Unitrends Announces Jessica Flanagan as Vice President of Human Resources
Veteran HR executive to play key role in backup and recovery leader's talent
acquisition and growth strategy
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Unitrends, the leading provider
of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery
solutions, today announced Jessica Flanagan as the company's vice president of
human resources (HR). Flanagan will be responsible for defining and driving
Unitrends' overall HR strategy. In this role, she will partner with Unitrends'
seasoned executive team to drive organizational design and growth, talent
acquisition and management, and benefits and compensation planning.
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Flanagan comes to Unitrends with a strong background in both high-growth and
change management cultures. Prior to joining Unitrends, Flanagan held a
variety of senior HR leadership positions, including at companies such as
Zipcar, Nokia and Stratus Technologies. In these roles, she led the design,
development and implementation of organization-wide talent processes and drove
effect growth and change. In her early career, Flanagan drove expansion in
startups like Aware, Inc., Virtual Ink Corporation and Idealab.
"Jessica's 15 years of experience and established business acumen will enable
us to connect key HR initiatives to strategic corporate objectives," said Mike
Coney, president and CEO, Unitrends. "Jessica is a proven leader who
understands how to execute the right strategy for lasting success and growth.
She will be an invaluable asset to our team as we continue our mission to
recruit and retain top talent to fuel the best backup and recovery solutions
in the industry."
With Flanagan on board, Unitrends will continue to build upon its rapid growth
strategy. Q3 2013 marked the company's 19^th consecutive quarter of record
growth, driven by a 72 percent increase in bookings, Q3 2013 over Q3 2012. The
tremendous increase in quarter-over-quarter bookings thus far in 2013 puts
Unitrends on pace to achieve the best year in the company's 24-year history.
Unitrends has added more than 1,100 customers worldwide this year alone and is
rapidly expanding its staff to match this explosive growth. Since Jan. 1,
2013, the company has added 125 new employees and continues to hire across all
"Unitrends' high-velocity culture, rapid growth and reputation of excellence
drew me to this position," said Flanagan. "I look forward to contributing to
Unitrends' unrivaled success by pairing the right mix of talent with an
organizational growth strategy that will power the company for years to come."
For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection
solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.
The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its
customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family
of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup,
archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data,
over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows,
Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS,
hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including
Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others). Unitrends is the preferred choice of
IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical
and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete
system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the
lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends' regionally-based support team boasts a
98% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.
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