Justin Somaini, formerly Chief Information Security Officer for Yahoo and Symantec, has joined Box as the company’s first Chief Trust Officer. Niall Wall, also a veteran of Symantec, has joined as senior vice president of Business Development. Jeff Mannie joined Box as vice president and controller from PayPal, where he held leadership roles in finance. Karen Appleton is the company’s senior vice president of Global Alliances.
Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer, Box
As Chief Trust Officer, Mr. Somaini will be responsible for working globally and collaboratively across Box’s customer base, technical operations, business development teams, and partners.
Most recently, Mr. Somaini created and held the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Yahoo. Prior to Yahoo, he was CISO of Symantec. In addition to his roles at Yahoo and Symantec, Mr. Somaini was director of Information Security at Verisign and an advisor to Palo Alto Networks.
He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Drexel University.
Niall Wall, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Box
Mr. Wall will lead Box’s global business development organization, overseeing the company’s overall partnership strategy, relationships, and strategic alliances.
Most recently, Mr. Wall held senior leadership roles at Symantec, including VP and general manager of the Norton Data Services, VP of the Data Protection Group, and VP of Business Development and Alliances.
Prior to his roles at Symantec, Mr. Wall held product management and product marketing roles at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Jeff Mannie, VP and Controller, Box
As Controller, Jeff Mannie will oversee external reporting, financial policies and controls, global accounting and financial systems.
Prior to joining Box, Mr. Mannie was senior director, Global Controller at PayPal. Before PayPal, he held accounting and finance leadership roles at Integrated Device Technology and Comerica Bank. He is a CPA, an alumnus of Ernst & Young and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Karen Appleton, Senior Vice President of Global Alliances, Box
Karen Appleton, former vice president of Business Development at Box, has been promoted to a new role as senior vice president of Global Alliances.
In her new role, Ms. Appleton will oversee the company’s relationships with global customers and manage Box’s international expansion, government relations, and corporate social responsibility programs.
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