KineticD Appoints Lars Graefe as VP of Sales and Business Development to Expand Channels and Partnerships for SMB Cloud Services
TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — KineticD(TM), the online storage, recovery and access service designed for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the appointment of Lars Graefe as vice president of sales and business development.
As an expert in the information security space, Lars brings over 15 years of experience in early stage, fast-growing IT companies. Previously, he supported the explosive growth of ArcSight and more recently at Qualys, a pioneer in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model in the information delivery space. Having lived and worked in Canada, the US, Europe and Latin America, Lars also brings his global experience to help KineticD reach IT decision makers around the world.
“I am thrilled to be joining the growing team at KineticD with its leading online data protection and information sharing solutions,” said Graefe. “Together, we will strengthen and expand our user base and partnerships as we continue to introduce new business-grade cloud services for the SMB market.”
Through Lars’ blend of strategic thinking, detailed understanding of technology and hands-on approach he has successfully driven sales, developed reseller channels as well as built and managed strategic alliances with large industry leaders.
“As KineticD continues to experience rapid growth across a variety of markets, Lars is a tremendously valuable addition to our company, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team,” said Jamie Brenzel, CEO of KineticD. “With his respected reputation and impressive track record in successfully expanding OEM relationships, strategic alliances and technology partnerships, Lars is instrumental in helping to drive our global expansion.”
KineticD(TM) sets a new standard by providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same level of service and protection for irreplaceable digital assets that large enterprises rely on. It delivers comprehensive solutions that enable SMBs to continuously backup, restore, access, and share information online from any location. Its agile, cloud-based services are specifically designed for SMBs that want to activate their digital assets and more efficiently share and collaborate through improved access to information. Founded in 2002, the company’s industry-acclaimed Data Deposit Box product delivers advanced, patented technology that is used daily by over 40,000 customers and is supported around the world through an extensive partner network. For a free trial visit www.kineticd.com.