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Ripcord Snags Sales Leadership, with Deep Industry Ties, to Fuel Customer Growth

Ripcord, the world’s first robotic digitization company dedicated to creating a truly paperless workplace, today announced the appointment of Christopher Blake as the company’s senior vice president of sales. The news continues the trend of industry experts flocking to Ripcord following its recent notable appointments of Patrick Dennis, Ahson Ahmad, Jason Likinsand Alan Brotmanto Ripcord’s senior leadership team. This latest appointment will enable Ripcord to bring its portfolio of robotic digitization solutions to a wider market by strengthening customer acquisition strategies and developing deeper engagements in sales relationships.

Blake joins Ripcord after previously working for Iron Mountain, Dell/EMC, Oracle, OpenText and Quantum. He brings extensive experience leading sales teams in data management, information governance, IT hardware systems and complex software sales.

Blake will initially be responsible for managing the company’s sales and marketing direction as well as driving revenue. Longer term, he will also be responsible for building a sales team capable of managing a fast-growing customer base and developing a thriving pipeline. He will focus on Ripcord’s annual sales and marketing goals to achieve the company’s financial objectives and expand a global customer base with the latest Ripcord digital transformational portfolio of solutions.

“As the world’s first robotic digitization company, we’re building a sales team that can build excitement around what our products and services can do for our customers on a practical basis. We believe Chris is the person to do that,” said Alex Fielding, founder and iCEO, Ripcord. “We’re proud to see senior leadership from across our industry coalescing here at Ripcord and we know that’s because of what we’re doing at every level; from the technology we’re building, to the team we’re assembling and the customer community we are attracting.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in this industry and Ripcord is now the name that everyone is talking about. Right out of the gate, they’ve been doing things here that no else is doing,” said Blake. “The company has a strong position in the market as it is, and I see it as a welcomed challenge to keep pushing growth and building relationships, day-in and day-out.”

Ripcord is actively pursuing new customers and partners around the world, especially in the United States, that want to benefit from Ripcord’s unique approach to robotic digitization and content enrichment on our SaaS platform. To learn more, please contact sales@ripcord.com for more details or visit ripcord.com.

About Ripcord

Ripcord is transforming the $25 billion records management industry through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable on the cloud and integrated into existing enterprise systems. Ripcord is based in Hayward, Calif. and has raised $65 million from leading investors including Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Baidu, Lux Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Steve Wozniak, Legend Star, and Icon Ventures. To learn more about Ripcord: www.ripcord.com and follow the company on Twitter @getripcord.

To learn more about Ripcord visit www.ripcord.com

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