Dan Houdek leads product marketing for Rackspace Private Clouds, Managed Hosting and Colocation solutions. 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 20+ years in the technology industry, 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, VMware, AMD, and Compaq. Although Dan loves technology, he likes to unplug from it all and get lost in a good run with his running buds (his dogs Cody and Tucker), go outdoors camping/canoeing/hiking, or simply being a goofball dad and husband. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @DanHoudek or on LinkedIn.