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We Are. . . Virginia Tech

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As many of you know, we are located in the heart of Blacksburg inside the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. We are all deeply saddened by the events that took place on our campus on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends who were in any way affected by these horrific events.
All of our employees are okay, although almost everyone knows at least someone who was directly affected, including a coworker’s husband who was shot in the head while sitting in class. Luckily, he is out of the hospital and back home with his family.
Below are blog posts from Webmailers who have expressed their thoughts on this tragedy. The first post is a recount of the horror in Norris Hall by the husband of our coworker who was shot.
- Saved by the Blood
- Tonight on our Drill Field
- What a Terrible Day
- Thoughts and Prayers
- Crazy Day in Blacksburg
- Shaken in Blacksburg
- Hokie Nation
- Hokies Love Virginia Tech
- A Hokie Nation, Devastated

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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  • Sergio C.

    May the good Lord watch over you and protect you all.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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