international expansion, government relations, and corporate social responsibility programs. The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently named her as one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley.
Jeff Mannie, VP and Controller
i Gartner “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing” by Monica Basso, Jeffrey Mann, February 12, 2013.
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