Andy Brierley joins Rackspace as UK General Manager
The appointment forms part of a broader investment across EMEA, which also includes an expansion into the Middle East and new leadership across DACH, Netherlands and Nordics and Middle East & Africa
London, UK – 3rd March 2020 – Rackspace, the technology services company, has appointed Andy Brierley as General Manager for the UK, as part of its strategic and significant investment in the EMEA market.
Andy Brierley joins from IBM where he has more than 20 years’ experience, most recently as Vice President and Executive Partner for Cloud Application Innovation in their Global Business Services division. Andy’s other experience at IBM includes seven years as the Vice President of IT Systems Integration and Consulting in their Global Technology Services division, and four years as Vice President of Strategic Outsourcing.
“Rackspace has long been the UK market leader for technology services thanks to its customer-first approach and continuous evolution with the changing cloud market – and not to mention that it has been repeatedly named one of the Best Places to Work in the country as a result of the amazing Racker culture,” Brierley commented.
“I’m delighted to be joining the company at such a pivotal moment in the region. The significant investment will further cement Rackspace’s position as the best partner to accelerate the business value of the cloud for years to come,” he continued.
This announcement further demonstrates the significant investment in the EMEA market and follows the recent appointment of EMEA Managing Director Martin Blackburn, as well as General Managers for the Netherlands, Germany and the Middle East. Rackspace is also today announcing its expansion into the Middle East. The launch of the new office in Dubai will enable Rackspace to better serve more than 500 existing customers in the region and support the dynamic, growing cloud market.
“The EMEA market is a strategic priority for Rackspace and I am delighted to have Andy Brierley leading our largest team in the region. I know that with his ambition and specialist expertise we’re only going to be better placed to accelerate the value of the cloud for new and existing customers,” said Martin Blackburn, General Manager, EMEA at Rackspace.
Rackspace employs more than 6,000 employees worldwide with expertise in applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds. In addition to Dubai, it also has offices in Australia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, US and UK.
At Rackspace, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. Across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide, we provide cloud specialists with unbiased expertise, continuous modernization and Rackspace Service BlocksTM. We work with leading partners and alliances. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we deliver Fanatical Experience™ across every interaction. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work.