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Managed WordPress Hosting Firm WP Engine Adopts New Growth Model

WP Engine, one of the world’s largest Managed WordPress hosting companies, has adopted a new growth model. The company will now be organized around three primary business lines to better address the distinct needs of enterprise, SMB and international customers.

CloudSphere Hires Industry Vet as CEO to Accelerate Company Growth

Cloud management platform provider CloudSphere hires industry veteran Jane Gilson as the company’s CEO successor to Patrick McNally. Gilson’s background spans growing a multi-billion-dollar division at Google, heading worldwide business strategy at Microsoft, co-founding a venture backed company and mentoring several technology startups.

Global Connectivity Company GNX Appoints Director of Operations

Connectivity veteran Berto van Egdom has joined global connectivity company GNX as a Director of Operations. Mr. van Egdom who previously worked as Project Director for Custom Connect has been hired to further enhance GNX’s business processes and service delivery.

INAP Hires Warren Greenberg as VP of US Sales from Lumen Technologies

INAP has hired Warren Greenberg as Vice President of US Sales. Greenberg joins INAP from Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink), where he served as the Vice President/General Manager for one of the largest regions in North America, helping to drive Lumen's transformation into an enterprise technology platform provider.

STACK Hires Its New CTO from Cologix

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE, a company delivering wholesale data center build-to suit, colocation, and powered shell solutions in eight U.S. markets today, has appointed Val Milshtein to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

NS1 Hires David Coffey as Chief Product Officer from Forcepoint

NS1, a company offering DNS, DHCP, and IPAM services globally, has hired David Coffey as Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining NS1, Mr. Coffey served as Senior Vice President of Engineering for cybersecurity company Forcepoint, where he led research and development, spearheading the release of new products and revenue streams.

New German Data Center Firm Mainova WebHouse Appoints Managing Director

Mainova WebHouse, a newly founded and wholly owned subsidiary of German energy supplier Mainova AG, has planned to develop, operate and lease data centers to companies in the future. As a data center industry veteran, Volker Ludwig has been appointed Managing Director of Mainova WebHouse Management GmbH as of January 1, 2021.

FiberLight Hires Chris Rabii as Its New CEO

Fiber infrastructure provider FiberLight has hired Chris Rabii as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Rabii is taking the place of Jim Lynch, who was announced as the company’s interim CEO in July 2020 and will remain the Executive Chairman of FiberLight.

DigitalOcean Appoints GoDaddy and Shutterfly CEOs to Its Board of Directors

Warren Adelman, former CEO of GoDaddy, and Hilary Schneider, CEO of Shutterfly, have joined cloud provider DigitalOcean’s board of directors, effective November 1, 2020. As a global cloud provider aiming its services at developers, DigitalOcean has experienced very rapid growth in recent years.

NorthC Datacenters Hires Bart van Aanholt as Chief Commercial Officer

NorthC Datacenters has appointed Bart van Aanholt (48) as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mr. Van Aanholt joins NorthC Datacenters from CenturyLink where he served as Vice President of Sales Continental Europe and MEA.

Industry Vet Steve Smith Appointed CEO of Zayo Group

Zayo Group has appointed Steve Smith as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO of Equinix for over 10 years, Mr. Smith helped Equinix grow its revenue from $400 million to $4.4 billion across 200 data centers, in 52 markets, serving over 10,000 customers.