– Chief Executive OfficerMeet Joel
A seasoned entrepreneur and startup executive, Joel Daly has a proven track record of establishing operational strategies that position emerging companies for long-term growth. As CEO at HOSTING, Joel oversees all operational activities while ensuring that each department has the tools and resources they need to create the best possible customer experience. Joel also leads the HOSTING direct and indirect channel sales teams and programs from inception to sales success.
Prior to HOSTING, Joel served as COO of QTC Management, a leading provider of medical examination and occupational health services. Previously, he co-founded and served as COO of INFLOW, an application hosting services provider. While at INFLOW, Joel oversaw the construction, operations and availability of 14 data centers throughout the United States. Joel also co-founded and served as Vice President of Operations for LINK-VTC, a global provider of videoconferencing services. LINK-VTC was acquired by Global Crossing in 1995.
Joel holds a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
An in-demand speaker, Joel advises corporations across the country on best practices for establishing service-oriented cultures.
– PresidentMeet Bill
As President of HOSTING, Bill provides the direction and management of all sales and marketing operations to accelerate HOSTING growth initiatives.
Prior to HOSTING, Bill launched the services division for SHI, a $3.2 billion software and hardware retailer. During his tenure, Bill established SHI’s overall service vision and strategy, including lifecycle services, software enablement, datacenter consulting, cloud computing services, and long-term contract services. Previously, Bill served as Director of Strategy and Innovation for IBM Global Services where he spearheaded business and technical development activities with Xcel Energy.
Bill holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from MIT.
– Chief Operating OfficerMeet Don
Don serves as principal architect and executioner of plans required to realize the HOSTING 2020 Vision. Functions reporting to Don include operations, engineering, product, compliance and security and our HostMySite division.
A 20-plus year veteran of the technology service provider field, Don brings a proven track record for improving operational and financial performance through the application and integration of people, process and technology.
Prior to his role as COO, Don served two years as our EVP of Operations. His cloud roots date back to 2005 when he ran operations at OpSource (now Dimension Data). Don has also held executive-level positions at Qwest (now CenturyLink) and Advanced Technology Group.
A passionate student and teacher of leadership, Don’s “why” is all about bringing out the very best in others. He teaches our Leadership@HOSTING series and enjoys coaching others to higher levels of performance.
Don graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He spent five years as an Infantry officer and is a decorated combat veteran from the First Gulf War.
Don lives in Denver with his wife and two kids where they enjoy the Colorado lifestyle and supporting Colorado Young Leader’s ongoing efforts to produce tomorrow’s leaders today.
– Chief Financial OfficerMeet Rick
Rick brings over 22 years of Information Technology Services industry experience in finance, investing, consulting and operations to his role as Chief Financial Officer. His prior roles at HOSTING included Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Customer Insights.
Prior to HOSTING, Rick was an associate at Meritage Private Equity Funds, a communications focused venture capital firm. While at Meritage, Rick served on the investment committee and as interim COO for one of their portfolio companies. Before joining Meritage, Rick served in management roles at Inflow, Inc. prior to its
successful sale to Sungard Availability Services.
Rick was also a consultant in Accenture’s Telecommunications Practice where he specialized in the Dynamic Middle Markets group.
Rick has a B.S. degree in Information Systems from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the MIT
Sloan School of Management.
– Chief Technology OfficerMeet Paul
Paul is the CTO at HOSTING as well as the co-founder of Stelligent, a division of HOSTING that leads the market in automated DevOps and Continuous Delivery on the AWS platform. Under Paul’s stewardship, Stelligent began implementing Continuous Delivery solutions on AWS in 2009. Today, it is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with the DevOps Competency serving enterprise customers.
Paul is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional who has architected, implemented and managed software and systems for more than two decades. He is one of currently 36 AWS Community Heroes worldwide – a designation only bestowed on super users who have an outstanding impact on – and mentorship of – the AWS developer community. He is also a prolific writer and thought leader, and authored the Jolt-award winning Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk(Addison-Wesley, 2007), DevOps in AWS LiveLessons (Addison-Wesley, 2014) and more than 30 articles on automation, DevOps and AWS.
At HOSTING, Paul is the mastermind behind our company’s technical vision and technological development. He is currently writing a book on Enterprise DevOps in AWS in addition to blogging at both Stelligent.com and HOSTING.com. You can also tune in to hear him co-host the DevOps in AWS Radio podcast.