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185 Posts
Andrew Hickey
Chief Blog Editor
Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.
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29 Posts
John Engates
Chief Technology Officer
John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Most recentl....
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28 Posts
Lew Moorman
Senior Consultant for Strategy and Product, and Board Member
Lew Moorman is a senior consultant to the top executives of Rackspace, focusing on strategy and product issues. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Lew joined Rackspace in Apri....
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17 Posts
Lanham Napier
Consultant and Former CEO
Lanham Napier was the CEO of Rackspace from 2006 to February 2014, and now serves as a consultant to the company's leaders. As CEO, he avidly promoted the workplace culture that drives the companyā....
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6 Posts
Mark Interrante
Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering
Mark Interrante is Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering at Rackspace. Connect with Mark on Twitter @interrante.
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197 Posts
John McKenna
Startup Program
John McKenna loves startups and is a Space Cowboy with the Rackspace Startup Program. He also crafts customer stories and produces really cool videos for the Customer Reference Program.
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126 Posts
Lizetta Staplefoote
Copywriter III, Rackspace Hosting
Lizetta Staplefoote is a Rackspace Marketing Copywriter with a decade of experience writing about small business challenges for healthcare, real estate, and technology. Her passion is researching a....
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94 Posts
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62 Posts
Garrett Heath
Content Marketing
Garrett Heath is a Racker who works in Rackspace Marketing and has had experience as a technical project manager in the Cloud. He enjoys writing about how the cloud is spurring innovation for start....
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55 Posts
Leezia Dhalla
Corporate Communications Specialist
Leezia Dhalla joined Rackspace in January 2013. As a Corporate Communications team member, Leezia blogs, creates multimedia and builds presentations.
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44 Posts
Joseph Palumbo
Team Lead Cloud Onboarding
As a founding member of Rackspace's Managed Cloud Support Team, Joseph spends half of his time teaching customers about the Cloud and the other half learning about the Cloud from them. When he's no....
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35 Posts
Niki Acosta
Product Evangelist for Rackspace Private Cloud
Niki Acosta is Product Evangelist for Rackspace Private Cloud. A Racker since 2008, she had held numerous roles throughout the organization and across many different products in the Rackspace portf....
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32 Posts
Tarun Bhatti
Founding Member, DevOps Service
As a founding member and marketing lead for Rackspace's DevOps Automation Service, Tarun enjoys spending half of his time talking to customers about about their DevOps needs and other half working ....
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28 Posts
Alan Schoenbaum
Special Counsel
Alan Schoenbaum is Special Counsel for Rackspace. Prior to joining Rackspace in 2005, he was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in San Antonio, Texas. Alan has more than 25 year....
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25 Posts
Alan Bush
Cloud Launch Manager, Rackspace Cloud
Alan Bush is a founding member & architect of Rackspace's Cloud Launch Team. Before Rackspace, Alan helped create the Stevie Award winning onboarding program for Central Desktop - a really ....
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22 Posts
J.R. Arredondo
Cloud Storage and Databases
J.R. Arredondo joined Rackspace in February 2012 in the areas of Cloud storage and Cloud databases.
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15 Posts
Rachel Romoff
Sustainability Manager
As Rackspaceā€™s Sustainability Manager, Rachel Romoff drives and measures efficiencies for the way Rackers buy, build and operate. Additionally, Rachel chairs Rackspaceā€™s Global Electronic Waste....
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14 Posts
Major Hayden
Chief Security Architect and Linux Engineer
Major Hayden is Chief Security Architect and a Linux engineer who has experience working on large-scale OpenStack deployments and automation in Rackspace Cloud. He enjoys writing posts about Linux ....
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12 Posts
Adrian Otto
Principal Architect
Adrian serves as a Principal Architect for Rackspace, focusing on cloud services. He cares deeply about the future of cloud technology, and important projects like OpenStack.
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11 Posts
Brooke Jackson
Email & Apps Product Manager
Brooke Jackson is an Email & Apps Product Manager for Hosted Exchange and Directory Sync residing in Blacksburg, Va. She has been a Racker for four years and is passionate and fanatical about e....
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11 Posts
Scott Sanchez
Director and Lead Cloud Evangelist
Scott Sanchez is a Director and Lead Cloud Evangelist at Rackspace and a recognized thought leader in the cloud computing space. Scott joined Rackspace in 2011 on a mission to help OpenStack succee....
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10 Posts
Sean Anderson
Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Big Data Solutions
Sean is a tenured infrastructure scaling and cloud strategy consultant with a strong focus on strategic partnerships and innovative hybrid technology. A three-year Racker; Sean is focused on develo....
