Software Industry Veteran Takes the Helm at Intronis, the Leading Online Backup Provider; Company Poised for Strong Growth
BOSTON—November 10, 2010—Intronis, the leading software as a service (SaaS) online backup and disaster recovery solution for IT service providers serving small businesses, today announced the appointment of Kent Plunkett as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). A proven leader in the SaaS industry, Plunkett has more than 15 years of experience leading high growth subscription software companies.
“Intronis sets the industry standard for ease of use, security, and technical support,” said Kent Plunkett, CEO of Intronis. “Our software makes it possible for IT service providers to deliver a data backup and recovery solution with enterprise-level security and functionality to small businesses. Intronis’ channel-only business model, coupled with our unmatched customer support, allows our partners to offer this uniquely valuable solution to their clients—all while increasing their own recurring revenue stream.”
“In my new role,” Plunkett continued, “I look forward to working with our strong management team to drive Intronis’ growth. As a team, we pledge to continue innovating our market-leading products and high reliability services and increasingly provide more opportunities for our channel partners to grow and earn profits.”
Founder Sam Gutmann will remain as Chairman and will continue to drive Intronis’ innovation and customer experience initiatives. “Kent is a superb choice for leading Intronis in this era of growth,” said Gutmann. “He is a veteran of the SaaS industry, and it is a testament to the strength of Intronis’ product and our business model that we were able to attract a leader of Kent’s caliber. His strategic vision, coupled with Intronis’ strong foundation of product and service capabilities, position Intronis to successfully continue growing at more than 50 percent per year annually.”
George Roberts, board member and former executive vice president of sales at Oracle Corporation, said, “Intronis has developed both a product and business model that allows their partners to significantly increase their revenue, and do so with software that is reliable, easy to use, and easy to integrate into their existing portfolio of IT services. With Kent at the helm of the strongest executive team in the industry, the board is confident that his leadership experience will encourage even more managed service providers to build their businesses using Intronis’ online backup solution.”
Before joining Intronis, Plunkett founded SaaS pioneer Salary.com and served as its Chairman and CEO for eleven years. During his tenure, Salary.com grew from start-up to over $40 million in sales and completed a successful $59 million initial public offering. Salary.com was acquired by Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) in 2010. Plunkett holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and degree in Economics and Government from Georgetown University. He is a three time Inc. 500 CEO, a six-time Deloitte Fast 50 awardee and was named a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year.
Founded in 2003, Intronis is a SaaS-based data backup and recovery solution for managed service providers. Intronis utilizes 256-bit AES security and multiple data centers located on opposite coasts to ensure data protection and availability. Intronis offers IT service providers a secure data solution combined with a robust partner program, the convenience of online account management, and unbeatable customer support. For more information, visit barracudamsp.com.