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by ownCloud Inc.

posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

posted in Press releases

Long-time Boston-based sales executive joins as vice president

Lexington, MA – September 17, 2013ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source secure enterprise file sync and share software, announced today that Steve Green has joined the company as vice president, World Wide Sales.

With more than 1,000,000 users worldwide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use, flexibility, sophistication and security unmatched by basic consumer-grade file sharing and syncing apps and third-party storage –giving corporate IT control back over sensitive corporate data. ownCloud Enterprise Edition becomes part of the existing infrastructure -- deployed fully on-premise, integrating into existing user directories, governance processes, security, monitoring, storage and back-up tools (a must for highly regulated industries). ownCloud Enterprise Edition enables businesses to easily extend ownCloud via an enhanced application plug-in architecture, integrating the ownCloud server with existing collaboration, data loss prevention, or regulatory compliance software.

Green brings more than 20 years of experience helping build and grow early-stage companies, most recently with senior roles at Brightcove and DataPower where he drove significant increases in sales.

“Businesses are coming to ownCloud looking to solve their “Dropbox problem” to prevent sensitive corporate data leakage because of widespread use of consumer-grade file synch and share apps like Dropbox and Google Drive,” said Larry Alston, president, ownCloud. “Steve will be instrumental accelerating ownCloud’s growth by giving businesses secure, on-premise, enterprise-grade file sync and share that puts IT back in control of their corporate data.”

Green received a BA from Clark University, Worcester, MA.

“ownCloud is in a white-hot market, has a significant – and vocal – community, and is uniquely differentiated in the market: on premise, integrates with existing systems, and extends easily to meet the regulatory requirements of the enterprise, which is extremely tough to duplicate,” said Green. “Add to that ownCloud’s great team and energy and I don’t think I could be in a more exciting – and rewarding -- place.”

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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