Tumbleweed IPO leads to two hires

REDWOOD CITY, CA: Tumbleweed Communications, a Silicon Valley-based provider of secure online communications services that announced its IPO last week, has added two new pros to its communications staff.

REDWOOD CITY, CA: Tumbleweed Communications, a Silicon Valley-based provider of secure online communications services that announced its IPO last week, has added two new pros to its communications staff.

REDWOOD CITY, CA: Tumbleweed Communications, a Silicon Valley-based

provider of secure online communications services that announced its IPO

last week, has added two new pros to its communications staff.



Lisa Poulson, formerly group manager for corporate affairs at Sun

Microsystems, has joined as director of communications, a new position.

In this post, Poulson will head up all media relations and work with

industry analysts.



While with Sun, Poulson played a significant role in launching the

firm’s Java technology and also led communications relating to Sun

litigation.



Prior to working at Sun, she spent several years at Burson-Marsteller’s

New York and Silicon Valley outposts.



Tumbleweed has also tapped Nina Ferrari as director of investor

relations, another new post. Ferrari has worked as IR director at a

variety of companies, including Vivus and Sugen. She also serves on the

board of directors of the National Investor Relations Institute’s

Silicon Valley chapter.



Both Ferrari and Poulson will report to VP of marketing Mike

Earhart.



Founded in 1993, Tumbleweed is best known for its Integrated Messaging

Exchange, which allows for the development and deployment of online

business applications involving file and document delivery. Shandwick is

the company’s agency of record.



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