General Manager, Rackspace Solutions and Services
As the EVP and GM for Rackspace Solutions and Services, Gerard Brossard is responsible for all of the company’s products and professional services, including the incubation of the growing application services business. Having an integrated suite of service offerings along with professional services in one organization enables the company to more quickly adapt to customers’ evolving needs.
Gerard joined Rackspace in January 2018 to lead Rackspace Application Services, which includes application management offerings acquired through the purchase of TriCore Solutions in 2017 and RelationEdge in 2018. Gerard is a veteran enterprise technology executive with broad experience in everything from strategy and operations to M&A, IT, sales and HR. Prior to joining Rackspace, he served as the EVP and managing director for EarthLink's enterprise and mid-market business unit, where he oversaw product, services, go-to-market strategy, delivery and operations.
Before his work at EarthLink, Gerard held senior executive positions at Visa and at Hewlett Packard, where he worked for more than two decades in various roles including CEO of the company’s Rich Media product line and COO of its Software Business Unit. Gerard serves on the Business Advisory Council for Illuminate Ventures and is an investor and advisory board member for multiple enterprise SaaS startups.
He is a native of Lyon, France, and studied at Universite Claude Bernard, where he graduated with a degree in computer science and business management.