The Honorable Gregory W. Slayton, early investor in Google and Salesforce, joins Bloombase Advisory Board
Sunnyvale, California – October 8, 2014 - Bloombase is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honorable Gregory Winston Slayton, an early investor in Google and Salesforce.com as a member of its Advisory Board. Bloombase will benefit from Mr. Slayton’s guidance on strategies for achieving international growth, advancing its leadership position in enterprise data security on an unmatched scale, and future-proofed for next generation infrastructure changes.
"We are so excited. Mr. Slayton's success as an early stage technology investor, leadership in running high growth technology businesses, extensive network of relationships in the public and private sectors, and valuable strategic insights, makes him an excellent addition to the Bloombase Advisory Board," said Sean Xiang, Bloombase CEO.
Bloombase drives a game changing approach, leveraging its software-defined architecture to encrypt all enterprise at-rest data in storage domain, with data migration to virtual infrastructures, big data (particularly unstructured data) and cloud. The extension of at-rest data security coverage in heterogeneous environments becomes critical, and highlights Bloombase's innovation.
"Enterprise data security has become a high stakes endeavor globally and a key success factor for all global companies. Today we see persistent security breaches and regulatory compliance playing catchup: it is a huge market looking for the right solutions" said Mr. Slayton, "The market requires a sustainable, comprehensive solution that is robust, fast and agile. I look forward to supporting and advising Bloombase on taking on this challenge."
Mr. Slayton has had a storied career across the globe, running technology growth businesses in Silicon Valley, notching some huge wins in early stage high tech investing, serving his country as a senior US diplomat, and giving back to the next generation as an Ivy League Professor. Starting as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, Mr. Slayton went on to serve as President/CEO of a number of successful technology companies. Through Slayton Capital, a private venture firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia, he has been an early investor in a number of high growth technology companies including Google and Salesforce. From 2005-2009, Mr. Slayton served as the United States Chief of Mission to Bermuda. Currently, Mr. Slayton augments his investment activities, and shares his deep international business experience as a trusted mentor and visiting professor at Peking University and various Ivy League business schools.
Mr. Slayton is Chairman of the Slayton Family Foundation, the Fellowship of Fathers Foundations, both of which are non-profit charities. He earned a BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Dartmouth College and an MA in Asian Studies as a US Fulbright Scholar to Asia. He also earned an MBA (Honors) from the Harvard Business School.
Bloombase is a worldwide provider and leading innovator in Next Generation Enterprise Data Security. Bloombase provides turnkey, non-disruptive, defense in-depth data protection against dynamic cyber threats from Physical/Virtual Data center, through Big Data and to the Cloud. Bloombase is the trusted standard for Global 500 scale organizations that have zero tolerance policy for security breaches. For more information, visit http://www.bloombase.com
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