Former Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes Joins Liquid Web’s Board of Directors | #LiquidWeb

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rackspace taylor rhodesLiquid Web, a global provider of managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has appointed Taylor Rhodes to their board of directors. Mr. Rhodes brings more than 20 years of technology leadership experience to his seat on Liquid Web’s board, including his previous role of President and CEO for managed cloud services company, Rackspace.

Currently, Taylor Rhodes is CEO of SMS Assist, a high-growth technology startup that sells cloud-based property management software to commercial clients.

“We’re thrilled to have Taylor’s voice on our board,” said Jim Geiger, CEO of Liquid Web. “He is an experienced hosting executive with a reputation for technology innovation, operational excellence, and customer-first focus. Taylor’s appointment to our board signifies Liquid Web’s continued dedication to serving businesses that are born in and dependent on the cloud and web to deliver products and services to the masses.”

Taylor Rhodes, an early pioneer in managed hosting and cloud infrastructure, is a husband of 22 years, a father of three, and a US Marine Corps veteran. He tells people he lives in Chicago but his heart is in Texas.

“Jim Geiger and his team bring an impressive record of successful business-building to an important segment of the hosting market,” said Taylor Rhodes. “Most of the hyper-scale cloud providers focus on the enterprise-scale customer, leaving behind a large number of small businesses who need to rely on a trusted partner to make technology work for them.  Liquid Web’s Most Helpful Humans in Hosting™ make technology more accessible and valuable to the hard-working SMB segment which doesn’t want to or have the resources to stay current on rapidly evolving technology that powers their businesses.”

“Jim is a strong believer in the power of values-driven cultures that empower employees to create amazing customer value,” added Mr. Rhodes. “I share this passion with Jim and his team and I am excited to join the Liquid Web board.”

With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, Liquid Web owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings, including bare metal dedicated servers, fully managed hosting, Managed WordPress, and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

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