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Unitrends Names Tech Leader Paul Brady as CEO

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Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud-empowered business continuity solutions, today announced Paul Brady as the company's new chief executive officer. Brady previously held CEO and other senior leadership positions with ObserveIT, Riverbed Technology, Mazu Networks, Guardent, Exodus, Cohesive Technology Solutions, and Business Technologies, Inc.

"Unitrends has fabulous products, a great team, and a phenomenal market opportunity," said Brady. "Combined with a strong channel community and top-ranked customer satisfaction, I see all the ingredients for building a great global, cloud based software company headquartered here in Massachusetts- something I am very passionate about - with huge potential for scale across its operations around the world."

Digital transformation is creating an unprecedented explosion of data and is requiring IT to deploy new cloud, mobile, and social based technologies in order to gain greater flexibility and agility for their businesses. Most businesses understand that keeping their business running and protecting their ideas and data is non-negotiable. However, according to Unitrends research, over 50 percent of businesses are concerned about their ability to recover the data with their current continuity solution. Cloud empowered solutions, like Unitrends Connected Continuity Platform, enable businesses to capitalize on the agility and economics of cloud, simplify the process of backup and recovery, and gain 100% confidence in the recovery point to come.

"Unitrends gets the continuity challenges and opportunities IT managers wrestle with every day," said Brady. "Armed with the industry's broadest portfolio of continuity products, the team totally understands how best to leverage the cloud to protect organizations' data, applications, networks, and ideas. Unitrends creates solutions that serve the unique needs of individual customers - today, and as they continue to grow. This capability, combined with a community of thousands of expert partners, is truly compelling for customers."

Unitrends has received significant recognition in terms of industry awards and affirmation from the analyst community. Most recently, Gartner Inc., a leading IT research advisory firm, named Unitrends a Visionary in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS), a category it expects to grow by more than 200% by 2020.

Brady has a track record of success in establishing, growing, and operating technology companies. Before joining Unitrends, he was the CEO of ObserveIT, a global leader in Insider Threat Management. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Performance Management business unit at Riverbed Technology, where he grew revenue from $12 million to $250 million in 5 years. Brady's other senior leadership positions include: President and CEO, Mazu Networks; President, Guardent; Senior Vice President, Exodus; CEO, Cohesive Technology Solutions; Founder and CEO, Business Technologies Inc.

Published Monday, August 08, 2016 9:07 AM by David Marshall
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