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10 Posts
Dominic Smith
Writer & Content Strategist
Dominic Smith is a writer and content strategist. Before joining Rackspace Marketing, he worked for many years as a technical writer and freelance copywriter, covering software, innovation and cust....
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9 Posts
Shane Young
Director, SharePoint Product and Marketing
Shane has over 15 years of experience architecting and administering large-scale server farms using Microsoft enterprise technologies. For the past seven years, he has been working exclusively with....
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9 Posts
Cole Humphreys
Product Marketing Manager
Cole Humphreys joined Rackspace in February 2012 in the area of Cloud Servers. Cole came to Rackspace from Hewlett Packard where he worked in the Personal Systems Group from 2000 to 2012.
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8 Posts
Van Lindberg
Vice President of Intellectual Property
Van Lindberg is Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rackspace. He is trained as a computer engineer and lawyer, but what he does best is ā€œtranslateā€ to help businesses, techies and attor....
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8 Posts
Harry Max
Vice President, Experience Design
Harry Max is Vice President of Experience Design for Rackspace. Harryā€™s role includes responsibility for everything experience: from product design to customer service tools to the employee exper....
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7 Posts
Kenneth Hui
Technology Evangelist
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Ken was a vArchitect at VCE, focused on virtualized converged infrastructure.
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7 Posts
Toby Owen
Head of Technical Strategy, Rackspace
As the Head of Technical Strategy for Rackspace International, Toby is responsible for ensuring the organization has technical capabilities to cover current and future roadmap commitments, to repre....
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7 Posts
Kevin Jackson
Senior Solutions Architect
Kevin Jackson, the author of OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, is part of the Rackspace Private Cloud Team and focuse....
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6 Posts
Paul Rad
Vice President of Private Cloud Certification Programs
As Vice President of Private Cloud Certification Programs, Paul is responsible for building an enterprise ready computing platform based on Rackspace Private Cloud Software. Paul started his car....
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6 Posts
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas
Solutions Architect
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas works as a solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area ....
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6 Posts
Tony Campbell
Director of Training and Certification
Tony Campbell joined Rackspace in April of 2003 and currently serves as Rackspace's Director of Training and Certification. Tony and his team are responsible for educating Rackers and the public on....
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6 Posts
Alexander Haislip
Executive Communications Specialist
Alexander Haislip is a Rackspace Executive Communications Specialist and the author of .
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6 Posts
Andre Lenartowicz
PR Specialist
Andre Lenartowicz is a PR Specialist at Rackspace Hosting, a position heā€™s held since May 2011. Before joining Rackspace, Andre worked in government relations for a public relations agency in Aus....
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5 Posts
Alexander Scammon
Senior Manager, Quality Engineering
For the past 15 or so years, Alex has been gently guiding companies towards better testing and better development practices. What normally begins as an innocent desire to write a few tests usually ....
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5 Posts
Vyjayanthi Vadrevu
Developer Anthropologist
Vyjayanthi Vadrevu is part of the developer marketing team at Rackspace, and provides the anthropologist angle in making sure developersā€™ needs are understood and met. Prior to this, she was in e....
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4 Posts
Neha Verma
Product Manager, Cloud Databases
Neha is a proud Austin Racker working as a Product Manager for Cloud Databases focusing on My SQL. She has over six years of experience in the technology industry where she has played different bus....
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4 Posts
Christina Weaver
PR Specialist
Christina Weaver is a public relations specialist at Rackspace. The PR team helps tell the world about Rackspace and how it is driving the charge as the service leader in cloud computing.
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3 Posts
Andrew Gazdecki
Founder & CEO, Buzness Apps
Andrew Gazdecki is founder and CEO of Bizness Apps, a Rackspace Customer and mobile app maker for small businesses..
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3 Posts
Graham Weston
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Graham Weston is one of the founders of Rackspace and now serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Born and raised in the San Antonio area, Graham from an early age saw entrepreneurial opportuni....
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3 Posts
Alan Perkins
Director of Product and Technology, Asia Pacific
Alan Perkins is Rackspace's Director of Product and Technology, Asia Pacific. Based in Sydney, he is responsible for driving continued growth and technological innovation in the region.
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3 Posts
Duane LaBom
Director of Learning and Development
Duane La Bom is the Director of Learning and Development at Rackspace based in San Antonio, Texas. Rackspace is a global Cloud Computing provider with annual revenues in excess of $1B and over 5000....
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3 Posts
Jose Malacara
Product Manager
Jose Malacara is a Product Manager on the Big Data team at Rackspace. Jose has 12 years of broad IT experience working in various engineering, sales and product roles.
