Backblaze expends Board of Directors with three new members

Backblaze announced the recent appointment of Jocelyn Carter-Miller, Barbara Nelson, and Rafael Torres to its Board of Directors.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Jocelyn, Barbara, and Rafael to our Board of Directors. We conducted an extensive search, and believe that each of our highly-referred new board members brings the right mix of industry experience and skills to help us navigate the road ahead,” said Gleb Budman, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Backblaze.

“Paired with their deep alignment to our culture, we’re confident that their appointment will help us to further drive momentum and achieve our long-term goals.”

Jocelyn Carter-Miller brings invaluable go-to-market scaling knowledge and deep board experience, having previously served as a board member for NETGEAR (over nine years), and currently on the boards of Principal Financial Group, Interpublic Group, and most recently, Arlo Technologies, in roles including Chair of the Finance Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee.

Previously, Carter-Miller was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Office Depot, Inc. Carter-Miller is a NACD Directorship 100 recipient. She will serve on various committees at Backblaze, including as Chair of the Compensation Committee.

Barbara Nelson is an experienced storage industry executive, with over 15 years of GM and P&L leadership in cloud services, SaaS businesses, and $3 billion+ divisions at companies including Western Digital and Quantum.

Nelson held the role of CEO twice, for Element Labs and NeoScale Systems, and has served on four corporate boards. She will also serve on various committees at Backblaze, including as Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Rafael Torres is a seasoned executive and experienced audit chair, with 20+ years as CFO of multiple high-growth tech companies. He is currently CFO at Redis Labs. Torres is also currently Audit Committee chair, and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee at Ubiquiti (seven years).

He will serve on various committees at Backblaze, including as Chair of the Audit Committee.

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