Drop.io, which provides un-Googleable, private online storage space, has a new member of the team: Scott Schwanbeck, the former vice president of business development at Fox Interactive Media. According to drop.io’s release, Mr. Schwanbeck was responsible for developing strategic partnerships, non-ad-based monetization, content and data licensing, audience development and international expansion for the Fox’s IGN Entertainment network of sites, which includes Rotten Tomatoes and AskMen.com. He’ll help drop.io lure more partnerships with businesses willing to pay big bucks for online, private sharing “drops.”
According to Mr. Schwanbeck, “Digital file sharing is an area that is coming of age and drop.io is poised to lead the charge as the leading provider of ‘private’ content sharing. The timing is right for drop.io to align with key strategic partners, and I anticipate that participating in the growth of a company founded on such an innovative premise as drop.io’s, will present a rare and vibrant opportunity to make a difference in the marketplace.”
Mr. Schwanbeck been in the online biz for 12 years, previously working for Lycos, Excite and AltaVista.