ownCloud Adds Marketing Expertise to Drive Growth of Enterprise File Sync and Share pioneer

Tech veteran Claudine Bianchi joins as Chief Marketing Officer


Lexington, MA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, June 03, 2014

ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, announced that Claudine Bianchi has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Bianchi adds extensive marketing expertise and proven success in driving B2B technology companies to growth; through her career she has delivered close to $1 billion in market value for investors through a series of IPOs, successful acquisitions, and new ventures.

With more than 1.3 million users worldwide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use, flexibility, sophistication, privacy and security unmatched by consumer-grade apps. ownCloud installs easily on a web server, enabling users to host their own file sync and share, using their own storage (or cloud storage they choose), instead of relying on third parties outside of their control.

“I was attracted to ownCloud by its compelling opportunity in the very hot enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) market, as well as the energy and innovation of the ownCloud team,” said Bianchi. “The Company has already built a strong reputation in the open source community for secure, enterprise-class file sync and share and is poised for rapid growth as it moves into the commercial market. With the combination of excellent technology and products and a passionate, smart, energetic team, ownCloud is a company destined for great success.”

Bianchi has more than 20 years of experience working closely with sales and product teams to leverage the latest marketing techniques to drive revenue and build brand awareness. She was most recently CMO at ViewDo Labs, a spinout of Axceler which was acquired by MetaLogix, the leading Microsoft SharePoint ISV. Prior to Axceler, she was senior vice president of Corporate Marketing at Avid, a $1B software company serving the media and entertainment industry. Prior to Avid, she was CMO at NaviSite, a cloud-managed service provider, which was sold to Time Warner Cable in 2010. Bianchi has been the senior most marketing executive at many start-up companies that have gone on to be industry leaders including Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR), eCopy (now part of Nuance), and MetaCarta (acquired by Nokia). She is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

“At a time of great growth, it’s vital to have a strong, strategic marketing presence — Claudine brings that, along with fresh perspective and valuable experience,” said Markus Rex, CEO and co-founder of ownCloud. “It’s an exciting time to be part of ownCloud, and hiring Claudine is one of many steps in our expansion efforts. Her addition, along with our other significant hires this year, is evidence that we’re bringing top notch talent to help drive the next stage of ownCloud’s development and innovation.”

About ownCloud Inc.
Based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data — combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.

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