Rackspace Names Lew Moorman as President

Rackspace Hosting 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.

For several years Moorman has driven strategic planning, product development, acquisitions, and other new business initiatives across the company. As President of Rackspace’s 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.

Moorman joined Rackspace in 2000, just over a year after the company’s founding, and has played an instrumental role in building Rackspace into the service leader in cloud computing. The company today serves more than 164,000 customers in 120 countries, and more than 3,800 employees, known as Rackers, in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company went public in 2008; its stock trades under the symbol RAX, on the New York Stock Exchange.

“Lew has helped transform Rackspace from a small dedicated-hosting company to the service leader in cloud computing,” says 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.”

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.

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