After bagging a $100M+ round, Box.net is adding some executive depth to its team. Sam Schillace will become VP of engineering and Evan Wittenberg is joining the firm as VP of people. Schillace was formerly EIR and principal with Google Ventures and Wittenberg was Chief Talent Officer with Hewlett-Packard before making the move.
LOS ALTOS, CA–(Aug 15, 2012) – Box today announced the addition of Sam Schillace as Vice President of Engineering and Evan Wittenberg as Vice President of People to its executive team. Most recently, Mr. Schillace was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Principal at Google Ventures and Mr. Wittenberg was Chief Talent Officer at HP.
“We’re creating a new generation of enterprise software that’s designed and built for a world dominated by mobility, social tools, and the cloud,” said Dan Levin, Chief Operating Officer, Box. “Sam and Evan bring expertise from leading organizations that can drive change, solve complex problems and deliver at scale globally. They’re fantastic additions to Box as we gear up for aggressive growth.”
“Box is at the forefront of redefining how people share and collaborate on content and I’m thrilled to be joining the company at a time when almost every enterprise is ready to adopt the cloud,” said Sam Schillace, VP of Engineering, Box. “Box’s engineering team is incredibly talented, and I look forward to working with them to build the next generation of enterprise software.”
Today, more than 120,000 businesses and individuals at 92 percent of the Fortune 500 use Box to manage information and collaboration in the cloud. As part of Box’s executive leadership team, Schillace and Wittenberg will play key roles in the company’s continued growth, which includes a recent $125 million funding round led by General Atlantic and the June announcement of Box’s first international office, located in London.
Sam Schillace, Vice President of Engineering
Prior to joining Google Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Schillace was the co-founder and CEO of Writely — the first browser-based co-editing service — which was acquired by Google in 2006 and provided the foundation for Google Docs. At Google, Schillace was an Engineering Director, initially overseeing Docs then moving on to be responsible for nearly all of Google Apps (including Gmail, Calendar, Blogger, Picasa, Groups, Sites and Reader), leading the efforts of hundreds of engineers worldwide. He has been a technical advisor to Box for the previous two years and moving forward he will continue to serve as an advisor for Google Ventures and its portfolio.
Evan Wittenberg, Vice President of People
As Chief Talent Officer at HP, Wittenberg was responsible for executive recruiting, career development, performance management, succession planning, and leadership development globally across the company. Previously, he founded and led the global leadership development program at Google. In addition to his roles at HP and Google, Wittenberg was Director of the Graduate Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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.