Ben Golub, former CEO and co-founder of Docker Inc., has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of Storj Labs, a blockchain-based cloud storage. Golub will be serving as an interim CEO. Golub is joining the company at a time when the company is growing at an accelerated speed, driven by demand for decentralized, secure, and performant storage services, and also by a convincing economic model that is beneficial not just for the customers but also for the company and a wide community of partners and storage providers.
“Storj has developed a powerful platform to support some of the most important trends in computing today, including the explosion in data, the demand for decentralized computing, and the rise of decentralized trust technologies inspired by blockchain and distributed ledger,” said Ben Golub, Executive Chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs. “Having had the privilege of working at companies that were leaders in previous computing revolutions, such as cloud, open source, internet security, and containerization, I know the power of having a talented team addressing big opportunities with a uniquely compelling and disruptive solution. Storj delivers in all of these areas.”
At Docker Inc., Golub built the company from a small open-source project to a cloud leader with hundreds of G2000 customers, a wide partner network, close to $250 million in funding, 3000 contributors, and 12 billion downloads.
“Ben brings an ideal skill set to his new role at Storj Labs. His combination of business and technology acumen is exactly what Storj needs during this pivotal moment of growth,” said Shawn Wilkinson, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Storj Labs. “Our work today and in the coming months will result in a new platform that will help customers build and deploy decentralized apps with decentralized storage. Now is the perfect time for Ben’s important contribution to our work.”
Based out of Atlanta, Storj was formed in 2015. At Storj, Golub has plans to progress with the Storj platform, drive the company’s revenue growth, and help the company ascend its network to the exabyte range or even further ahead. His focus will be to meet the customer needs which will notify the development of Storj Labs’ technology and operations.