Christophe Culine Joins iPass as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Seasoned sales executive from Iron Mountain brings two decades of sales leadership and success in growing revenue
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — July 19, 2011 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for enterprises and service providers, today announced that Christophe Culine has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Culine brings two decades of experience in global sales and business development, with a track record for recruiting, building and leading high-performing global sales teams to drive revenue across several growth companies.
Before joining iPass, Culine was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Iron Mountain, an information management services company. At Iron Mountain he led the sales force for Iron Mountain Digital, the company’s Storage-as-a-Service solutions division. Prior to Iron Mountain, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales at Mimosa, which was acquired by Iron Mountain in 2010. Culine also held sales leadership positions at Mirapoint, Fortinet, Qualys and Network Computing Devices (NCD) in Europe and North America. Culine also brings a strong knowledge of enterprise mobility and growth having led the early sales initiatives and growth at GoRemote (GRIC).
“Christophe is a key addition to the iPass team as we increase the pace of adoption of our Open Mobile Platform, and I expect that he will have an immediate and positive impact on further developing and executing a well-coordinated sales strategy focused on revenue growth,” said Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of iPass. “Christophe is known for his strong enterprise communication background and excellence in execution. His discipline, methodology and proven skills as a sales veteran will be a great asset for the company as we capitalize on the growing enterprise mobility market opportunity.”
“iPass has a great opportunity in front of it in driving enterprise mobility forward with its Fortune 1000 customer base,” said Culine. “I believe that we are uniquely positioned with a compelling technology advantage in the market. I look forward to leading the sales effort and continuing to grow a strong customer base for iPass.”
Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) manages mobile connectivity for large enterprises and global service providers through mobility and cloud services. With thousands of enterprise customers, iPass is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services which simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing IT with the visibility and control necessary to support the demands of the enterprise workforce. iPass also provides in-country and international Wi-Fi off-load and roaming services robust enough to support both the business and mass market requirements of service providers. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.