WHOA.com, a company offering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud hosting services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud storage, disaster recovery (DR), integrated applications and security, has appointed Israel Varela as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Varela will lead the expansion of WHOA.com’s sales strategy.
Israel Varela comes from Rackspace and has more than 12 years of experience. Most recently he was Commercial Director of Sales at Rackspace. During his career at Rackspace, Mr. Varela led teams maintaining over 1,500 cloud-centric accounts valued at over $100 million in annual revenue.
Mr. Varela joined Rackspace in 2008 and in less than 6 years his successes propelled him to the management team as Director of Commercial Sales. Now, he will lead WHOA.com’s sales efforts using his extensive industry knowledge and experience.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Varela joining the leadership team at WHOA.com,” said Mark Amarant, CEO of WHOA.com. “Israel has been successful in not only selling cloud services, but in leading sales teams over the last 12 years and he is a great addition to our growing company. Israel’s proven track record of success is a great compliment to the experienced leadership team already in place at WHOA.com.”
Based in Hollywood, Florida, WHOA.com’s network of multiple Tier IV data centers is strategically located across the U.S.
“Whoa’s combination of security, redundancy, and compliance puts them in a unique space in the cloud market,” said Israel Varela. “The product is not only top of the line due to their partnerships with top-tier technology companies, but because they put their customers first.”