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Beach promoted to CTO role at Backblaze

Cloud storage vendor Backblaze has promoted from within its own ranks a new CTO for the company in Dr. Brian Beach, who has spent over nine years at the firm serving as a Distinguished Engineer.

Beach’s pre-Backblaze experiences include notable stints at TiVo, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett-Packard. 

Gleb Budman, Backblaze CEO and Chairperson of the Board, said: “Brian Beach has an extraordinary ability to lead architectural strategy and define the technologies and systems that Backblaze will use to meet the needs of our business and our customers today and into the future.”

The company’s previous CTO, Brian Wilson, will remain at Backblaze and will become an Inveterate Software Engineer, as well as serve in an advisory CTO capacity until the end of the year.

Wilson added: “I am confident and happy to pass the torch to Brian Beach who will continue to execute on the company’s ambitious goals. I look forward to continuing to work with him as well as the rest of the amazing team here at Backblaze.”