Backblaze appoints Tom MacMitchell as new General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer

Tom MacMitchell (pictured) is the new General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Backblaze, leading cloud storage company.

MacMitchell brings extensive experience as General Counsel, including heading the legal department for both public and private companies. Most recently, he led legal matters at Quantenna Communications, a high performance Wi-Fi solutions provider. At Quantenna, he also helped lead the company’s initial public offering, and subsequently its successful sale to a Fortune 500 company. Prior to Quantenna, he was General Counsel at Intematix Corporation, led the corporate legal team—including governance, employment, international, and merger and acquisitions matters—at Brocade Communications, and served as outside counsel to various public and private technology companies at a leading Silicon Valley law firm. Prior to law school, he worked for a global, leading management and technology consulting firm. MacMitchell received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and a Juris Doctorate in law from the University of California at Davis.

“Backblaze is an exciting, innovative company with high growth potential, and I’m proud to join Gleb and the leadership team as we drive the business forward to leverage new opportunities,” said MacMitchell.

The company also announced the appointments of Frank Patchel as Chief Financial Officer.

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