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Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Graham Weston

51 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Karl Pichler

44 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Alex Pinchev

65 2016 Executive Vice President, President - Sales and Marketing

Eugene DeFelice

58 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Mark Roenigk

54 2015 General Manager, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Scott Crenshaw

51 2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Product

Joseph Saporito

63 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

W. Taylor Rhodes

44 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lewis Moorman

45 2013 Director

Kevin Costello

54 2014 Independent Director

Ossa Fisher

38 2013 Independent Director

John Harper

53 2015 Independent Director

Frederick Reichheld

64 2008 Independent Director

Lila Tretikov

38 2014 Independent Director

Jessica Drought

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Graham Weston

Mr. Graham M. Weston has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. He was Chairman of the Board, provided seed capital for the formation of our business in December 1998 and acted as our Chairman or Co-Chairman (or its functional equivalent for our predecessor entities) since that time and as our Chief Executive Officer (or its functional equivalent for our predecessor entities) from July 1999 to August 2006. Mr. Weston was again appointed to the Chief Executive Officer role in February 2014 and served through September 2014 at which time William Taylor Rhodes was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weston has led the creation of and managed a number of startup ventures and has had an ownership interest and/or managed various real estate companies, including Western Properties. Mr. Weston serves as a member of our Real Estate and Finance Committee. He received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

Karl Pichler

Mr. Karl Pichler is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company., 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.

Alex Pinchev

Mr. Alex Pinchev is Executive Vice President, President - Sales and Marketing of the Company., since January 1, 2016. Pinchev will oversee Rackspace's sales and marketing organizations and drive company growth as the leader in managed cloud services. Pinchev brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience to Rackspace. From 2003 to 2012, he led sales, services and marketing at Red Hat, and helped increase the company's revenue tenfold to more than $1 billion. While at Red Hat, Pinchev built key relationships with many Fortune 1000 companies and launched a global partner network with major original equipment manufacturers, value added resellers, independent software vendors and system integrators. After leaving Red Hat, Pinchev served as president and CEO of Acronis, a leader in data protection and disaster recovery software. He was most recently CEO of Capri Ventures, which helps technology start-ups develop go-to-market strategies, sales scalability and business modeling to accelerate growth. Pinchev holds a master's degree in applied mathematics and computer science from University ITMO in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Eugene DeFelice

Mr. Eugene DeFelice is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. DeFelice has over 30 years of legal experience, over 20 years of which is in corporate healthcare and technology, as well as leadership roles in sales, marketing and general management. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. DeFelice served as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of HMS Holdings Corp. from March 2014 to November 2015. He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2010 to July 2013. He served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SAVVIS Inc. from November 2006 to August 2010. From 1986 to 2005, Mr. DeFelice held various legal and executive positions of increasing responsibility at several healthcare and technology companies. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. with distinction from Webster University in Geneva Switzerland, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Mark Roenigk

Mr. Mark W. Roenigk is General Manager, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations 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.

Scott Crenshaw

Mr. Scott Crenshaw is Senior Vice President - Strategy and Product of the Company. Prior to joining Rackspace, Crenshaw was senior vice president of products at VeriSign, Inc., where he led the development of the company's new products and services, including key growth areas. Before joining Verisign in 2013, Crenshaw was senior vice president, strategy, and chief marketing officer for Acronis, Inc., a data backup and recovery solutions provider. Previously, he served eight years in executive positions at Red Hat, Inc., including vice president and general manager of the cloud business unit and, previously, in the same capacity for the company's Linux platform business unit. Prior to Red Hat, Crenshaw was the chief executive officer of NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc., a provider of embedded security solutions. He held a number of executive positions at enterprise software vendor Datawatch Corporation, including vice president of business development and vice president of product development. Early in his career he co-founded a networking startup. Crenshaw holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow at the Sloan School of Management.

Joseph Saporito

Mr. Joseph Saporito is Chief Accounting Officer of the company., 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.