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3 Posts
Elizabeth Jurewicz
Social Media Specialist
Elizabeth's passion for connecting with people knows no boundaries. In college, she seized the opportunity to intern in Sevilla, Spain with only an elementary level of Spanish.
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3 Posts
Jonathan Kelly
olutions Architect, Rackspace Private Cloud
Jonathan Kelly joined Rackspace in 2004 as a Datacenter Operations Engineer. He has since held a variety of engineering and architectural roles, and now works as a Solutions Architect for the Racks....
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2 Posts
Celeste Steele
Program Manager
Celeste is a communications major with a background in marketing focused on developers and startups. Outside of Rackspace she is a lover of sweets, master of single snap shot photos and a dancing f....
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2 Posts
Chris Nagele
Wildbit Founder
Chris Nagele is the founder of Wildbit, a small software company in Philadelphia, which he runs with his wife, Natalie. At work he spends his time with the Wildbit team on their two products, Postm....
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2 Posts
Matt Wilbanks
Social Media Specialists; CEO & Co-Founder, HelpSocial
Matt is a seven-plus year Racker, with the last three-plus years devoted to building the Rackspace social media support strategy and the tools to help provide the service. Now, he's CEO and Co-Foun....
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2 Posts
Decoa Parker
rivate Cloud Partner Manager
Decoa Parker is Private Cloud Partner Manager at Rackspace..
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2 Posts
David Borin
Software Developer in Test
David Borin is a Software Developer in Test in the San Francisco Quality Engineering team. He enjoys the challenges of finding new and improved ways to break other people's software.
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2 Posts
Steven Villarreal
Instructional Strategist for CloudU
As Instructional Strategist for CloudU, Steven spends his time collaborating with content contributors inside and outside of Rackspace developing vendor neutral content for the CloudU program. When....
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2 Posts
John Igoe
Vice President, Private Cloud
John Igoe serves as VP of Private Cloud at Rackspace. In this capacity he leads business development, training, partner alliances and technology initiatives focused around bringing world class Open....
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2 Posts
Sriram Rajan
Principal Engineer
Sriram (Sri) Rajan is a Principal Engineer at Rackspace and has been a Racker for over four years. He has more than nine years of hands-on experience in computer systems, networks, programming and ....
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2 Posts
Jereme Hancock
Automation Engineer
Jereme Hancock is a Rackspace Cloud Sites Automation Engineer. He lives in San Antonio with his wonderful wife and two sons.
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2 Posts
Jon Hyman
Rackspace Blogger
Jon Hyman is the co-founder and CIO of Appboy, a customer engagement platform for mobile apps. He is in charge of building Appboyā€™s technical systems and infr....
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2 Posts
Hassan Malik
Product Manager for Lync and Directory Sync
Hassan is a two-year Racker. He's currently a Product Manager for Lync and Directory Sync at the Rack.
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2 Posts
Jaret Chiles
Architect, Enterprise Cloud Solutions
Jaret Chiles has over 14 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting technical solutions for enterprise clientele. His expertise in this area has helped hundreds of companies promote....
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2 Posts
Rena Van de Putte
Marketing Analyst
Rena has been part of the Rackspace marketing team since 2011 with a focus on verticals. Currently she leads our commerce integrated marketing efforts, working with customers, partners and prospect....
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2 Posts
Nicholas Wagner
Cloud Files Product Manager
Nicholas Wagner is the Product Manager for Cloud Files, Rackspaceā€™s cloud object storage. He has been a Racker since 2011 and loves discovering ways to make the cloud easier to use and more valua....
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1 Posts
Amy Truong
Software Development Manager
Amy Truong is a software development manager at Rackspace. One of her passions is developing technical women.
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1 Posts
Chadwick Meyer
Founder & CEO, Gutensite
Chadwick is co-founder and CEO at Gutensite, where he is passionately working to provide small businesses and nonprofits with high quality design, innovative website management and strategic online....
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1 Posts
John Baranowski
Co-Founder & CIO, LoveBook LLC
John is one of the Co-Founder and CIO of LoveBook LLC. LoveBook Online creates personalized gift books that let its customers list all the reasons they ....
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1 Posts
Justin Gallardo
Software Developer
Justin is a Racker based out of the San Francisco Rackspace Office. He spends most of his time in the office working as an engineer on Cloud Monitoring.
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1 Posts
Giacomo Orizzonte
Rackspace Blogger
Giacomo Orizzonte is head of production at TeamSourcing..
