Managing Director, Rackspace International GmbH
Reinhard is the Managing Director of Rackspace International GmbH, overseeing Rackspace’s businesses outside the US. He works closely with leaders of each region to help them drive business growth while implementing the strategic vision for Rackspace as a global leader in managed cloud. He focuses primarily on the international emerging markets, which cover DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.
Previously, Reinhard was the VP of International Finance, looking after the accounting, finance, business services and supply chain functions for the UK and international businesses. His primary focus was to bring the essence of Fanatical Support into these functions, coaching the teams to maximize value for Rackers, customers and shareholders alike. This focus stems from his passion for our values, particularly “Fanatical Support in all we do.” He believes that as a functional leader who primarily deals with internal customers, it is important to provide a fanatical service to each other, just as other Rackers provide to our customers.
Despite not having a technical background, Reinhard enjoys learning about the nuances of our products and how our customers use them. Combined with his financial experience, he leverages this interest to focus on and grow our international investments. He frequently speaks about how inspiring it is to see our strengths and culture align with not just our customers, but also with partners and vendors in order to create strong and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Reinhard has been a Racker for more than ten years and is based in our Zurich office. When he’s not working, he enjoys competitive trail running and freeride skiing. He also enjoys time in the mountains with his family.