ownCloud announced in their blog that Claudine Bianchi has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The move aims to secure a stronger position in File Sync and Share for the most popular open source software in this category.
Bianchi brings her strong marketing expertise and success in driving the growth of B2B companies to ownCloud. She has delivered close to $1 billion in market value for investors through IPOs, successful acquisitions and new ventures. She has been working closely with sales and product teams for more than 20 years to leverage the latest marketing techniques to drive revenue and build brand awareness. Before joining ownCloud she was the CMO at ViewDo Labs, a spinout of Axceler which was acquired by MetaLogix, the leading Microsoft SharePoint ISV. She has also been the seniormost marketing executive at many start-up companies which later turned into industry leaders.
ownCloud is a reliable name in self-hosted file sync and share with 1.3 million users worldwide. Explaining why she got interested in ownCloud Bianchi says – “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”. She also adds that “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.”
The ownCloud management is very excited to have Bianchi on board and hopes that she and other significant hires this year will boost the expansion efforts of the company.