VP and General Manager, DACH
Alex Fuerst joined Rackspace in September 2016 as Vice President DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and is based in Munich. He started his career as a lawyer, but has now spent more than 15 years in the IT field with senior positions at Siemens AG and Motorola and as Managing Director at Avaya for Switzerland and Austria. Prior to joining Rackspace he was General Manager at Acronis for DACH and Europe.
Alex embraces and lives the combination of the Rackspace core values, the servant leadership philosophy and our Fanatical Support which puts the needs of our customers, partners and Rackers first and helps our people developand perform as highly as possible. His passion for excellence and quality ensures that our customer and partners receive the Fanatical support also in DACH that is one of the fastest-growing markets and a key focus area for Rackspace.
Outside of work, Alex is a passionate football supporter, rides his motorbike and sails on Lake Constance right in the middle of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
He earned his law degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich and an MBA at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.