Press Release


SmartFile Scales to Include Don Scifres as President

Scifres brings extensive growth and funding experience to file management and governance leader

Indianapolis, IN


SmartFile, the leading enterprise file management platform, announces that Don Scifres will join the company in the newly created role of president on July 5. A co-founder and managing partner of VisionTech Partners | VisionTech Angels, Scifres will lead the operations, product development, services and finance divisions for SmartFile. John Hurley continues his role as CEO, and will focus on sales, marketing and company culture.

"Adding Don as president allows us to combine our strengths. I can focus on creative projects in sales and marketing, while Don's strategy, analytical and operations background will help us scale faster," said Hurley. "Don is a well-known business and technology leader across the Midwest, and his impact on SmartFile's direction will no doubt be immediate."

Scifres will continue as a general partner with VisionTech - the largest angel investor community in Indiana - where he focused on angel investments in information technology, life science and medical device firms. He has served in executive roles with early stage, mid-size, and Fortune 200 firms, including ANGEL Learning, Irwin Mortgage Corporation and Cummins Inc.

"John and team have built an incredibly successful company that has reached an inflection point from which SmartFile will rapidly accelerate its growth, serve a wider array of enterprise customers and expand globally," said Scifres. "I am excited by the opportunity to help quicken SmartFile's efforts to scale and to best serve customers who demand compliant, secure file management software for day-to-day business operations."

In 2016, SmartFile was named a Best Places to Work in Indiana company, and expanded its development team by 50 percent. The company has 1,000 customers in more than 80 countries, including Cook Medical, Interactive Intelligence, BMW, the NCAA and NBC.

About SmartFile

SmartFile is a secure file management and sharing platform serving Fortune 1000 organizations well as medium and small businesses. SmartFile is the trusted all-in-one solution to securely connect, analyze and audit files on-premises and online. Multi-user access, unrestricted file sizes, user permissions, company branding, customized links, unlimited connections and transfers are select features often used by SmartFile customers to manage sensitive files across their enterprises in one secure environment.

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