Host.net, a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, has announced the appointment of Nick Russo as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Mr. Russo will be responsible for executing the company’s technical vision, identifying emerging technology trends, research & development, creating relevant policy and developing new IT solutions.
Nick Russo will also communicate the company’s technology strategy to partners, management, investors and employees. Mr. Russo brings with him 20 years of IT experience in the Managed Service Provider area, as well as LAN and WAN architecture.
“Host.net is an outstanding company and I am thrilled to join the team,” said Nick Russo, CTO for Host.net. “It’s an exciting time in the company’s history and I look forward to playing a key role as we work to meet and exceed our customer’s demands.”
Prior to joining Host.net, Mr. Russo was the Chief Technologist at Apogee IT Services. His role was to provide a clear course for the company’s technology roadmap, industry research, mentoring and team development, refinement of the Company’s current technologies and top tier troubleshooting. Mr. Russo’s strong networking experience includes network design, architecture, planning and deployment.
“We are excited to welcome Nick to the Host.net team. He brings a unique blend of strategic, technical and business experience to the Company,” said Jason Katz, CEO for Host.net. “Nick is a proven leader with an impressive record of implementing and managing advanced telecommunications networks and technologies; we look forward to leveraging that experience at Host.net. In addition to his technical expertise, Nick brings a deep understanding of customer needs and strategic direction.”