LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - Box today announced that David Quantrell has joined as general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to lead the company's continued expansion across Europe in partnership with Greg Strickland, vice president of global operations. Quantrell is an industry veteran with deep experience scaling high-growth technology companies in Europe. Previously, Quantrell led European operations for McAfee, HP Software, Mercury Interactive, Nortel Networks and Clarify.
"In the last year, we've doubled our customer base in Europe as businesses of all sizes move towards cloud technologies to better manage information and improve productivity," said Dan Levin, Chief Operating Officer, Box. "David has built successful businesses everywhere he's worked and we're thrilled to have him leading our charge in London."
An experienced executive with a sustained track record of building strong technology businesses, Quantrell will lead Box's growth and operations in EMEA. Most recently Quantrell was President, EMEA, for McAfee, which was sold to Intel in February 2011. In his previous positions, he successfully doubled revenues at Clarify each year over a four-year period, doubled revenues for HP Software in two years, and also grew the European businesses for Mercury Interactive, which was acquired by HP in November 2006. Quantrell holds a BS in electrical engineering from Liverpool University.
"What's truly impressive about Box is the fantastic amount of organic growth the company generated in Europe on the strength of its powerful product and success in the U.S., even before launching its London presence in June," said Quantrell. "It's the perfect time to build on that early growth by aggressively hiring the best talent in the industry. Together we'll help change the way companies of all sizes across Europe collaborate."
Nearly forty percent of Box's users are based outside of the United States. Major global and European customers including Ben Sherman, McAfee, O2 Media, Proctor & Gamble, and Volkswagen, join the 125,000 and 92% of Fortune 500 companies using Box across the globe. With a growing sales and service operation, the company expects to aggressively capitalize on demand across the UK and Europe.
Quantrell joins a growing and deeply talented leadership team at Box that has seen significant additions in 2012, including: Pete McGoff as Chief Legal Counsel, Tom Addis as Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Stefan Apitz as VP of Technical Operations, and Sam Schillace as Vice President of Engineering, among others.
The company also recently announced a $125 million investment round, which included $100 million from global growth investor General Atlantic. The investment will fuel continued expansion and technology innovation, such as today's announcement of the new Box Accelerator, the first global data transfer network that optimizes the performance of business collaboration (visit www.box.com/press).
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.