Thru Managed File Transfer Expands Presence in EMEA
London, United Kingdom, August 30, 2013 – Thru, Inc., a global leader in cloud-based managed file transfer (MFT) solutions, is expanding its presence in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Thru offers a comprehensive managed file transfer platform and FTP replacement enabling the exchange of files without size or file type restrictions. Thru welcomes new team member Ian Snead as Head of Sales EMEA to support the continuous effort toward cloud MFT innovation.
With over 15 years of experience selling software and services, Snead brings a strong commercial awareness and technical knowhow. Snead joins Thru from vzaar, a business video platform where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Snead has also held sales management positions for WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), where he built strategic partnerships and drove growth for visual effects company Tyrell.
From Thru’s new European headquarters based in London, Snead’s team can react faster and service the growing demands more efficiently. “For the past decade, Thru Inc. has been entrusted to protect and deliver data for some of the world’s largest and highly regulated organizations. That speaks volumes for the people of this company, and I am delighted and energized to be leading European sales operations. Together with my team, we will further increase our presence in this diverse region and strengthen our relationship with customers to provide them with more innovative services,” said Snead. Under his leadership, Thru also plans to build strategic partnerships in EMEA utilizing the Thru MFT Platform as a Service (PaaS). Snead’s efforts will provide new revenue opportunities to ISV partners through incorporating secure file transfer capabilities to their software products.
Ian Snead will play a key role in Thru’s continued growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “When it became obvious that expansion was inevitable in EMEA, I immediately thought of Ian Snead. Having known Ian for almost 15 years, I know what he can do and how he serves his customers,” said Lee Harrison, CEO of Thru. “Ian’s past success in many sales and leadership roles in startups and ongoing technology companies is a pattern I want to repeat in our EMEA operation. I am so pleased that the timing worked out for Thru and Ian, and we could make this leap. We see EMEA as a growth opportunity for Thru with our solid base of operations and customer success. With Ian on board, I am confident that our customers and partners in EMEA will be well served going forward.”
Thru, Inc. is a global leader in cloud-based managed file transfer, trusted to distribute and manage information quickly and securely across the globe. Handling millions of transactions while serving many industries including software, financial services, architecture, and manufacturing, Thru has numerous enterprise installations in over 70 countries. Thru’s platform services such as FTP replacement, secure dropbox, and mobile file sharing allow businesses and enterprises to securely manage the flow of data.