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Axcient Drives Rapid Growth with New VP of Sales

Mark Swendsen to Lead Sales at 7th Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 12, 2013 – Axcient, the leading cloud platform for eliminating data loss and ensuring applications are always up and running, today announced the appointment of Mark Swendsen as Vice President of Sales. Swendsen previously achieved 400% sales growth at ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) and now leads Axcient’s sales strategy and partner programs, working closely with resellers and managed service providers to grow their revenues and increase Axcient’s market reach.

“Mark is a phenomenal addition to the leadership team and brings years of experience in rapidly growing sales at a global scale. Mark will play a key role as we continue to take on the legacy enterprise backup providers. We are excited to have him on board as we execute on our next phase of growth.” – Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient

Swendsen comes to Axcient with 15 years of experience and a proven record of accelerating revenue growth domestically and globally. Prior to Axcient, Swendsen was Vice President of Sales for Service Providers at ShoreTel, growing the company’s managed service earnings by 400% over three years and playing a key role in the company’s successful IPO. Previously, he served as ShoreTel’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and grew quarterly EMEA revenue by 800% in less than three years.

About Axcient

Axcient is an entirely new type of cloud platform that eliminates data loss, keeps applications up and running, and makes sure that IT infrastructures never go down. Designed for today’s always-on business, Axcient replaces legacy backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery software and hardware, and reduces the amount of expensive copy data in an organization by as much as 80%. By mirroring an entire business in the cloud, Axcient makes it simple to access and restore data from any device, failover IT systems, and virtualize your entire office with a click – all from a single duplicated copy. Trusted by thousands of businesses to store and protect more than 10 billion files and applications, Axcient maximizes productivity, reduces cost, and eliminates risk. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.

Mark Swendsen to Lead Sales at 7th Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley and drive rapid growth.

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