Global hosting and cloud services provider Leaseweb has named Richard Copeland as the CEO of Leaseweb USA, starting immediately. Mr. Copeland succeeds Lex Boost who has been the company’s CEO since 2016 and is stepping down while leaving the company.
Mr. Copeland, who joined Leaseweb USA in 2013, already has played a pivotal role in driving the company’s sales growth, market share, and customer satisfaction in the U.S.
In his most recent position, Mr. Copeland was the Director of Sales for Leaseweb USA, where he built the sales organization from the ground up into a multi-discipline team that included account management, inside sales, business development, customer success, sales support, pre-sales engineering, and contract management. Along with helping the business grow, Copeland was crucial to the company’s 2018 acquisition of Servint.
“Richard is an exceptional leader who has deep knowledge of our business and has built an impressive career understanding and meeting the unique needs of customers,” said Con Zwinkels, founder and CEO of Leaseweb. “The U.S. market, where we now have nine data center locations, remains an integral part of Leaseweb’s global strategy and mission, and we look forward to seeing Richard take our U.S. business to its next level of growth.”
Client Partnership Approach
Richard Copeland has worked in the information technology and services sector for more than 25 years. He worked for Verizon Business for ten years prior to joining Leaseweb USA, where he held a variety of sales leadership and account management positions.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Copeland had positions of responsibility for process engineering, production management, and customer technical support for a company that produced printed circuit boards. Copeland graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Richmond, Virginia’s Virginia Commonwealth University.
“What differentiates Leaseweb from other hosting providers is its partnership approach with customers and ability to deliver innovative, reliable, and customizable solutions that align with their business objectives,” said Richard Copeland. “With the global strength of Leaseweb’s portfolio and a strong local leadership team in place, I am eager to build upon our success and reinforce our position as a trusted partner to entrepreneurs, SMBs and enterprises in the U.S.”
Leaseweb has been offering infrastructure for websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company has more than 80,000 servers under management. Leaseweb manages 25 data centers spread across locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Each of these facilities is supported by a network backbone with a combined capacity of more than 10Tbps.