CAMPBELL, Calif. – May 15, 2012 - YouSendIt, Inc., today announced it has appointed Brad Garlinghouse as chief executive officer and chairman of its board of directors. A former senior executive who led key groups at both Yahoo! and AOL, Garlinghouse is a proven leader with a track record of driving significant results.
"Brad’s capabilities are well known to Silicon Valley, public market investors and the leading technology companies worldwide. He appreciates the loyalty of our users, our contagious growth and the massive global opportunity for YouSendIt," said Brian Jacobs, founder and general partner, Emergence Capital.
"YouSendIt is a rare gem – it has quietly built the leading business in this space by focusing on execution. Used within a whopping 98% of the Fortune 500 and with more than 30 million registered users – the company is well positioned to continue its dramatic growth," said Garlinghouse. "YouSendIt has already demonstrated a track record of solid financial growth. I’m proud to lead YouSendIt into this next phase."
YouSendIt generated record revenue in 2011, up 61 percent over the prior year. Growth was driven by deployments in organizations such as AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Clorox Services Company, The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, JWT, Sesame Workshop and the State of Alaska.
Garlinghouse has previously served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, one of the world’s largest providers of VoIP services. Under his direction, the company’s user base grew from just over 2 million to 14.5 million, and he successfully diversified revenue sources from advertising to premium services. Earlier in his career, he led venture capital investments in software, communications and SaaS businesses at @Ventures. He also has held product and marketing leadership positions at @Home Network, TCI Internet Services and SBC Communications.
Garlinghouse received a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas. In addition to YouSendIt, he serves on the boards of Animoto and CloudOn.
Garlinghouse replaces Ivan Koon, who is stepping down after successfully building the company over the past six years.
Connect with Garlinghouse on Twitter at @bgarlinghouse.
Founded in 2004, YouSendIt was working in the cloud before the term was even coined. At first the service was a simple way to send the large attachments that email couldn’t process, but has since grown to become a robust suite of online file storage and management capabilities. Today, the company serves 40 million registered users across 193 countries and 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Aside from offering professionals an easy-to-use collaboration solution, YouSendIt’s renowned reliability, untouched data security and endless innovation make it the go-to solution for businesses, big and small.