RapidScale, a provider of managed cloud services, has added Bob Buchanan to its team as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. BobBuchanan is based in Raleigh, N.C. and will be responsible for leading RapidScale’s national go-to-market and sales strategy, focused on accelerating RapidScale’s market position as a provider of Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.
Bob Buchanan comes to RapidScale with experience in building, managing and leading direct sales, account management, and channel sales teams.
Fourteen years ago, Mr. Buchanan joined a data center startup, Hosted Solutions, in Raleigh, which was acquired by Windstream in 2010. Buchanan was introduced to the channel during his time at Windstream, leading the company’s cloud and data center go-to-market strategy within the partner community. In 2015, Windstream divested its data center assets and the Hosted Solutions organization was acquired by TierPoint, where Buchanan most recently functioned as Vice President of Channel Sales.
“I’ve worked in both large and small organizations, and there is nothing more fun than being part of a company in high-growth mode. RapidScale’s entrepreneurial culture is something to embrace, as it is truly a competitive advantage,” said Bob Buchanan. “I have a strong desire to be part of a team that is laser focused on the customer experience while being 100% committed to our channel partner community. We are in the early phase of this journey and I’m excited to be part of something that is bigger than any one individual.”
The hire of Bob Buchanan would exemplify RapidScale’s commitment to the Raleigh market, with other key leaders like Duane Barnes, SVP, Cloud Engineering already located there and plans to strategically grow the Raleigh team with engineering and account management talent. In the near future, the managed cloud services provider will be expanding its office space into a premier facility in downtown Raleigh.
RapidScale’s “innovative” solutions include CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more.