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1 Posts
Marty Hansen
Executive Vice President of Technology, Jordan Lawrence
Marty Hansen is Executive Vice President of Technology at Jordan Lawrence, a leading solution provider for records retention, data privacy and information governance. He has over 15 years of experi....
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1 Posts
Blake Haggerty
Startup & Developer Attractor
Blake Haggerty is a Racker based out of the San Francisco Rackspace Office. He focuses his time working with Startups and helping them utilize Rackspace Cloud Resources.
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1 Posts
Taylor Wakefield
Director oBusiness Operations
Taylor is Director of Business Operations at Rackspace Hosting in charge of keeping the Mailgun ship sailing smoothly. Prior to his current job, Taylor was COO and co-founder of Mailgun which Racks....
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1 Posts
Guillaume Aubuchon
CTO, DigitalFilm Tree
Guillaume Aubuchon has spent the past decade melding the latest in technological innovation with the century old tradition of filmmaking. From television such as Nip/Tuck, The Sarah Silverman Progr....
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1 Posts
Jesse Demmel
Vice President, Engineering at MapMyFitness
Jesse is the Vice President, Engineering and is responsible for all engineering development at MapMyFitness. Heā€™s been with MapMyFitness since September 2010.
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1 Posts
Angus Dorney
Director and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand
Angus is Director and General Manager for Rackspace in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, he is responsible for driving Rackspaceā€™s growth in the region and establishing local teams to e....
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1 Posts
Matt Juszczak
Founder, Bitlancer
Matt Juszczak is Founder of Bitlancer. Bitlancer helps businesses move to and grow in cloud environments.
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1 Posts
Hounsou Dansou
Cloud Systems Administrator
Hounsou Dansou is a Racker who works in Managed Cloud as a Cloud Systems Administrator. His background includes project management and process optimization.
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1 Posts
Pippa Irvine
passion for the creative and cultural industries. In her current role as Digital Communications Manager at BAFTA
Pippa is a digital project manager and online editor with a particular passion for the creative and cultural industries. In her current role as Digital Communications Manager at BAFTA, she is respo....
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1 Posts
Monica Jacob
Public Relations Specialist
Monica Jacob is a public relations specialist at Rackspace Hosting. She holds a BA in communication and marketing from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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1 Posts
Mike Metral
Solution Architect
Mike is a Solution Architect at Rackspace in the Private Cloud Product organization. Mike joined Rackspace in 2012 with the intent of helping OpenStack become the open standard for cloud management....
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1 Posts
Joanne Schofield
Head of Marketing, Rackspace Australia
Joanne is head of marketing for Rackspace Australia..
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1 Posts
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Rackspace Blogger
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Shanti Subramanyam
Co-Founder & CEO, Orzota
Shanti Subramanyam is co-founder and CEO of Orzota. Shanti is a technology veteran and is a performance, benchmark and scalability expert.
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1 Posts
Kenan Rappuchi
Managing Partner & Chief Revenue Officer, Website Movers International (WSM)
Kenan Rappuchi is a Managing Partner and Chief Revenue Officer for WSM - Website Movers International, the pioneer and global leader in web and data server migrations. Kenan has three decades of ex....
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1 Posts
Dave Fowler
Founder & CEO, Chartio
Dave Fowler is the founder of Chartio, an award-winning cloud business intelligence solution. Dave moved to the Bay Area to join Y Combinator and pursue his startup idea of giving a face to data.
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1 Posts
Korey Lee
CIO, SumAll
Korey Lee is CIO of SumAll and also serves on the board of SumAll's philanthropic arm, SumAll.org, which helps non-profits and foundations better leverage their da....
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1 Posts
Charles Bikhazi
Head of Development, Help for Heroes
Charles Bikhazi is head of development at Help for Heroes..
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1 Posts
Stephen Slattery
Cloud Specialist
As a member for the Cloud Specialist Team, Stephen ā€œSlattsā€ Slattery spends most of his time teaching customers about Rackspace Public Cloud and creating and presenting cloud product knowledge ....
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1 Posts
Jay Smith
CTO & Co-Founder, Lagrange Systems
Jay Smith co-founded Lagrange Systems in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer of the Company. Jay received his Ph.D.
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1 Posts
Brian Rosmaita
Product Manager, Cloud Images
Brian Rosmaita is Cloud Images Product Manager at Rackspace and an Active Technical Contributor to OpenStack. He's had a long and varied career including stints as a software developer on the First....
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Kristin Waldrop
Product Marketing Manager, Managed Storage & Data Protection Solutions
Kristin Waldrop joined Rackspace in April 2012 with nearly 10 years of enterprise-level technology strategy, consulting, and project management experience. Prior to joining Rackspace, Kristin worke....
