When I began working with Box almost a year ago, I was impressed by the company's culture, and Aaron’s compelling vision for a product that will disrupt a traditionally fragmented and cost-prohibitive market.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 3, 2010
Cloud content management provider Box.net today announced that adviser and board member Dan Levin has joined the company full-time as Chief Operating Officer. Levin will focus on driving operational excellence as Box.net continues to experience explosive revenue growth due to rapid adoption in the SMB and enterprise markets. In addition to receiving $15M in Series C financing this year and achieving 3X business revenue growth in the first half of 2010 over H1 2009, the company has grown to 100 employees and has more than sixty thousand businesses using Box, including Skype, Clear Channel TTN, Coca Cola, Nokia Siemens Network and Volvo.
"We are experiencing major traction in 2010 as businesses of all sizes deploy our cloud content management solution to address information and collaboration challenges that aren't efficiently solved by inflexible and costly on-premise systems like Microsoft SharePoint,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box.net. “Having Dan join Box as COO is key as we continue to build on our success. We'll be able to leverage his extensive leadership experience at companies ranging from startups to the software giant Intuit to scale both technically and operationally to meet the needs of our customers and employees."
"When I began working with Box almost a year ago, I was impressed by the company's culture, and Aaron’s compelling vision for a product that will disrupt a traditionally fragmented and cost-prohibitive market," said Levin. "The remarkable traction that Box has experienced over the last year demonstrates that this company is well-positioned to reinvent content management and collaboration, and I'm excited to help grow Box into a leading enterprise SaaS company."
Prior to joining Box, Levin served as an adviser to the Box leadership team as well as a member of the board of directors. At Box, he will focus on improving execution and operational rigor. For the last three years, Levin has served as an adviser to and interim CEO for startup companies. Previously, he spent six years at small business powerhouse Intuit, where he held a variety of roles including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Small Business Group, Vice President and General Manager of the Quicken Health Group, and Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Intuit, he spent 10 years in senior leadership roles at venture-backed startups.
To learn more about Box.net, please visit http://www.box.net.
Founded in 2005, Box provides cloud content management for more than 4 million users and companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Box's dynamic, flexible content management and collaboration solution empowers users to access and share content online, and gives IT professionals unprecedented visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone and Blackberry applications, and extended to OpenBox partner applications such as Google Apps, Netsuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson, ScaleVP and U.S. Venture Partners.
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