Company's President and CEO Kevin Weiss elected chairman and longstanding CTO Mark Campbell selected as new member of the Board
BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud recovery, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Weiss has been elected to the additional post of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mark Campbell, the company's chief technology officer (CTO), has also been appointed to the Board. The executives will lend their respective leadership, industry and operational expertise to help Unitrends continue its strategic domestic growth and international expansion—while upholding the company's distinguished product and customer service excellence.
"In just a brief time at the helm, Kevin has proven to be the astute and decisive leader we anticipated," said Michael Triplett, managing director, Insight Venture Partners. "He has swiftly taken steps to position Unitrends for its next critical phase of growth, and we believe that his instincts and business acumen uniquely qualify him to guide Unitrends as Chairman of the Board."
Since joining Unitrends as president and CEO in January 2015, Weiss has demonstrated strong, objective and results-driven leadership. He has added significant bench strength to the management team, moved the company to a 100 percent channel sales model and steered Unitrends to reach key corporate and performance milestones in fiscal 1H16, which include growing the cloud offerings business by 300 percent year over year.
"I am privileged to lead such an exceptional team in this added capacity as we forge ahead in transforming recovery for companies of all sizes," said Kevin Weiss, president, CEO and chairman of the board, Unitrends. "More organizations around the globe seek the world-class, yet radically easy-to-use data protection solutions only Unitrends can provide. We are eliminating the complexities so long associated with backup and recovery, simplifying and improving the customer experience and making it easy as well as affordable to ensure business continuity."
Mark Campbell has served as Unitrends' CTO for the past seven years as well as previously held the positions of chief strategy officer, chief marketing officer and chief operating officer during that time. Extraordinarily dedicated to the success of the company, its partners and customers, Mark has driven product and technology innovation that has continually achieved prestigious industry recognition and shattered the status quo for data protection. Among Campbell's recent industry accomplishments, he played a vital role in revolutionizing the purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market with the delivery of Unitrends next generation Recovery-Series™ family of all-in-one, hybrid cloud data protection solutions. He also introduced to the global market Unitrends Cloud, the company's highly secure, highly available, multi-tenant public cloud offering.
"Throughout his impressive career, Mark has demonstrated remarkable ingenuity, commitment and strategic leadership," commented Triplett. "The contributions he has made while at Unitrends have not only created a strong competitive advantage for the company, but also transformed the world of data protection. We value his perspective as a member of the Board."
Weiss added, "It's no small feat to re-define a mature market, and Mark's expertise is vital to that effort – I am pleased to welcome him as an esteemed member of the Board."
Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company's portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today's modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry's lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends' offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends' solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com.
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