Connectria’s CEO Recognized by University of Missouri
President and CEO Receives Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
ST. LOUIS -- April 17, 2013
Connectria Hosting, a global managed and cloud hosting provider, today
announced its founder, President and CEO, Rich Waidmann, received the
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the University of Missouri–St. Louis
Business Alumni Association.
Rich graduated from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 1983 with a
bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in economics and
mathematics. After graduation, Rich spent thirteen years in the Information
Technology industry. In 1996, he founded Connectria and has been the principal
architect of its success over the last 17 years. Today Connectria is St.
Louis’s largest privately held cloud computing and managed hosting provider,
as well as a company with global reach. Connectria employs approximately 120
people with more than 1,000 customers in 30 countries worldwide including
Ameren, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and IBM among many others. Annual sales for 2013
are expected to exceed $30,000,000.
Connectria’s awards include: 5-time Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company
award winner, 3-times named a best place to work in St. Louis, and a 2-time
recipient of a St. Louis Fast 50 Award by the St. Louis Regional Commerce and
Growth Association (RCGA). Connectria has received recognition and praise for
the company’s No Jerks Allowed® company policy which Mr. Waidmann created when
he founded Connectria.
Connectria (www.connectria.com) provides award-winning cloud computing,
managed hosting and custom hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in
over 30 countries worldwide. We are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions,
and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and
security in the industry.
At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company policy. As The Jerk
Free Company®, we’ve established a unique culture where every individual goes
“the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company®
extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through
flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the
hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.
Scott Azzolina, 215-639-3180
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