Egnyte launches in Europe: Why the CEO believes the time is right

Enterprise file-sharing platform provider Egnyte has today announced significant expansion in Europe, hiring a general manager and opening up a London branch.

The company has moved Mark Rattley to the top EMEA job, with the former EMC vice president of sales coming on board as vice president and general manager for the new Egnyte Europe.

Egynte isn’t just looking to London for expansion however, with a data centre previously opened in the Netherlands, as well as a 25-strong design and engineering team based in Poland.

Vineet Jain is the CEO and co-founder of Egnyte. Having worked in the States for over 20 years, a style that he describes as a “little slow and deliberate” means that it’s taken this long for his company to expand outside of the US.

Yet the Egnyte CEO has legitimate reasons for this reticence, telling CloudTech that he had stedfastly refused the board …