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Lana Brindley
Software Developer
Lana Brindley has been playing with technology since that summer in the 80s when she got eaten by a grue. She has been writing since she could hold a pencil, and is currently writing technical docu....
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1 Posts
Greg Matz
Sales Manager, Digital Options
Greg Matz is sales manager at Digital Options, a family-owned business based in Shakopee, Minnesota, that has provided innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes on new and refurbished product....
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1 Posts
Lucy Mendel
Software Development Lead
Lucy Mendel is a community leader at Rackspace, San Francisco, where she provides technical growth opportunities and runs the summer internship and mentoring program. When she's not helping Rackers....
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1 Posts
Chris Caillouet
Technical Trainer
Here's a little about Chris: -Rackspace University Senior Technical Instructor for Linux and DevOps curriculum -Racker since 2007 -Cajun -Goofball -Open Cloud Academy Instructor -CyberPat....
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Tyler Johnson
Senior Product Manager
Tyler Johnson is a Senior Product Manager at Rackspace in San Antonio responsible for VMware based service offerings. A holder of more than two dozen US and international patents, Tyler has held po....
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1 Posts
Reuben Katz
Founder & CEO, Geeklist
Reuben is the original entrepreneur, hustler and visionary. He focuses his time on building Geeklist, the product, the brand, driving revenues, herding cats and rallying everyone around us to belie....
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1 Posts
Craig Dalton
Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Troux Technologies
Craig founded Troux Technologies' professional services team in 2002, and has been responsible for every customer engagement at Troux. Craig came to Troux from Austin Ventures Labs where he was ....
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1 Posts
Gary Boyd
Senior Director of Project Engineering at Rackspace
Gary Boyd is Senior Director of Project Engineering at Rackspace, responsible for the design and construction of Rackspace's Data Centers and network infrastructure. He joined Rackspace in March ....
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1 Posts
Nigel Kersten
CTO, Puppet Labs
Nigel came to Puppet Labs from Google HQ in Mountain View, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of one of the largest Puppet deployments in the world. He's been a sysadmin for....
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1 Posts
Todd Vernon
CEO & Founder, VictorOps
Todd Vernon, CEO and founder of VictorOps, has 20 years of DevOps experience. He was CTO at Raindance Communications and helped to take the company public.
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Stephanie Kristek
Email & Apps Product Manager, Migration Services
Stephanie Kristek is an Email & Apps Product Manager for Migration Services. She has been a Racker for six years and is passionate and fanatical about our email business..
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Barry Klawans
Software Architect, Glassdoor
Barry Klawans splits his time between his Architect and DevOps roles at Glassdoor. Barry has nearly 30 years of experience in high tech, specializing in helping turn data into information.
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Andrew Wing
Senior Product Manager, Rackspace International
Andrew is Senior Product Manager at Rackspace International responsible for Dedicated Hosting services. During his almost three years at Rackspace heā€™s successfully launched several new products ....
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Carla Crull
Senior Technical Recruiter
Ex hardware design engineer for NASA, IBM, and Lockheed who discovered a passion for mentoring technical talent in our communities. Followed my passion and now have 17 years of finding/promoting/hi....
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1 Posts
Will Knight
Vice President, Partner Sales
Will Knight is an international business leader with over 20 year of experience in the IT industry with extensive experience in sales & marketing, Asia Geo expansion, channel strategies, and ch....
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1 Posts
Rajat Bhargava
CEO & Co-Founder, JumpCloud Inc.
Rajat Bhargava is co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud Inc., a provider of server management and security tools for DevOps and IT professionals. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industr....
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1 Posts
John Graham-Cumming
Programmer, CloudFlare
John Graham-Cumming is a computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security.
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1 Posts
Ben Arent
Product Manager for Airbrake, Exceptional & RedisToGo
Ben Arent is the co-founder of Exceptional Cloud Services and served as Head of Product until its acquisition in 2013 by Rackspace, the open cloud company. As a Racker, Ben runs the product line fo....
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1 Posts
Ellie Cooper
Communications Manager, Rackspace Private Cloud
Ellie Cooper is a Communications Manager for Rackspace Private Cloud. Ellie joined Rackspace in 2010 and spent three years helping her customers adapt to the cloud revolution as an Account Manager.....
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1 Posts
Matt Barlow
Director, DevOps Automation Service
Matt is the Director of the DevOps Automation Service at Rackspace, which is an Engineering team that automates customer infrastructure using Chef and Ansible and monitors performance using tools....
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