The Face of Backblaze

You have met the face of Backblaze.

You might have watched her explain that Backblaze provides online backup; or saw her dealing with the deadly plagues that could affect your computer (um, ninjas?); or maybe you just watched the outtakes. Regardless, if you’ve visited the Backblaze website, she has talked to you before.

Many of you have asked, “Who is the face of Backblaze?” Some of you surmised we hired a professional actress? Or maybe we recruited her from a local film school? A few of you even proposed that she is related to one of the employees of Backblaze. None of those are the case.

The face of Backblaze is actually a lawyer-in-training, Cara Panebianco, and is completing her third year of law school in May 2008. We held auditions at Backblaze to determine who could represent the company, explain the concepts, enunciate clearly, and not mind having flame throwers aimed at her during filming. And Cara proved fire retardant enough.

Looking for a soon-to-be lawyer? Contact Cara.

Looking for an actress? Contact Cara. Just know that she charges lawyerly rates.


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.