BitTorrent Announces Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2008–BitTorrent, the global standard technology for the delivery of rich media on the Internet, today announced the appointment of Mitchell Edwards as BitTorrent’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel (GC). In his dual role, Edwards is responsible for managing BitTorrent’s finances, operations, corporate strategy, and providing legal counsel on all business and financial matters concerning the company. Edwards brings over 20 years of management, finance, legal and transactional experience to the BitTorrent team. Prior to joining BitTorrent, he has served as a senior executive and board member of numerous emerging high-tech growth companies, a private equity fund, and was a partner of a major international law firm. Among his executive positions, Edwards was most recently the CFO and GC of Groxis, Inc, a pioneering Internet search visualization and knowledge management company, and served the same positions at VFC Technologies, Ikano Communication, and Digital Courier Technologies. Edwards was also a Partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Los Angeles and San Francisco where he specialized in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for high-tech companies. During his tenure, he structured, negotiated and oversaw dozens of initial public offerings (IPOs) and venture capital financings. Prior to Brobeck, Edwards was at Shearman & Sterling, where he specialized in international mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. He has also worked at the White House and at the United States Supreme Court. Edwards earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Economics. “It is a great win for BitTorrent to have both a CFO and General Counsel of Mitch’s caliber on the leadership team. He brings a valuable combination of experience, credentials and true appreciation for BitTorrent’s potential in media distribution and Internet infrastructure,” said BitTorrent’s president and co-founder Ashwin Navin. “In a short of amount of time, Mitch has become one of BitTorrent’s leading experts on issues related to content delivery, ISP network management and global standards-setting.” About BitTorrent BitTorrent is the global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. Millions of users worldwide are using BitTorrent’s leading peer-accelerated content delivery platform to publish, discover and download digital entertainment content quickly, easily and securely. Founded in 2004, BitTorrent is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms, Accel and DCM. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.bittorrent.com. BitTorrent is a trademark of BitTorrent, Inc.