Dropbox names Condoleezza Rice to board, drafts in new CFO and COO

Condoleezza Rice has joined the board of Dropbox with the company shaking up its hierarchy to give it more of a chance to succeed in markets that have been lukewarm to it so far.

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The storage company took a London buses approach to its announcements with Sujat Jaswa confirmed as the firm’s new CFO, Dennis Woodside joining as COO, and three new products meaning that it was a six-in-one glut of news.

“When looking to grow our board, we sought out a leader who could help us expand our global footprint,” stated Dropbox on the subject of Rice’s appointment to the board of directors

Jaswa, meanwhile, has been promoted from within and has worked on the business side of Dropbox since joining the company back in 2010 before quickly becoming the company’s first business executive. His new role will see him lead the firm’s finance function as well as corporate development.

Woodside, on the other hand, comes to Dropbox from Google, where he was president of the Americas and CEO of Motorola Mobility. At Dropbox he is tasked with leading the company’s global business operations, which includes sales, marketing, partnerships, user operations and people operations.

The personnel announcements came on the same day as three new products were launched to try and give Dropbox a foothold in sectors closely linked to its core storage business.

Carousel is a photo storage and sharing service that provides a gallery for all photos stored in Dropbox and on a phone, backing up new ones automatically as soon as they are taken. In addition to this it released a version of Dropbox for Business for the general public and an Android client for its mailbox solution.

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