Box today announced it is opening a full-scale office in New York City to expand its global presence and better serve its fast-growing enterprise customer base. The company also announced that Adam Ross has joined Box to lead the company’s financial services team as a part of the Box for Industries initiative.
Mr. Ross, who will be based in New York City, will be responsible for driving Box’s strategy in the financial services industry, speeding adoption of Box’s secure content collaboration platform with banks, insurance companies, and investment and advisory firms globally.
“Leading financial firms and their IT organizations are recognizing that transitioning to the cloud offers more than just increased productivity; it can also transform workflows, deepen customer relationships and yield valuable insights into their content”
"Now more than ever, the most highly regulated industries - from financial services to healthcare - require modern digital technologies that accelerate business and deal with outdated compliance procedures, new regulations, and cybersecurity threats," said Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder, Box. "We're thrilled to be building out a presence on the East Coast where we'll continue hiring the best talent to bring our secure enterprise cloud platform to customers with the most strict technology needs and requirements."
Box’s New York City office will serve new and existing customers headquartered throughout the Northeast across all major industries, including financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail and not-for-profit. Among Box’s more than 47,000 customers today, Greater New York City Area customers include General Electric, KKR & Co. L.P., Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co., Lord & Taylor, Saks Incorporated, Universal Music Group, AMC, Comcast, The Related Companies, Cushman & Wakefield, Mount Sinai Health System, and Teach for America, among others.
Opening in the fall, Box NYC will include talented employees from across different departments and functions at Box, all focused on the common goal of revolutionizing how organizations collaborate and engage with their most important content.
Adam Ross, Managing Director, Box for Financial Services
Mr. Ross brings more than 20 years of financial services industry experience to Box. Most recently, Ross was VP of Global Corporate Solutions at NASDAQ, where he helped lead the development and delivery of a state-of-the-art, cloud-based suite of products and services to thousands of global customers.
Launched in February 2015 as part of Box for Industries, Box for Financial Services has driven adoption with customers such as KKR & Co. L.P., Nationwide Insurance, AAA and Encore Capital. Box for Financial Services combines several tailored solutions and product enhancements, including Retention Management, Watermarking, and Enterprise Key Management.
"Leading financial firms and their IT organizations are recognizing that transitioning to the cloud offers more than just increased productivity; it can also transform workflows, deepen customer relationships and yield valuable insights into their content," said Adam Ross. “I'm excited to join Aaron and the Box team to grow Box for Financial Services and help organizations transform the way they work and collaborate, all within a secure and compliant cloud ecosystem."
Earlier in his career, Ross also served as General Manager of Bloomberg Financial, LLP, where he grew its global trading software business from zero to 85 firms, while managing strategic customer alliances. He has also held leadership positions at Raymond James Financial and Volpe Brown Whelan.