Bitcasa Appoints Brian Taptich as CEO

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Consumer-Tech Veteran to Lead Bitcasa Into Its Next Phase of Growth

Brian Taptich, CEO, Bitcasa

I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated employees to take the company into the next stage of growth, and build on our vision to offer consumers secure, infinite storage and streaming across all devices.

Bitcasa, the inventor of secure infinite storage across all devices, announced that it has appointed Brian Taptich as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of Taptich, a seasoned veteran in the consumer technology space, comes as Bitcasa enters its next phase of growth.

“I am honored to be leading the Bitcasa team, which is disrupting the cloud storage market with an innovative approach to the capacity challenge,” said Taptich. “I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated employees to take the company into the next stage of growth, and build on our vision to offer consumers secure, infinite storage and streaming across all devices.”

Most recently, Taptich was Vice President of International Development at Zynga, where he led the strategic direction and execution of all international initiatives. Prior to joining Zynga, Taptich was a strategic advisor and investor for Davis Shapiro Media Advisors, where he worked with emerging digital media startups. Taptich has also held senior executive positions in corporate strategy, business development and marketing at BitTorrent and Electronic Arts. Taptich holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.

“Bitcasa has reached a level of organizational maturity that requires increased attention to structure and process—areas Tap has proven ability. We’re confident Tap is the right person to lead Bitcasa into its next phase of growth,” said Bitcasa board member, Carl Ledbetter.

“Tap knows how to build strong, productive teams, focused on building out world-class products globally; which will be key as Bitcasa scales," added Bitcasa board member, Bart Swanson. “His impressive career has given him considerable skills and a wealth of experience in operationalizing
vision.”

Taptich replaces Tony Gauda, who has stepped down after successfully building the company over the past two years and is credited for building out the core technology behind Bitcasa.

About Bitcasa
Founded by former MasterCard and Mozy employees and backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, Bitcasa is redefining how consumers are storing and accessing their data. Bitcasa offers access to an Infinite Drive across all devices; supported clients are Android, iOS, Windows, Windows RT, Mac OSX, and the web portal. Users never have to worry about disk space again; they can save, access, and share an unlimited number of documents, pictures, music, and movies from any device. Everything is encrypted locally and backed up in the cloud, so user data is always safe and secure. Download at http://www.bitcasa.com, and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/bitcasa and http://www.facebook.com/bitcasa.

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