Brick by Brick: Strengthening Egnyte’s Foundation with New VP Bob Patel
Two months into my new role at Egnyte, I’ve now had the opportunity to see the inner workings of the company and have begun putting plans in place to take Egnyte to the next level. According to Forrester, nearly 25 percent of the global information workforce uses file sync and share services, and this number is up significantly from 5 percent in 2010. This is great news for our company, as we have a leadership position in this space, and I am excited to be here at such a pivotal time in our company's growth.
As in any sales and marketing organization, success is all about the people on your team. Building a strong leadership team is key to our success, which is why I am delighted to share that we’ve brought Bob Patel on board as our new VP of Enterprise Sales for North America. With a strong background in developing and growing high-value customers in the enterprise software sector, Bob has a proven track record of surpassing business objectives, while keeping the best interest of customers, the team and the business a top priority.Bob joins Egnyte from Riverbed Technology, where he served as vice president of Performance Management Software Sales for the Americas, leading sales growth of more than 120% in each of the previous two quarters. Prior to that, he worked as vice president of Sales at Netuitive, Inc., where he led a team of sales and pre-sales professionals in North America. He also worked in leadership roles at Microsoft and Amberpoint, as well as with large sales teams at Sun Microsystems and Forte Software. Bob also served in the U.S. Army as a software developer and product manager for nearly a decade.In addition to his sales positions, Bob is the founder of the CloudMD Foundation, a not-for-profit that aims to connect local in-country physicians with remote volunteer specialists to dramatically elevate the quality of healthcare provided to individuals in underserved areas. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. Please join me in welcoming Bob Patel to the Egnyte team!
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