Welcoming Paul Jacobs to our board

Dropbox co-founder & CEO Drew Houston and Dropbox board member Paul Jacobs

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Paul Jacobs to our Board of Directors.

I couldn’t think of a better person to join our team. Paul’s a brilliant technologist and one of the industry’s most visionary leaders. As the Executive Chairman and former CEO of Qualcomm, he helped lead the mobile revolution in the early 2000s, creating many of the foundational technologies that made the smartphone possible and set the stage for a connected world.

We admire Paul’s accomplishments and tenacity. During his tenure as CEO, Paul successfully challenged big, established companies time and again. Not only did he help grow Qualcomm to a global technology leader, but he also helped develop inventions and technical breakthroughs that many thought were impossible. Think about the billions of times a day people around the world touch something powered by Qualcomm—from smartphones and tablets to navigation systems, wearables, automobiles, and even action cameras.

Paul joins our board at a pivotal moment in Dropbox’s history. The amount of data and devices that people work with is exploding. And with 500 million registered users who’ve created billions of connections on Dropbox, we’re helping people around the world transform the way they work.

As we expand our global footprint, we’re humbled to have such a capable, thoughtful leader on the Dropbox team. Paul will be an invaluable advisor, and we look forward to learning from him.

Welcome aboard!