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Moorman will continue to own strategy and product development, including cloud computing technologies as well as the sales and support segments globally.
Rackspace Hosting, a web hosting company, recently announced the promotion of Lew Moorman to President, effective immediately. Moorman, 41, will continue to report to Lanham Napier. With the promotion, Moorman will assume the title of President and Napier will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Previously Moorman was President, Cloud and Chief Strategy Officer.
The company mentions that for several years Moorman has driven strategic planning, product development, acquisitions, and other new business initiatives across the company. As President of its cloud business he has led the company’s fastest growing business. In his new role as President of the company, Moorman will continue to own strategy and product development, including cloud computing technologies as well as the sales and support segments globally.
It says that Moorman joined the company in 2000, just over a year after the company’s founding, and has played an instrumental role in building it. Moorman serves as a commissioner on Tech America’s Cloud2 Commission, supporting the federal government’s exploration and adoption of cloud services. He also serves on the Texas Biomedical Research Institute board of trustees. Moorman received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman held several positions at the management-consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising high technology clients on critical strategic issues.
“Lew has helped transform Rackspace from a small dedicated-hosting company to the service leader in cloud computing,” said Napier. “Lew’s insight and judgment have served us well through our strategic acquisitions, the development of our multi-tenant cloud business, and the huge bet that we’ve made on open standards, through our founding of OpenStack.”