People: Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Graham Weston

49 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Taylor Rhodes

2014 President

Karl Pichler

41 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Mark Roenigk

52 2009 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Alan Schoenbaum

55 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Joseph Saporito

59 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

Ryan Neading

2014 Chief Information Officer

Rick Jackson

2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Cotten

2013 Managing Director - International

Chris Cochran

2012 Interim General Manager - Enterprise

Palmer Moe

69 2001 Lead Independent Director

Ossa Fisher

2013 Director

Lewis Moorman

2013 Director

S. James Bishkin

55 2005 Independent Director

Michael Gilliland

51 2011 Independent Director

Mark Mellin

52 2009 Independent Director

Fred Reichheld

61 2008 Independent Director

George Still

2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Graham Weston

Mr. Graham M. Weston is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Rackspace Hosting Inc. He provided seed capital for the formation of Company's business in December 1998 and acted as Company's Chairman or Co-Chairman (or its functional equivalent for Company's predecessor entities) since that time and as Company's Chief Executive Officer (or its functional equivalent for Company's predecessor entities) from July 1999 to August 2006. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Weston led the creation of and managed a number of startup ventures. Mr. Weston is also the Chief Executive Officer of Weston Properties, a real estate company that owns or manages industrial and office properties. Mr. Weston serves as a member of Company's Real Estate and Finance Committee and Company's Service and Strategy Committee. He received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

Taylor Rhodes

Mr. Taylor Rhodes has been appointed as President of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., with effect from January 13, 2014. Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Rhodes acted as the Chief Customer Officer from September 2013 and prior to that, was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Rackspace International from December 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Rhodes also acted in other leadership positions at Rackspace since joining the company in July 2007, including leading the sales and support organization which focused on large enterprises. Before joining Rackspace, Mr. Rhodes worked at EDS in a series of leadership roles, managing end-to-end relationships with large global customers. In addition, Mr. Rhodes is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer and holds an MBA degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Karl Pichler

Mr. Karl Pichler is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since November 09, 2011. Previously he served as the interim Chief Financial Officer from April 2011 to November 2011. From 2005 to April 2011, Mr. Pichler served as Company's Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Pichler served as Vice President of the North American Middle Market Advisory Practice at Stern Stewart & Co. in New York, specializing in management, valuation, and incentive applications of economic profit under its trademarked name of EVA. Early in his career, Mr. Pichler was a research fellow at the Institute for Financial Management at the University of Bern in Switzerland and worked as a business analyst at Swiss Bank Corporation. Pichler is a CFA Charterholder and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Bern, Switzerland, receiving a Licentiate Rerum Politicarum in Business Administration and Economics.

Mark Roenigk

Mr. Mark Roenigk is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since December 2009. From January 2008 until December 2009, Mr. Roenigk was the Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Operational Excellence at eBay. From January 2007 until December 2008, Mr. Roenigk was the Senior Vice President, Operations at XM Satellite Radio where he was responsible for all supply chain activities and global procurement in the manufacturing and distribution of XM products. From April 2004 to August 2006 he was Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, at Intuit and from February 1995 to March 2004 was a general manager at Microsoft Corporation across a variety of operational roles. Mr. Roenigk received his B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University.

Alan Schoenbaum

Mr. Alan Schoenbaum is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Rackspace Hosting Inc. He is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Rackspace and leads global legal team. Alan is also responsible for the government relations efforts. Prior to joining Rackspace in 2005, he was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in San Antonio, Texas. Alan has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his legal career he has represented public and private growth companies, venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. Alan received his B.A. in English and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Joseph Saporito

Mr. Joseph Saporito is Chief Accounting Officer of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since February 21, 2012. From 2008 until joining Rackspace, Mr. Saporito practiced as a financial consultant and Leadership Coach. From 2002 to 2008, he served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Carriage Services, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company. Mr. Saporito prior professional experience includes 15 years as partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Saporito currently serves as a Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of US Dataworks, Inc. Mr. Saporito earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a CPA and is certified as a Leadership Coach by Georgetown University.

Ryan Neading

Mr. Ryan Neading is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Neading brings with him over a decade of leadership experience and specialization in the high tech industry. Prior to joining Rackspace, Neading's responsibilities were expanded to serve as the co-leader of eBay's development site in Austin. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Neading is active in serving in and donating technology to an elementary school in the Austin area. He also participates in GirlStart, an initiative that encourages girls in science, technology, engineering and math. Neading earned a degree in Organizational Communication from Pepperdine University.