W. Taylor Rhodes

Mr. W. Taylor Rhodes has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. He is our Chief Executive Officer and President, has served as our President since January 2014 and as our Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors since September 2014. Previously Mr. Rhodes served as our Chief Customer Officer from September 2013 to January 2014 and as our Managing Director, International from December 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Rhodes has also served in various other leadership roles at Rackspace since 2007, including as our Vice President, Enterprise (International), Vice President, Enterprise (US) and Vice President, Intensive. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Rhodes held a series of progressive leadership roles managing end-to-end relationships with large global customers at EDS. He is also a former US Marine Corps officer and received his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lewis Moorman

Mr. Lewis J. Moorman is Director of Rackspace Hosting, Inc., since August 2001. Mr. Moorman also served as both our President (from December 8, 2011), and as our Chief Strategy Officer (since April 2008) until stepping down from both roles in October 2013. From October 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Moorman provided the Company with strategic guidance as a part-time employee. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Moorman served as President of our Cloud division from February 2009 to December 2011, as our Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from January 2004 until April 2008, as our Chief Marketing Officer from 2001 to December 2003 and as our 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.

Kevin Costello

Mr. Kevin Costello is Independent Director of Rackspace hosting, Inc. since December 2014. From 2007 to January 2014, Mr. Costello served as the president of Ariba, Inc., a spend-managed software and consulting services company. When SAP acquired Ariba in 2012, Mr. Costello continued to serve as president where he focused on driving the Ariba solution through the SAP cloud go-to-market organization. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Costello served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Ariba. Prior to Ariba, Kevin served in various senior management positions during this 18-year career at Anderson Business Consulting. Mr. Costello holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ossa Fisher

Ms. Ossa Fisher is an Independent Director of the Company., since October 30, 2013. Ms. Fisher will serve on the Rackspace Board, while continuing her on-going tenure as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Analytics at global dating leader, The Match.com (a subsidiary of IAC), where she has been employed since May 2013. Swedish-born Fisher has a career history spanning growth strategy, customer analytics and marketing, all within competitive business industries. Ms. 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 (where she was employed from 2004-2013) and Goldman, Sachs & Co. (from 1999-2002). Ms. Fisher also worked for the World Bank Group in the information technology investment division in 2003. Most recently, she joined the executive team of The Match.com. which includes over 30 global dating brands such as Match.com, and focuses on strategic vision and analytical data mining and processing. Fisher holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University and an M.B.A. 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.

John Harper

Mr. John E. Harper is an Independent Director of Company since February 2015. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Harper served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dell Services, an $8 billion business unit of Dell, Inc. Prior to the acquisition of Perot Systems by Dell, Harper served as the Chief Financial Officer of Perot Systems Corporation where he was responsible for the company’s global financial management activities. He served as the main interface to the investment community, oversaw mergers and acquisitions activities, and was responsible for the corporation’s planning, accounting and treasury functions. Mr. Harper also served as Perot Systems’ Treasurer, where he helped lead its initial public stock offering and spearheaded efforts to strengthen its financial performance as well as Head of Corporate Development and Finance Director of Perot Systems’ operating units. Before joining Perot Systems, Harper spent 9 years in the audit practice of Ernst & Young serving a number of industries including technology, manufacturing, education and oil and gas. Harper holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and is a CPA in the state of Texas.

Frederick Reichheld

Mr. Frederick F. Reichheld is an 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 major business forums and groups of Chief Executive Officers 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), The Ultimate Question, (Harvard Business School Press, 2006) and The Ultimate Question 2.0 (Harvard Business School Press 2011). He received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Lila Tretikov

Ms. Lila Tretikov is Independent Director of the Company., effective September 16, 2014. Ms. Tretikov served as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides equal access to knowledge through services like Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia, available in 285 languages and the fifth most popular website in the world, from May 2014 to March 2016. Prior to her service with Wikimedia, Ms. Tretikov served as the Chief Product Officer for the open-source, cloud-based software vendor SugarCRM from 2006 to May 2014. SugarCRM sponsored an open source project with more than 30,000 contributors and deployed by over 1.5 million individuals in 120 countries and 26 languages. Lila began her career as an engineer at the Sun-Netscape Alliance working on the Java server in 1999. Ms. Tretikov studied Computer Science and Art at the University of California, Berkeley, where she did research work in machine learning and holds patents for intelligent data mapping, dynamic language applications, and other technology innovations.

Jessica Drought