Vanessa Wittman has officially joined the ranks of Dropbox as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to the new occupation she was a high ranking executive, SVP and CFO at Motorola Mobility, after it was acquired by Google in 2011 and during the first year of Lenovo’s ownership as well. Wittman has also worked as the CFO of Marsh & McLennan so quite an impressive CV there.
Motorola’s shifting fate is the sort of battle-hardening turmoil that distinguishes a professional so Dropbox could have scored big by roping Vanessa in their ranks. She will be taking the place of longstanding Dropbox CFO Sujay Jaswa, who has set the bar pretty high. The executive has been at the forefront of the company’s recent international expansion. He oversaw a process of increased cooperation with Microsoft, bringing tight integration with mobile Office applications and more recently a dedicated Windows Phone version.
Dropbox has also been experimenting with new services and acquiring startups to offer users new and exciting features. This whole process of development has resulted in a cumulative value of $10 billion for the cloud storage giant and more than 300 million users, so Wittman really needs to take off with a flying start to fill the shoes of her predecessor.