New CMO Thomas Been brings technical knowledge and extensive leadership experience to organization
SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ August 8, 2019 ‒ Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced that it has extended its leadership team with the hiring of Thomas Been as chief marketing officer (CMO). Given his extensive firsthand experience leading large organizations, a proven track record of success and technical know-how, Been will play a critical role ensuring Druva fulfills its mission of delivering data protection for the cloud era.
Been joins Druva from TIBCO, where he spent 14 years in a variety of strategic sales and alliances roles before being named CMO in 2015. In his role as CMO, Been grew the company’s awareness by leveraging the voice of customer advocates and highlighting the impact of the technology. Under his leadership, his organization tripled the contribution of marketing to the revenue via targeted, engaging, and personalized digital experiences.
“The right technology partners make all the difference in transforming your business for the cloud era,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “We are delivering on a vision of next generation data protection and are helping customers succeed in a world of dispersed data and multi-cloud. With his unique combination of marketing, sales, and technical knowledge, Been will be instrumental in championing Druva’s customers, driving market education and supporting our continued global expansion.”
“The impact of data and technology has been a keen interest throughout my career, and I’ve witnessed firsthand how data fuels the most successful businesses,” said Been. “Druva’s ability to deliver a novel and secure cloud-based solution for protecting data and transforming it into a powerful business asset is unmatched in today’s market. The company is disrupting a decades-old approach that is no longer sustainable, and I’m incredibly excited to be part of this journey as we help enterprises experience the advantages of data protection built for the cloud era.”
Been joins Druva’s executive team as the company continues a phase of rapid growth and global expansion. In the last two months, Druva has notably appointed Bill Losch to its board of directors, completed the acquisition of CloudLanes, and secured $130 million, pushing total capital raised to $328 million. Additionally, the company has recently opened new offices in Sunnyvale, Calif. and Singapore, and introduced Druva Compass, a new partner program that will offer expanded enablement resources, a robust accreditation curriculum, and a streamlined sales process for channel partners.