Rick Jackson

Mr. Rick Jackson is Chief Marketing Officer of Rackspace Hosting Inc. He joined Rackspace in July 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. He leads the global marketing and brand efforts that support go-to-market strategies for growth in the evolving hybrid cloud market. A technologist at heart, Rick’s career of over 25 years has been focused on new and emerging technologies and their impact on IT and business results, fueled by his passion for learning and promoting new ideas and concepts. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for VMware as it transitioned from virtualization to cloud technologies, and has held chief marketing roles at Borland Software, BEA Systems, and NetGravity. Rick holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California State University, Northridge.

Jeff Cotten

Mr. Jeff Cotten has been appointed as Managing Director - International of Rackspace Hosting Inc., with effect from September 4, 2013. As Managing Director, International, Jeff is responsible for developing the company's strategic priorities and creating business growth across international markets. Jeff joined the US business in 2008 to lead an operational support unit in Rackspace’s Intensive business unit. Through his career at Rackspace he has held many positions including the founder and leader of the first Strategic Deal Center, Director of Sales Operations and the leader of the first Mega Accounts - Account Executive team focused on accelerating the growth of the existing Fortune 1000 customers. Most recently Jeff served as the General Manager of the Fortune 1000 business in the US where he led a team responsible for acquiring new, as well as serving and growing, existing Fortune 1000 customers. Jeff is a high-energy, hands-on leader who is passionate about helping customers solve business problems with technology, which is why he is at home at Rackspace where Fanatical Support is all about helping people create powerful outcomes through Hybrid Cloud Technologies. He is an innovator, author and contributor to seven patents too! Jeff began his career at EDS, where over an eleven year period he progressed from an applications developer to seasoned account executive and leader. His responsibilities included managing end-to-end relationships with one of EDS’ top 50 clients. Jeff has an ME in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chris Cochran

Mr. Chris Cochran has been appointed as Interim General Manager - Enterprise of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., effective October 8, 2012. Mr. Cochran joined Rackspace in 2008 and is moving from his current role as Vice President, Strategy, where he has been responsible for corporate strategy and transformation initiatives. Previously, Mr. Cochran helped launch the Rackspace Enterprise Services group, where he was responsible for the delivery of Fanatical Support®, the Company's unique brand of customer service. Prior to Enterprise Services, to the Company's most complex enterprise customers. Mr. Cochran launched and served as General Manager for the Rackspace Managed Colocation business. Before coming to Rackspace, Mr. Cochran worked for Electronic Data Systems in various strategy and operations roles, including as an enterprise account executive.

Palmer Moe

Mr. Palmer L. Moe is Lead Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since August 2001. Mr. Moe is also the Managing Director of Kronkosky Charitable Foundation in San Antonio, Texas, a position he has held since 1997. Mr. Moe was a partner of Arthur Andersen & Co., an accounting firm, and worked in its San Antonio, Houston and Denver offices from 1965 to 1983. From 1983 until 1992, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Valero Energy Corporation, an energy company. Mr. Moe is Company's Lead Director, Chairman of Company's Compensation Committee and Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves as a member of Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Moe also serves on the Board of Directors of a private company. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Denver and completed the Senior Executive Development Course at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ossa Fisher

Ms. Ossa Fisher is Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since October 30, 2013. Swedish-born Fisher has a career history spanning growth strategy, customer analytics and marketing, all within competitive business industries. Fisher has a broad range of expertise in technology and media, including more than 10 years in the Technology, Media and Telecom practices of both Bain & Company and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Fisher also worked for the World Bank Group in the information technology investment division. Most recently, she joined the executive team of Match, Inc, which includes over 30 global dating brands, and focuses on strategic vision and analytical data mining and processing. Fisher holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MA in Education from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is active in the Dallas community, serving as Chair of Uplift Education’s Southwest Dallas Board and as a board member on the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation Board.

Lewis Moorman

Mr. Lewis J. Moorman is Director of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., since August 2001. He served as President, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Moorman has also served as Company's President since December 8, 2011 and as Company's Chief Strategy Officer since April 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Moorman served as Company's President, The Cloud from February 2009 to December 2011, as Company's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from January 2004 until April 2008, as Company's Chief Marketing Officer from 2001 to December 2003 and as Company's Vice President, Strategy and Product Development from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Rackspace, Mr. Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising a variety of high technology clients on critical strategic issues. Mr. Moorman received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

