As Dropbox solemnly gears up toward its initial open offering, it’s bringing on a longtime craving executive — Quentin Clark, a former VP of Microsoft as good as SAP CTO — as conduct of its very-long-title-where-he-will-oversee-a-ton-of-things.
His central pretension is going to be SVP of Engineering, Product and Design, where he will conduct all of those operations. As Dropbox looks to dive serve into the enterprise, Clark’s knowledge is likely going to give the company what it needs to start to sign some-more of those deals. Dropbox has historically been famous as a consumer-driven file storage company but has tried to use that as a crowd into incomparable companies as it looks to build out its business.
“The care group was really meddlesome in my ability to lead and conduct teams that are scaling, and how to lead opposite engineering, product and pattern as a whole,” Clark said. “I met with the group many times over the march of several weeks to plead my practice at Microsoft and SAP, and how good they were aligned to Dropbox’s elaborating needs. The other major subject of contention was the shared perspective of where we could take the company.”
Hires like this are partial of the staffing-up routine as it starts to position itself as a viable company on the open markets. In July, Bloomberg reported that the company was operative with Goldman Sachs to ready documents, another tiny step toward its final entrance as a open company. With consistent comparisons to Box and threats from all sides for its business, it’s had to figure out a way to find both a verbatim and perceptual position of strength as it seeks to eventually hit that milestone.
His sinecure comes recently after CTO Aditya Agarwal pronounced he would be leaving the company. But these kinds of moves are flattering common as a company matures over time and looks to bring on gifted care in sequence to position the company with certain movement going forward. The company has pronounced it’s hit 500 million users, hit a $1 billion run rate and has continued to aggressively pursue business customers.
Clark starts at Dropbox at the commencement of September, where he asked us to check back in a couple of months as to what his specific goals will be.