The maker of operating systems for web hosting providers, CloudLinux, has hired Jim Jackson as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Jackson will report to CloudLinux Founder and CEO Igor Seletskiy.
Jim Jackson brings to CloudLinux over 30 years of experience in software and services development, marketing, sales, and business operations in sectors including security, disaster recovery (DR) and data protection, big data and business intelligence, telecommunications, as well as mission-critical systems. In his new role, Mr. Jackson will provide executive leadership for all go-to-market activities, including sales, business development, marketing, and customer success on a worldwide basis.
“The hiring of Jim Jackson will help with CloudLinux’s business growth strategy and I look forward to working with him for many years to come,” said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO of CloudLinux. “As our company continues to grow, supported by the development of new security offerings and our recent acquisition of Revisium, we value people like Jim with expertise in security and hosting markets.”
Most recently, Jim Jackson was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Virtuozzo, a Parallels company. In the preceding years, he had “successful” leadership experiences at Symantec, VERITAS Software, AT&T, ARES Corp, Verizon, Teradata, and Hughes Aircraft. Jackson also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cryptsonic, an early stage DRM company. Jackson received his degrees in software engineering and business management with honors from Purdue University.
“I am thrilled to be joining the CloudLinux team at this pivotal time in their history,” said Jim Jackson, the newly hired President and CRO of CloudLinux. “Continued innovation in the security product suite is providing fantastic growth potential for the company, and I look forward to helping drive that growth.”
CloudLInux customers and partners are invited to come and meet Jim Jackson in person at upcoming events, including the cPanel conference in Houston, Texas, in October and the AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November.