New President Radically Alters Dropbox’s Leadership Structure

George PaulExecutive Moves

Editorial Credit: Dropbox

Late last week, Dropbox made a key change to its leadership scheme by promoting Timothy Young to President of the smart workspace and cloud storage company. Young, who had recently served as the SVP and GM of Core Dropbox, will continue to report to the company’s Co-Founder and CEO, Drew Houston.

In his new role, Young will oversee day-to-day business operations, including the product, engineering, design teams. He will also be in charge of the go-to-market teams as COO Olivia Nottebohm will now report to him.

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This change is an important step for Dropbox, as the company believes the new leadership and reporting structure will ensure alignment across the newly combined organizations and speed up decision-making and execution across the company. The company also hopes this new structure will allow its CEO to focus more time on long-term strategy and innovation.

Young initially joined the Dropbox team in October 2019. Before Dropbox, Young founded and ran multiple successful companies including Hidden Hand Capital and enterprise collaboration platform Socialcast, which was acquired by VMware. After the acquisition, he joined VMware as VP of Product & Engineering, where he helped scale VMware’s global mobile and end-user computing teams to over 1,000 people.

In a blog post, the Dropbox team said, “Timothy’s commitment to our customers, passion for the company and our products, and deep connection to our mission have made him a trusted leader and close partner to Drew. He’s an excellent technologist and a passionate entrepreneur, with a sophisticated understanding of our business and industry landscape.”

The company went on to say, “Our opportunity has never been bigger to solve new problems for our customers. We’re excited for Timothy’s new role, and look forward to continuing on our mission to design a more enlightened way of working.”


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