Rackspace CEO Makes America's 15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under by Forbes

Filed in by Angela Bartels | February 26, 2010 12:44 pm

We are very excited to have our very own CEO, Lanham Napier[1], make the Forbes’ list of America’s 15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under[2]. Lanham is always engaged in the Racker culture and it’s never a surprise to see him go around our office giving high fives. Since the Rackspace Cloud moved into the Castle[3] (Rackspace headquarters), we get to see more of Lanham and he always brings a smile to the face of a Racker. Not a day goes by that Lanham doesn’t thank a Racker for helping us make Rackspace one of the world’s greatest service companies.  He also been referred to as the “gutsy Texan” thanks to Fox Business[4].  Please join us in congratulating him!

According to Forbes.com, those included on the list had to be the CEO of one of the 15 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. (as of Feb. 8, by market capitalization) and be under 40 years old.

Endnotes:
  1. Lanham Napier: http://www.rackspace.com/information/leadership/lnapier.php
  2. Forbes’ list of America’s 15 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under: http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/10/most-powerful-ceos-leadership-managing-young_slide_6.html
  3. Rackspace Cloud moved into the Castle: http://www.rackspacecloud.com/blog/2009/12/04/cloud-rackers-move-to-the-castle/
  4. “gutsy Texan” thanks to Fox Business: http://www.foxbusiness.com/search-results/m/27354003/racking-up-profits-in-cloud-computing.htm#q=rackspace

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