Dan Houdek is part of the Global Alliance Marketing team at Rackspace. Dan has a wealth of experience helping Fortune 100 companies, SMBs and entrepreneurial ventures bring their brands to life, connecting them with decision makers and influencers across commercial and consumer markets. Over his career, he has developed an understanding of marketing, sales and operational disciplines first hand, serving as a leader, chief strategist, relationship manager, mediator and producer for some of the world’s most influential brands, including Dell, Microsoft, AMD, Compaq and Cable & Wireless. Although Dan loves technology, he likes to unplug from it all and get lost in a good run with his best friend (his dog Cody), go outdoors camping/canoeing/hiking, or simply being a goofball dad and husband. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @DanHoudek.