Meet Stephanie Carullo, an Australian Rattlesnake Fighter, Skydiver, and the COO of Box

In July, cloud storage leader Box landed a major win with the hiring of Stephanie Carullo, a former Apple Inc. executive, as its new Chief Operating Officer.

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“While Stephanie is super hardcore about scaling technology organizations, she’s also really fun, too,” said Box CEO Aaron Levi in a company blog post. “She’s an adventurous Australian who is sometimes known to skydive, battle rattlesnakes, bungee jump, and run marathons. So basically the opposite of anything I would ever dream of doing.”

Carullo came to the Silicon Valley cloud storage provider with over two decades and a half of industry experience at leading enterprises including IBM, Telstra, Cisco and Apple. Most recently, she served as the VP of US education sales at the Cupertino, Calif.-based global tech behemoth. Carullo replaced former COO Dan Levin, who stepped down after seven years, and will keep his position on Box's board of directors. Levin and Levie had spent at least 12 months quietly interviewing candidates leading up to their decision on Carullo.

With Stephanie at the helm, Box hopes to reach $500 million in sales in 2017, expecting to over double that milestone to surpass $1 billion, according to Levie. The newly instated COO will focus on product, leaving finance to CFO and co-founder Dylan Smith, and will lead and integrate global sales, marketing, customer success and business development organizations.

“I like to get my hands dirty and work with customers and when you have the platform and products that Box has developed, there is a tremendous opportunity to build upon that,” said Carullo, who officially took the reins on August 1st.