KnowledgeLake Appoints Chief Information Officer and Director of Product Management

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KnowledgeLake transitions company veteran to new position of Chief Information Officer and taps Microsoft Senior Program Manager to serve as Director of Product Management.


KnowledgeLake, Inc.

I have no doubt these recent changes will continue to help our organization capture and embrace the total potential technology brings, both within our organization and beyond. - Chris Caplinger, CTO

KnowledgeLake, the SharePoint ECM Company, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Floyd Bell, previous director of product management, to chief information officer (CIO.) As Bell moves into his new role, former Microsoft Senior Program Manager for SharePoint, Rohit Puri, will assume the role of director of product management.

“The fact that we are able to fill the critical, executive position of CIO with an existing team member and gain a highly-experienced SharePoint professional as a director, is a testament to the level of talent at KnowledgeLake. I have no doubt these recent changes will continue to help our organization capture and embrace the total potential technology brings, both within our organization and beyond,” said Chris Caplinger, CTO KnowledgeLake.

Bell has been an integral part of KnowledgeLake since 2004, when he assumed the role of IT manager. In his tenure, he has seen the company grow from around 20 employees to over 150. In 2009, Floyd moved from his role in IT and into the product development group, taking on the role of the director of product management. During this time he focused on building a team and processes targeted at delivering innovative content management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint.

In 2012, the opportunity to return to IT was presented, and Bell accepted his new role as KnowledgeLake chief information officer (CIO,) a newly created position within the organization. In this new role, Bell is responsible for the planning and execution of KnowledgeLake’s information technology vision, goals and initiatives.

“This is an amazing time to be a part of a growing company that is on the leading edge of our industry. I am excited to have earned the opportunity to be a part of this journey and I look forward to bringing innovation and productivity to the entire KnowledgeLake organization,” said Bell.

As Bell moves into his new role, Puri, a former Microsoft senior program manager for SharePoint and SharePoint Online (O365,) will assume the position of director of product management. Puri brings more than 15 years of product development experience and more than ten years of deep experience with SharePoint. At Microsoft, Puri was a part of the last three SharePoint releases, owning different areas such as programmability and extensibility, ECM, Workflow, FAST, and Search. In addition to shipping releases of enterprise products, Puri was responsible for building teams and defining and executing product strategies for applications built on SharePoint.

“I am extremely pleased to be a part of this employee and customer-oriented organization. I look forward to working with our highly-talented product team to continually expand and improve our solid portfolio of products with value-added upgrades and new, innovative solutions,” said Puri.

You can connect with Floyd Bell and Rohit Puri via LinkedIn.

About KnowledgeLake

KnowledgeLake transforms SharePoint into an easy-to-use, powerful and scalable Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that enables organizations to manage corporate content and collaborate more effectively and efficiently across the entire organization. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, KnowledgeLake is a three-time Microsoft Partner of the year award winner and is recognized as the founder of the SharePoint document imaging marketplace in 2003. KnowledgeLake enables its customers to maximize and extend their already sound investments in proven Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office. Equity funded by PFU Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd.,) KnowledgeLake is a strong, stable and global company with over two million licensed users in 35 countries.

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