Cloud Email Provider Expands U.S. Presence

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email for cloud providers, has turned its sights on expansion in the U.S. by hiring a senior vice president of sales and general manager Americas.

Bob Pacheco was area vice president (AVP), broadband and wireless at Openwave since 2007 and joins Open-Xchange immediately based in San Francisco. Open-Xchange also plans to open an office in the greater San Francisco Bay area as part of its focus on the U.S. telecommunications market. The company has grown to more than 40 million users worldwide in 2011 — an increase of nearly 70 percent year-over-year.

“Bob brings to Open-Xchange a wealth of knowledge of the multiple system operator (MSO) market and more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry,“ said Frank Hoberg, founder and executive vice president sales, Open-Xchange. “Bringing a strong leader into our sales organization is part of our plan for organic growth and a foundation for additional expansion activities.”

Prior to Openwave, Pacheco was senior vice president of worldwide sales at Azaire Networks, a Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) company. He has a Bachelors in Engineering degree from Pratt Institute in New York.

Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar and contact functionality — with advanced document management capabilities — into a single, intuitive interface. Unique Social OX features give users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts right within the application. Users can automatically add contact details from social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn into a single Open-Xchange address book and even manage their information anywhere and with virtually any device via Open-Xchange’s mobility solution.

About Open-Xchange

For more than a decade, Open-Xchange has been delivering innovative, cost-effective, open source collaboration alternatives for email, calendar, contacts and document management. The company is a pioneer in SaaS (software as a service) and now a leading business-class email and collaboration cloud application, which provides integration with social and business networks, as well as mobile access. Open-Xchange is used by the largest web host providers in the world, as well as on-premises by some 3,500 businesses, governments and educational institutions. Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit