Unitrends Announces Jessica Flanagan as Vice President of Human Resources Veteran HR executive to play key role in backup and recovery leader's talent acquisition and growth strategy
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced Jessica Flanagan as the company's vice president of human resources (HR). Flanagan will be responsible for defining and driving Unitrends' overall HR strategy. In this role, she will partner with Unitrends' seasoned executive team to drive organizational design and growth, talent acquisition and management, and benefits and compensation planning.
Flanagan comes to Unitrends with a strong background in both high-growth and change management cultures. Prior to joining Unitrends, Flanagan held a variety of senior HR leadership positions, including at companies such as Zipcar, Nokia and Stratus Technologies. In these roles, she led the design, development and implementation of organization-wide talent processes and drove effect growth and change. In her early career, Flanagan drove expansion in startups like Aware, Inc., Virtual Ink Corporation and Idealab.
"Jessica's 15 years of experience and established business acumen will enable us to connect key HR initiatives to strategic corporate objectives," said Mike Coney, president and CEO, Unitrends. "Jessica is a proven leader who understands how to execute the right strategy for lasting success and growth. She will be an invaluable asset to our team as we continue our mission to recruit and retain top talent to fuel the best backup and recovery solutions in the industry."
With Flanagan on board, Unitrends will continue to build upon its rapid growth strategy. Q3 2013 marked the company's 19th consecutive quarter of record growth, driven by a 72 percent increase in bookings, Q3 2013 over Q3 2012. The tremendous increase in quarter-over-quarter bookings thus far in 2013 puts Unitrends on pace to achieve the best year in the company's 24-year history. Unitrends has added more than 1,100 customers worldwide this year alone and is rapidly expanding its staff to match this explosive growth. Since Jan. 1, 2013, the company has added 125 new employees and continues to hire across all functional areas.
"Unitrends' high-velocity culture, rapid growth and reputation of excellence drew me to this position," said Flanagan. "I look forward to contributing to Unitrends' unrivaled success by pairing the right mix of talent with an organizational growth strategy that will power the company for years to come."
For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.
The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others). Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends' regionally-based support team boasts a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.