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Our CTO is Blogging

Bill, our chief technology officer, just launched his blog. Bill is the mastermind behind our email hosting system, specifically the infrastructure (hardware, servers, etc.). I asked Bill to start blogging because he’s one of the smartest dudes I’ve ever known and I think there is a lot of value in getting his thoughts online. Likewise, a lot of what he does these days has a direct impact on our email hosting system and thus, our customers.
If you’re interested in tracking his thoughts as well as the progress we make with our email hosting system, go here and read or subscribe to Bill’s blog. I’ll also be linking to a lot of his posts from this blog—I’m going to do my best to take his technical thinking and paraphrasing things in a way non-techies like me can understand.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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