RapidScale, a provider of managed cloud delivering its services to MSOs, VARs, MSPs, Carriers, Master Agents, technology advisors and telecom agents throughout the United States, has hired Brian Leonard as vice president of marketing. Leonard is based in Irvine and will be responsible for further accelerating RapidScale into a global brand and market leader in managed and hybrid managed cloud services.
Before RapidScale, Brian Leonard ran a marketing department comprised of 14 employees for four years as director of marketing at Intelisys, a ScanSource company and one of the leading technology services distributors in the US. His responsibilities included branding, digital marketing, advertising, marcom, video, marketing operations, Cloud Services University, and public relations. During his time at Intelisys, Leonard launched and hosted The Channel Outlaws podcast, a podcast focused exclusively on channel sales partners.
Mr. Leonard is hired to enable RapdiScale’s channel partners to gain market position in selling and consulting managed and hybrid managed cloud services, and to lead a robust RapidScale marketing, advertising and public relations strategy.
Cloud Partner Ecosystem
“RapidScale is experiencing tremendous growth and there is a greater need to expand awareness of our products, deepen our engagement with partners and customers, and continue to aggressively build our brand,” said RapidScale EVP, Sales & Marketing Bob Buchanan. “Brian is a proven industry leader with extensive experience in the channel, and he aligns perfectly with our pursuit of adding top-tier talent. I’m confident that he will be a tremendous asset to the RapidScale team, including our valued partner ecosystem as we continue to execute on our strategy.”
Previous to Intelisys, Leonard was co-owner of Mojo Marketing, a marketing agency focused exclusively on the telecom and cloud industry.
“Word of mouth means everything to me,” said Brian Leonard. “I spoke exhaustively to dozens of sales partners, solutions engineers, and even leadership professionals at Intelisys. The feedback was incredible, everyone spoke highly of the explosive team and solutions that RapidScale offers and continues expanding upon. I was determined to be surrounded by top talent and found that RapidScale has built one of the best teams in the industry.”