OwnBackup names new head of product and strategy

OwnBackup, a cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery vendor based in Fort Lee, announced Tuesday it has named Adrian Kunzle as head of product and strategy.

Kunzle,who has more than two decades of experience developing software and shaping technology strategy, will be tasked with accelerating OwnBackup’s product development and supporting its market expansion. He will also built out the company’s SaaS data protection and compliance platform.

“As cloud data security concerns for business-critical apps escalate, we are aggressively scaling the company so we can continue to set the standard for cloud data protection and meet intensifying market demand,” OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann said. “A proven industry leader with intimate knowledge of the Salesforce ecosystem, Adrian Kunzle will help drive our product strategy and ensure our solutions help make the world’s most secure SaaS platform even more secure.”

Kunzle most recently served as executive vice president of platform products at Salesforce. Previously, he was the managing director and head of firm-wide engineering and architecture at JPMorgan Chase. Before that, he held technology and architectural leadership roles at various financial institutions, including Bank One, Morgan Stanley and Walker Digital.

“I am passionate about building elegant products that solve important business problems. After working closely with the OwnBackup leadership team over the last few years at Salesforce, I am already familiar with both the incredible products they’ve built and the inspiring corporate culture they’ve nurtured,” added Kunzle. “Joining at a critical inflection point in the company’s growth, I look forward to working closely with the team to exponentially expand its product set to help customers address a broad range of cloud data compliance and governance needs in the years to come.”