(Zaragoza, Spain) eBox Technologies is proud to announce that Javi Vázquez will join the company as Chief Operating Officer, starting 10th of March, 2009. In this newly-created position, Javi Vázquez will be responsible for developing, designing, managing and continuously improving company’s internal operations to continue to guarantee delivery of efficient products and services for the growing number of partners and clients of eBox Technologies.
Vázquez joins eBox Technologies after eight years at Igalia, company that he co-founded in 2001 and where he served as Managing Director since its foundation. In this position Javi Vázquez was responsible for management, finance, general coordination, recruitment, communication and sales of the company. During this time, Igalia has become one of the largest OSS companies in Spain employing currently 40 people.
“Javi Vázquez is one of the most experienced and qualified professionals in the Spanish OSS business and we are extremely pleased that he has decided to join our team” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of eBox Technologies. “There are few people in the OSS business with the in-depth experience of Javi and we are certain that he is just the right person to help us to develop and scale our business globally”.
“I’m truly excited to join team eBox” said Javi Vázquez. “On the one hand, I think that eBox Technologies counts with an extraordinary team where I believe I can contribute with my experience in management and business development. On the other hand, eBox Platform has become one of the most efficient system administration tools with enormous growth potential”. Vázquez continues “I’m convinced that the combination of excellent team and product will permit us quick and sustained growth. Besides, the current financial situation puts our value offering -reductions in time, problems and costs in the administration of computer networks- in a privileged position.”
Co-founder and Managing Director of Igalia from 2001 until 2009. President of the AGASOL (Galician Association of OSS Companies) from 2007 until 2009. Javi Vázquez received a MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of A Coruña in 2001 and a master’s degree in IT Business Management from the Escuela de Negocios Caixanova in 2004. Besides he has carried out Marketing of Technology studies at the San Diego State University (SDSU) in 2005.
eBox Technologies was founded in February 2008 in order to offer services and technologies based on eBox Platform, an open source software that allows highly automated and efficient computer network management. The development of eBox Platform started in 2004 and currently the project counts with approximately 10.000 monthly downloads and 1.000 active contributors. At present, eBox Technologies delivers products and services to clients in five different countries, is in negotiations with over 30 partners located on four continents and employs 11 people.