Kevin Minnick is an entrepreneur, product manager, software developer, learner and achiever. Minnick was a co-founder of Blacksburg, Va. start-up Webmail.us, a business-class email hosting provider. Kevin took the lead on all software development initiatives including building a Linux based email hosting platform. Over the next four years Pat, Bill, and Kevin grew Webmail.us into the industry leader in business email hosting. In August of 2007 the founders led a hugely successful merger between Webmail.us and Rackspace Hosting. Kevin continued to work for Rackspace as the Vice President of Research and Development in the Email and Apps division. He led a team of over 100 people in the Blacksburg office before moving to Rackspace headquarters in fall of 2010 as the Vice President of Product Management for Cloud. Kevin holds a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech. Kevin's favorite topics revolve around Cloud Computing, product management, software development, start-ups, marketing and the business of software. Kevin's hobbies include reading, golf and programming. Kevin resides in San Antonio, Texas where he shares the joys and challenges of raising two children, Jordan and Andrew, with his wife Velvet.