LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box (NYSE:BOX) today announced that 25-year IT industry veteran Paul Chapman has joined the company as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for driving a broad range of IT initiatives to support the company’s more than 1,200 employees worldwide and customer base of 47,000 organizations. Chapman, most recently CIO of HP Software for Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), brings a track record of leadership in optimizing business operations and driving productivity across global workforces.
“Paul has demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout his career in managing IT as a strategic asset and growth lever,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “His proven ability in creating initiatives that build business value and support employees, customers and partners will be invaluable as we continue to scale and create transformative software that helps businesses become digital enterprises.”
“As every organization in every industry is looking to power new ways of working, Box has a tremendous opportunity to be the platform of choice that will enable more productive workforces and improved customer and partner experiences,” said Paul Chapman. “As we scale, I’m committed to setting up the business capability platforms and applications for this new chapter of the company and supporting the work we’re doing to transform the way people and organizations work.”
As Box’s CIO, Chapman brings a unique view of IT innovation and a deep understanding of technical strategy and transformation. Most recently, as the CIO of HP Software for HP, Chapman was responsible for the IT organization supporting the development and delivery of IT solutions for HP Software and for defining and managing deployment of the HP global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards and data services.
Prior to HP, Chapman served as Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations and Vice President of Enterprise Applications at VMware and has held leadership roles at Affymetrix and Sun Microsystems. Chapman has a track record of accomplishments founded on strong team building, solid program management disciplines and outside-in thinking. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.
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Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.