Technology

Mihir Shah, CEO

Drobo

Challenge

As a spin-off from another company, Drobo lacked an HR infrastructure and the resources to build that function up.

Solution

TriNet provides solutions and benefits that allow Drobo to provide a great HR experience for their employees.

It's difficult to compete with the big companies and the benefit packages that they offer their employees, and what TriNet allows us to do is level the playing field.

Mihir Shah, CEO, Drobo:

Drobo's vision is very simple. We want to preserve simplicity in technology. We want to make sure that anybody can use storage. And when we mean storage, we talk about saving your data, and your pictures, and your memories in a device that’s sitting inside your home, so it's safe, it's not in the cloud, and we've done it. The opportunity to buy Drobo from its parent was presented to us about a year ago, and what was exciting about it was you got a group of individuals who have been with the company for an average of seven years. The people really believe in this company and they believe in the product.

One of the major challenges that we faced was not having an HR infrastructure. Whenever you break away from a company, you have to go build that key function up, and to do that as a small company is an expensive proposition.

It's difficult to compete with the big companies and the benefit packages that they offer their employees, and what TriNet allows us to do is level the playing field. They've built a set of technology applications where it makes it really easy for small companies like us to get HR-related benefits. The other thing that's really interesting about TriNet is we can scale with them. We have a vision of growing. We've been growing 100% year over year, and that's going to require us hiring and maintaining talent, going forward. And one system will allow us to manage that growth without building out a complex HR infrastructure.

We want to be the place where people store their memories, and TriNet provides the benefits solutions that are out there to make us competitive from an employee perspective against the larger players in Silicon Valley.