Cisco executive Padamsree Warrior joins Box board


Online storage provider Box has appointed Cisco Systems senior executive Padmasree Warrior to its board of directors, the company said, as it gears up for its anticipated stock market flotation.

Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, is the latest high-profile tech executive to join Box, following on the heels of Gary Reiner, former General Electric chief information officer and Dana Evan, a former Verisign executive.

Wall Street sources told Reuters in November Box had chosen a syndicate of banks including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse Group and JP Morgan Chase & Co to lead the initial public offering.

The sources said the IPO will mostly likely take place in the coming few months.

Aaron Levie, Box’s 29-year-old chief executive, said in a statement that Warrior possessed expertise in building large technology companies and distributing and competing in “dynamic markets.”

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