S. James Bishkin

Mr. S. James Bishkin is Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since November 2005. He has served as the president of the general partner of Isom Capital Partners I through IV, whose primary purposes were to manage their investments in Rackspace, since December 1999, November 2000, November 2000, and October 2005, respectively, until September 2009 (Isom Capital Partners I and II) and November 2009 (Isom Capital Partners III and IV). From 1999 until 2002, he was a development partner with Shurgard Storage Centers, a real estate investment trust. Prior to that he founded and served as President of Emmis Mortgage, a company specializing in the acquisition of real estate backed commercial paper. Mr. Bishkin has been active in various real estate development and acquisition partnerships since 1983. Mr. Bishkin is the Chairman of Company's Real Estate and Finance Committee and serves as a member of Company's Nominating and Governance Committee. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin and his M.B.A from Southern Methodist University

Michael Gilliland

Mr. Michael Sam Gilliland is Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since August 1, 2011. Since 2003, Mr. Gilliland has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, where he has led more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries, spanning all segments of the travel industry. He was appointed to the role in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Gilliland served in several senior leadership positions at Sabre Holdings including president and CEO of Travelocity, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Sabre Holdings, group president of Sabre Airline Solutions, and senior vice president and general manager of Sabre Business Travel Solutions, a start-up venture within the company. Before joining Sabre Holdings in 1988, Mr. Gilliland worked as an electrical engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space in Austin, Texas. Mr. Gilliland was appointed to the President’s Management Advisory Board by U.S. President, Barack Obama, in March 2011 and, in 2012 was appointed to serve as vice chair during a third term on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Travel and Tourism Advisory Committee to Secretary of Commerce John Bryson. Also in 2012, Mr. Gilliland joined the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a group of prominent business and military leaders who support long-term policies to reduce U.S. oil dependence. Mr. Gilliland holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Mark Mellin

Mr. Mark P. Mellin, CPA, is Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., since May 2009. Mr. Mellin is a certified public accountant (CPA) and has been employed at Vidacare Corporation, a San Antonio, Texas based medical device company since December 2009, where he currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mellin previously was the managing partner of the San Antonio office of Arthur Andersen LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm he was with from September 1982 to August 2002. During his tenure at Arthur Andersen, Mr. Mellin oversaw the operations of the audit, tax and consulting practice of the San Antonio office and served as an auditor and financial advisor to numerous public and private companies. Mr. Mellin was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ilex Oncology, Inc., a publicly traded bio-pharmaceutical company, from September 2002 to December 2004 until its acquisition by Genzyme Corporation. At different points from January 2005 through December 2009, Mr. Mellin worked as a financial consultant, providing among other things, regulatory reporting and merger and acquisition assistance. Mr. Mellin is Chairman of Company's Audit Committee. He received his B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas in Austin in 1982 and his CPA license from the state of Texas in 1984.

Fred Reichheld

Mr. Fred Reichheld is Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since November 2008. Since 1977, Mr. Reichheld has been employed at Bain & Company, Inc., a global business consulting firm, and was elected to the partnership at Bain in 1982. Mr. Reichheld founded Bain’s Loyalty practice, which helps clients achieve superior results through improvements in customer, employee, partner, and investor loyalty, and has also served in a variety of other roles, including as a member of Bain & Company’s Worldwide Management, Nominating, and Compensation Committees. In January 1999, he was elected by the firm to become the first Bain Fellow. Mr. Reichheld is a frequent speaker to business forums and groups of CEOs and senior executives worldwide and has authored several books, including The Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force Behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value (Harvard Business School Press, 1996), The Loyalty Rules!: How Today’s Leaders Build Lasting Relationships (Harvard Business School Press 2003), and The Ultimate Question, (Harvard Business School Press, 2006) and The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Harvard Business School Press 2011). Mr. Reichheld is Chairman of Company's Service & Strategy Committee. He received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

George Still

Mr. George J. Still, Jr., is Independent Director of Rackspace Hosting Inc., since November 2006. He initially led the Company’s first institutional venture financing in 2000 as a partner at Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Still joined Norwest in 1989 and has served as a managing partner there since October 1994, where he focuses on investments in software, services, systems and consumer/Internet technologies. He also serves on the Boards of other private companies. Previously, Mr. Still worked for Ernst & Young, an accounting firm, in San Francisco and later as a Partner with Centennial Funds, a venture capital firm based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Still served as a director of the National Venture Capital Association from 1995 to 2000 and on the Stanford Business School Venture Capital Trust from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Still is a member of Company's Compensation Committee, Company's Nominating and Governance Committee and Company's Real Estate and Finance Committee. Mr. Still also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth College, where he currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Tuck School of Business.
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