Nottebohm said part of her role will be to sell this new model for Dropbox to its customers. She expects the idea of helping users combine data and tasks from different places into one workspace will have a strong appeal to customers who have to switch amongÂ various apps in their work and personal lives.
â€œAs a mother myÂ whole day is fragmented, and I am constantly switching frames,â€ she said.Â â€œThe vision of de-cluttering in a work environment is a very powerful message. We see in our customers that they are constantly changing frames and topics.â€
Dropboxâ€™s revenue growth is projectedÂ by analystsÂ to slow over the next two years and the stock remains below its 2018 IPO price, with shares down aboutÂ 30% in the past 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Drew HoustonÂ is looking for ways to broaden theÂ businessÂ from a file-sharing app toÂ a larger slice of the overall market for productivity software.Â
At Google Cloud, Nottebohm was a vice president responsible forÂ sales to small- and medium-sized businesses, among other duties. Former COO Dennis Woodside left DropboxÂ in SeptemberÂ 2018 after working on projects like expanding the companyâ€™s sales force to target larger customers and building its own cloud to wean much of its data storage from Amazon.com Inc.â€™s Amazon Web Services cloud unit. When Woodside left, the company said the role wouldnâ€™t be filled.Â
Nottebohmâ€™s hiring is the latest in a series of executive changes at Dropbox in the past year. Last month, Chief Customer Officer Yamini Rangan stepped down. In October, Chief Technology Officer Quentin Clark left and was replaced byÂ Bharat Mediratta and the company named Timothy Young as senior vice president for core product.Â
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