Dropsuite announced three new hires for its executive leadership team in 2022: Manoj Kalyanaraman (CTO), Frederique van de Poll (Global Head of HR) and Ricky Frey (Global Support Manager).
Dropsuite, a leading cloud data backup and archiving platform, announced three new executive members to its leadership team: Manoj Kalyanaraman (CTO), Frederique van de Poll (Head of HR), and Ricky Frey (Global Support Manager).
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“We are thrilled to welcome Manoj, Frederique and Ricky to the Dropsuite team,” says Dropsuite’s CEO Charif El-Ansari. “They all have the leadership and the track record to take our strong performance and highly engaged team to yet another level. Dropsuite is in an exceptional position to continue to drive growth, delight our partners and customers and achieve our strategic objectives.”
Manoj Kalyanaraman, Chief Technology Officer (CTO):
Manoj has over 20 years of experience in engineering, strategic innovation, and global leadership. Prior to joining Dropsuite, Manoj worked at BitTitan as the VP of Product and Engineering, where he contributed to the transformation of the mail migration platform into a full-service M365 and Google Workspaces assessment and migration platform. He was the site leader of BitTitan Singapore in 2021 and led the company to rank fourth in the best workplaces ranking by the “Great Places to Work” Institute among tech companies in Singapore. Over the past decade as an engineering leader, he has built and led product engineering teams across APAC and the USA, including previous roles at Intuit and Mindtree. Manoj will lead the global engineering at Dropsuite from Singapore.
“Dropsuite has entered a high growth phase, having demonstrated stellar results over the past few years,” says Manoj. “I look forward to the challenge of building a world-class SaaS company in the business continuity and data retention space and scaling the global engineering team. I am especially attracted to the high-performance, strong ownership work culture that Dropsuite has maintained with a highly engaged workforce.”
Frederique van de Poll, Global Head of HR:
Frederique joins Dropsuite with a wealth of global HR leadership experience. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she started her career at the Dutch Ministry of Health. In 2017, she moved to Asia, where she worked as the HR manager for the Hollandse School Limited Singapore, before taking on the head of HR role to help scale Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, a SaaS company. Frederique has a master’s degree in Work and Organisational Psychology
“I developed a weak spot for entrepreneurs in the software industry, as their passion for the products and motivation to grow are just extremely contagious,” says Frederique. “Dropsuite is full of those passionate and ‘hungry owners’ – it’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of this journey.”
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Ricky Frey, Global Support Manager:
Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, Ricky will be joining the Dropsuite team with over a decade of experience in SaaS systems and support. He previously led Americas Support, Customer Success at BitTitan. One of his primary goals at Dropsuite will be continuing the award-winning level of service that the support team is already known for, while expanding the team’s capabilities to further delight and engage Dropsuite’s partner base.
On choosing Dropsuite, Ricky says: “I was blown away by the company culture, and the vision the business leadership has to execute on.”