Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps reseller that also helps enterprises migrate to and manage the productivity suite, has raised $1 million in funding from Hallett Capital and other investors. The startup has also brought on a new CEO, Jon Hallet (who was the lead investor in the round) to lead the company. Cloud Sherpas’ founder, Michael Cohn, will become Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.
Cloud Sherpas not only helps companies migrate and transition over to Google Apps but also provides additional tools to make the productivity suite more useful. Currently, over 1,800 organizations use Cloud Sherpas’ products and services.
Hallett is stepping in to help accelerate Google Apps enterprise adoption and to help Cloud Sherpas’ achieve its growth targets. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, Hallett was Executive Chairman at Northridge Systems, a provider of collaboration technology to businesses.
Cloud Sherpas recently launched Sherpa Tools, which adds more IT management functionality to Google Apps. The Directory Manager provides administrators with an interface for creating, retrieving, updating and deleting in-depth profile information for end users, shared contacts and groups. It also provides the ability to import and export contact information in bulk and includes instant messaging features.