Box's board of directors has a prominent new member from the old guard of the enterprise-focused Silicon Valley establishment.
Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer, is the now the ninth member of the private company's board, most of which is made up of Box executives and venture capitalists.
Other external C-level executives include Gary Reiner, the former CIO of General Electric, and Dana Evan, the founding CFO of Verisign.
Previously chief technology officer at Motorola, CEO Aaron Levie hinted in a blog post on Wednesday that Warrior's extensive experience in mobile could be a motivating factor for her enlistment:
With the rise of cloud and mobile technologies, we are at the beginning of a once-in-a-generation technology shift in the enterprise, and Padma's expertise will be invaluable as Box evolves and scales to help businesses everywhere navigate this transition. She has a keen sense of what the future of work will look like, and I'm excited to work with her as we establish Box's role in powering that future.
Box has been making a number of leadership additions lately, not just only to the company's board but also establishing a collective of advisors from a diverse swath of industries and backgrounds.
Earlier this week, the Los Altos, Calif.-headquartered brand revealed it had tapped Aneesh Chopra, first CTO of the United States, and Glen Tullman, former CEO of electronic healthcare solutions provider Allscripts, as special advisors for consultation around the cloud company's evolving healthcare industry game plan.
One of the more attention-grabbing recruits who signed on last summer was former Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky, who served as president of the Windows division before he left the Redmond, Wash.-based corporation in 2012.
Additionally, while many analysts see Box's youthful leadership as a benefit with a fresh perspective in the enterprise software field, having more seasoned advisors and board members will certainly help sell Box's expected IPO on Wall Street soon.
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