Hostway Names New CEO Robert Boles, Plans Major Product Expansion
Will Build on Large IaaS Business to Provide Integrated Hosted & Cloud
Solutions for SMBs
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2014
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Leading hosting provider Hostway
Corporation today announced the appointment of 30-year technology industry
veteran Robert Boles to the post of Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds John
Martis, who is the new Chief Operating Officer and will work with Boles to
broaden the company's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions and
Boles most recently served as Senior Vice President of IT Infrastructure
Services for Cognizant Technology Solutions, an $8+ billion provider of global
IT and business process outsourcing services where he drove dramatic growth by
leading a move into the data center and cloud services space. Hostway will
leverage Boles' experience at Cognizant and in his previous positions to bring
new, packaged, hosted and cloud-based enterprise-class solutions and IT
services to the small and mid-sized businesses that Hostway serves.
The executive changes and expanded roadmap mark the first public indication of
the company's revised strategic direction since the acquisition of Hostway by
private investment firm Littlejohn & Co, LLC, in December. Littlejohn invested
in Hostway because of the burgeoning market demand for hosted IT solutions and
the company's 500,000+-customer footprint in the hosted technology market.
"Hosting and cloud services are becoming increasingly critical to SMBs, and
Hostway has established a solid foothold in the space," Boles said. "The
company is ideally positioned to take advantage of the ongoing move to
consuming IT as a service, and we're going to do that by offering bundled
IaaS/solution packages that help SMBs streamline the sourcing process,
consolidate billing, and get their own solutions to market faster."
That process will include expanding on the company's current hosted and
cloud-based services through both internal product development and
partnerships with best-of-breed solution providers. One of the first
initiatives – to be announced at the Parallels Summit 2014 that opens in New
Orleans on February 24 – involves launching a private-label, turnkey cloud
reseller platform targeting value-added resellers, system integrators, telcos
and other organizations that work with SMBs.
Boles' career has focused on network, managed and IT infrastructure services.
In addition to Cognizant, his background includes serving as Chief Operating
Officer at Pegasus Solutions, an IT and business process services provider to
the travel and hospitality industry; and founding and leading a managed
services company called AimNet Solutions that served the SMB market and was
acquired by Cognizant in 2006. He also worked in various senior leadership
capacities at IBM Global Network Services, and its successor, AT&T Global
Network Services. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the
University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporationis a leader in Cloud, Managed, Web and Hybrid Hosting,
Email and Applications. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 500,000 customers
worldwide. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and IaaS
providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure,
multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMBs and large
enterprises with cost-effective business solutions. Hostway is the only
hosting provider whose products serve businesses no matter where they are in
the IT lifecycle. For more information, visit www.hostway.com.
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