Rackspace Appoints Industry Veteran Kevin Costello to Its Board of Directors

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Rackspace, a global managed cloud hosting provider, has announced that Kevin Costello has joined the Rackspace board of directors. A veteran in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry, Costello served as the president of Ariba, Inc., a spend-management software and consulting services company, for six years.

During his tenure at Ariba, Kevin Costello provided strategic vision and operational guidance that helped transform the company into a leading global provider of cloud computing and commerce management solutions.

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“I have always appreciated companies with a clear strategy and a strong culture,” said Kevin Costello.

When SAP acquired Ariba in 2012, Costello continued to serve as president, where he focused on driving the Ariba solution through the SAP cloud go-to-market organization to ensure successful integration. Prior to Ariba and SAP, Costello served in various senior management positions during his 18-year career at Andersen Business Consulting.

Kevin Costello holds a B.S. in accounting with high honors from the University of Illinois. He has lived in Atlanta for 30 years and established himself as an advisor in the technology community.

“I’m pleased to join Rackspace at such an exciting time in the company’s journey,” said Kevin Costello. “I have always appreciated companies with a clear strategy and a strong culture, and I look forward to working with the Rackspace team as they continue to innovate and grow in the years ahead.”