Accomplished CEO and Experienced Chief SaaS Sales and Marketing Executive Rick Faulk Leads Cloud Backup Company and Becomes a Member of the Board
CHELMSFORD, MA – April 2, 2013 – Intronis, Inc., provider of world-class cloud backup solutions for the IT channel, and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Rick Faulk has joined the company as CEO and will serve on the company’s board effective immediately.
Faulk is a results-driven chief executive with a proven career in the IT industry and IT channel specifically. He comes to Intronis with more than 30 years of extensive leadership experience in technology sales, marketing and operations, and has in-depth understanding of how to build and execute a best practices software as a service (SaaS) delivery model. Faulk specializes in accelerating growth for software businesses at various stages of the corporate lifecycle, from start-ups to $500M public companies.
“We’re pleased to announce Rick’s appointment and have him take the helm during this important time in the company’s history,” says George Roberts, Intronis board member and venture partner with OpenView Venture Partners. “Under Rick’s leadership and vision, Intronis will accelerate its growth strategy and continue to deliver the IT channel’s best-performing cloud-based backup and recovery solutions.”
Faulk’s career highlights include serving as the recent President and CEO of Landslide Technologies, the provider of Landslide CRM, a top-ranked SaaS-based customer relationship management solution. After the sale of Landslide to j2 Global in 2011, Faulk became the General Manager of Cloud Services for Sales and Marketing at j2. Previously, he was President and CEO of Mzinga, a leading provider of business social software solutions. During Faulk’s tenure, both companies were repositioned to attain significant growth and earned prominent industry recognitions, and in addition secured new capital to fund acquisitions.
From 2001 to 2005, Faulk served as CEO of Intranets.com and was credited with the fast-growth turnaround and sale of the SaaS collaboration service to WebEx Communications in 2005. At WebEx, Rick was named Chief Marketing Officer and President WebEx Small Business. He also served on the senior management team during the high-profile acquisition of WebEx by Cisco.
“Rick is a business-minded IT executive who is driven to succeed by every measure and inspires greatness from his team and the company stakeholders,” says Jay Bolgatz, VP of Engineering and former interim CEO, Intronis. “Given his impressive record and background in sales and marketing, the team is thrilled to have Rick on board and work together to deliver even more value and innovation to our channel partners.”
“The cloud backup market is reaching a pivotal point in its maturation cycle, which makes it an exciting time to join Intronis and use my experience to help the team build a differentiated go-to-market strategy for the company and our channel partners,” says Faulk. “I am looking forward to building on our successes to make Intronis the clear market leader.”
Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery is a world-class cloud backup solution for the IT channel. Intronis provides the industry’s easiest-to-use secure data solution for offsite and local backup, which generates a monthly recurring revenue stream to add to your business. Intronis offers the best, deepest Exchange, SQL backup on the market, supports virtualized environments with native VMware backup and is integrated to major solutions in the MSP ecosystem. Partners receive expert customer support from our U.S.-based team. The solution has been field tested by thousands of MSPs, and the company has been named Best Revenue Generator seven times and Best Customer Support three times by members of ASCII. www.intronis.com.