Kevin M. Jones Joins Managed Dedicated and Cloud Computing Services Provider Rackspace as CEO
April 30, 2019
Kevin M. Jones has joined managed dedicated and cloud computing services provider Rackspace as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace was established in 1998. It provides IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) services for “today’s multi-cloud world”. The company leverages the services of partners that include Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP and VMware to deliver managed services that meet its customers’ exact requirements. Mr. Jones becomes Rackspace’s third CEO in around two years and succeeds Joe Eazor.
Mr. Jones was brought in to help Rackspace grow faster. Before joining the company he was CEO at Dallas, Texas-based MV Transportation, Inc. - the “largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting ﬁrm in the United States”. Prior to this he held positions at DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell and EDS. In his new role he will oversee operations and be in charge of Rackspace’s global strategy and maintaining the company’s commitment to ‘Fanatical Experience’. He will also manage and grow the company’s ecosystem of cloud and technology company partnerships.
“I am very excited to join Rackspace and its incredible leadership team,” explained Mr. Jones. “I have always admired Rackers’ passion for providing customers with an unparalleled experience. Rackspace has an industry leading growth strategy as it continues to partner with customers on their digital transformation journey, and I look forward to working with the team as we help customers accelerate the value of the cloud. Rackspace is the best partner in the marketplace to help any company decide how to utilize the cloud and get the most out of its cloud applications.”