Salesforce vet to lead product innovation for OwnBackup

NJBIZ STAFF//August 20, 2019//

Salesforce vet to lead product innovation for OwnBackup

NJBIZ STAFF//August 20, 2019//

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OwnBackup – last week revealed as No. 102 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list – is bringing on a Salesforce veteran to accelerate the Fort Lee-based company’s product development and support its market expansion.

On Tuesday, OwnBackup announced Adrian Kunzle will serve as head of product and strategy for the cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery vendor.

In his role leading product innovation at the company, Kunzle will focus on building out OwnBackup’s enterprise-grade SaaS data protection and compliance platform, the company said.

“As cloud data security concerns for business-critical apps escalate, we are aggressively scaling the company so we can continue to set the standard for cloud data protection and meet intensifying market demand,” said OwnBackup Chief Executive Officer Sam Gutmann in a statement. “A proven industry leader with intimate knowledge of the Salesforce ecosystem, Adrian Kunzle will help drive our product strategy and ensure our solutions help make the world’s most secure SaaS platform even more secure.”

Adrian Kunzle, head of product and strategy, OwnBackup.

Kunzle previously served as executive vice president of platform products for Salesforce, where he launched Salesforce Shield. According to OwnBackup, building Platform Encryption into Shield, a first for the industry, put it in place for substantial adoption in regulated industries. Most recently he launched Salesforce DX and Salesforce Platform events.

“I am passionate about building elegant products that solve important business problems. After working closely with the OwnBackup leadership team over the last few years at Salesforce, I am already familiar with both the incredible products they’ve built and the inspiring corporate culture they’ve nurtured,” added Kunzle. “Joining at a critical inflection point in the company’s growth, I look forward to working closely with the team to exponentially expand its product set to help customers address a broad range of cloud data compliance and governance needs in the years to come.”

Prior to Salesforce, Kunzle was managing director and head of firm-wide engineering and architecture at JPMorgan Chase, where he built a Compute Back-Bone (one of the first and largest compute grids) and a Java-based Platform as a Service.