Huddle has announced that founder and chief executive Alastair Mitchell has stepped down as CEO and will be replaced by Morten Brøgger (pictured), who was previously CEO of cloud firm MACH.
Brøgger helped MACH secure a sale to Syniverse in 2013 for $715m, and is seen as having a strong track record of helping cloud-focused firms to grow in their markets.
The move to change the leadership at Huddle comes after it secured a sizeable $51m Series D round of funding at the end of 2014, setting it up for major growth and expansion.
Mitchell said this funding round made it necessary to overhaul the leadership of Huddle in order to ensure it can build from the strong position it has created.
"As Huddle starts on the next phase of its journey, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring someone of Brøgger‘s caliber on board to strengthen the already exceptional team we’ve built,” Mitchell said.
“His skills and experience will enable us to capitalise on the incredible position we have built as a pioneer and leader in the cloud collaboration space over the past years and continue to grow exponentially.
Brøgger said Huddle was well placed for major growth having managed to create a clear niche for itself in the market,
“Rather than focus on simple file synchronization and sharing, which is now a low value commodity, Huddle has differentiated itself by focusing on collaboration and solving the real issue faced by enterprises: working together effectively,” he said.
"This stands Huddle in good stead for the years ahead and I’m keen to take the helm as we accelerate our growth and become the undisputed cloud collaboration leader.”
Brøgger will be based in San Francisco, despite Huddle being headquartered in London.
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