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Spanning Cloud Apps Announces New Vice President of Marketing

Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc., the leading provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications and creators of Spanning Backup for Google Apps, announces the appointment of Melanie Meyer Sommer as vice president of marketing. Sommer is responsible for building and driving awareness of Spanning’s brand, while generating demand for the company’s enterprise-class data protection solutions for Google Apps and Salesforce.com.

Sommer has a proven track record as a creative and passionate leader and brings over 20 years of marketing, sales and communications experience to Spanning. She has worked at business-to-business marketing agencies, early-stage technology startups and some of the world’s largest technology companies. She has driven successful brand and marketing programs with leaders including Motorola, IBM/Tivoli, Sun Microsystems, Compaq Computer Corporation and Waveset.

"Melanie’s extensive background covers all aspects of innovative marketing and she brings exceptional enterprise security, cloud and compliance expertise to Spanning," says Jeff Erramouspe, CEO and president, Spanning. "She is a great new addition to the executive team and will play an integral role in the company as we expand our product offerings."

Most recently, Sommer led the marketing communications and market development teams for SailPoint where she helped launch the company and establish it as the market-leading identity and access management vendor.

"Spanning’s innovative technology allows customers to have reliable backup and recovery of their Google Apps and Salesforce data," said Sommer. "I’m excited about working with Jeff and the razor-sharp team they’ve assembled. Spanning is uniquely positioned to help enterprises keep their data protected, their business compliant and their employees productive. I look forward to growing the company’s global market presence."

Sommer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin.

The top-rated solution on the Google Apps Marketplace, Spanning Backup, provides powerful, reliable, enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps and Salesforce.com. With the recent introduction of Spanning Backup for Salesforce, the company is expanding its portfolio to protect more SaaS application data. Since its founding in 2010, Spanning has helped thousands of organizations and tens of thousands of users backup and restore their business-critical data.

About Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spanning was created with a singular purpose – to help companies protect and manage their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, reliable, enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps and Salesforce.com.

The top-rated backup solution on the Google Apps Marketplace, Spanning Backup is the most reliable and respected cloud-to-cloud backup solution for IT decision-makers.

Try Spanning Backup with a 14-day free trial: http://spanning.com/try-it-now/ or Google Apps Marketplace

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