Bob will lead the cloud provider’s national go-to-market and sales strategy.
[IRVINE, CA: May 31, 2017] RapidScale, a leader in managed cloud services, welcomes Bob Buchanan to the team as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Bob is based in Raleigh, N.C. and will be responsible for leading RapidScale’s national go-to-market and sales strategy, focused on further accelerating RapidScale’s market position as a leading provider of Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. He comes to RapidScale with experience in building, managing and leading direct sales, account management, and channel sales teams.
Fourteen years ago, Bob joined a data center startup, Hosted Solutions, in Raleigh, which was acquired by Windstream in 2010. Bob was introduced to the channel during his time at Windstream, leading the company’s cloud and data center go-to-market strategy within the partner community. In 2015, Windstream divested its data center assets and the Hosted Solutions organization was acquired by TierPoint, where Bob most recently functioned as Vice President of Channel Sales.
“I’ve worked in both large and small organizations, and there is nothing more fun than being part of a company in high-growth mode. RapidScale’s entrepreneurial culture is something to embrace, as it is truly a competitive advantage,” says Bob. “I have a strong desire to be part of a team that is laser focused on the customer experience while being 100% committed to our channel partner community. We are in the early phase of this journey and I’m excited to be part of something that is bigger than any one individual.”
RapidScale CEO Randy Jeter says “Bob is a proven winner, strategic thinker, sales executor and a well-known channel leader, having been named a CRN Channel Chief multiple times. When I first met Bob I told him that people, processes and systems are my focuses organizationally and I need someone who can make a huge impact in these three areas. He agreed with my key objectives and shared how, over a 12-year period at Hosted Solutions/TierPoint, he achieved just that. The story was so powerful that I left inspired by him and confident that he was the right leader to join RapidScale as EVP, Sales & Marketing.”
The hire of Bob further exemplifies RapidScale’s commitment to the Raleigh market, with other key leaders like Duane Barnes, SVP, Cloud Engineering already located there and plans to strategically grow the Raleigh team with engineering and account management talent. In the near future, the cloud provider will be expanding its office space into a premier facility in downtown Raleigh.
RapidScale, a managed cloud services provider, delivers world-class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state-of-the-art managed CloudDesktop platform and market-leading cloud solutions are the reasons why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading MSOs, VARs, MSPs, Carriers and Master Agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service but also innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space. RapidScale’s innovative solutions include CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale, visit www.rapidscale.net
Sommer Figone | Marketing Manager