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EVault Names Brett Flinchum as Vice President of Worldwide Operations

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Experienced Customer Service Executive Joins EVault to Manage Support, Services and Operations</i> </p>

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

EVault Names Brett Flinchum as Vice President of Worldwide Operations

04:00 EDT Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) -- EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ: STX), today announced the appointment of Brett Flinchum as vice president of worldwide operations. Flinchum, a seasoned business leader with more than 15 years of operations experience, will lead EVault's worldwide operations department, which is responsible for business services, IT operations, technical support, customer and expert services.

Brett Flinchum, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at EVault (Photo: Business Wire)

Brett Flinchum, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at EVault (Photo: Business Wire)

“Brett brings the perfect blend of experience and vision to oversee our worldwide operations and take it to the next level,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager of EVault. “Over the course of his career he has excelled in building and streamlining high-performing customer service and operations teams, skills that will help EVault continue to deliver world-class service to our tens of thousands of customers across the globe.”

Prior to joining EVault, Flinchum was COO at MegaPath Corporation, formerly Covad Communications, where he headed the company's critical operations from the startup stage to nearly $600 million in revenue and led the merger of the two companies in 2010. His tenure saw the creation and deployment of automated customer provisioning and support platforms that not only served as a competitive advantage for Covad, but also helped revolutionize the industry. Under Flinchum's leadership, Covad won the 2006 NeuStar “Customer First” Award, given to NeuStar customers who successfully package and deliver telecommunication and IP services utilizing NeuStar services. Flinchum also brings to EVault his ability to find innovative ways to optimize data center costs while delivering value added services that customers desire.

The hiring of Flinchum coincides with the unveiling of EVault's customer experience management (CEM) vision, which will streamline customer touchpoints and deliver satisfaction across the entire spectrum of interactions between EVault and its 43,000 customers. To drive this transformation, EVault has created a new CEM group, designed to deliver the best customer experience in the market, and a new operations department headed by Flinchum and tasked with ensuring EVault delivers on the promise of CEM.

“Customer delight should be the core concentration of any business. As a leading provider of managed services, EVault has always placed a strong emphasis on its customer relations, which is something I've noticed and admired from afar,” said Flinchum. “I see significant opportunities for us to bolster EVault's already strong customer relationships and processes as we continue to establish ourselves as one of the leading cloud software providers in the world.”

About EVault

More than 43,000 companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and recovery services. Delivered by a team of data recovery experts and using the very best cloud-connected technology, EVault backup solutionsseamlessly integrate on-premise and online backup data protection for fast, local data access and ensured cloud disaster recovery. Optimized for distributed environments and backed by an ironclad cloud, EVault technology also powers the offerings of cloud services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others. EVault is a Seagate Company.

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Copyright 2013 EVault, Inc. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. EVault and cloud-connected are either trademarks or registered trademarks of EVault, Inc., or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

for EVault, Inc.
Darren Weiss, 1-415-625-8555

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