Box.net to beef up business tools with new hires

Box.net hires two new folks from Yahoo and Google, while focusing on filling out its offerings to business users in 2009.

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Box.net has made two new interesting hires. The Web storage provider on Thursday announced the addition of Jen Grant as the new VP of marketing, and David Lee who will be taking up the reins as Box's director of Product Management.

Grant was formerly the head of Google's marketing team for Google Apps, while Lee was heading up work building advertising into several of Yahoo's video projects.

From a brief interview on the company's blog Lee says one of the things he hopes to improve is Box's business and collaboration features. Lee formerly worked on WebEx's MeetMeNow Web conferencing service as a UI designer, which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. Last month company began a beta program with a handful of new features aimed at SMBs, filling in the gap between its consumer and enterprise offerings.