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Talent Flying to The Rackspace Cloud


Dear Harper, John, Mark, Michael, Nick and Rick:

We’d like to send each of you a Warm (and by warm we mean Texas warm) Welcome to the Rackspace family! We are so excited to have you join The Rackspace Cloud, and become bona fide Rackers. There are many reasons why we are excited, but here are the top four:

1) All six of you are Geeks, with a passion for customers.  So again “birds of feather flock together…”
2) You all have been there and done that before, and are the best at it. You bring deep expertise in data centers, infrastructure scaling, product dev, globalization, and ecosystem development.    You are all true innovators, and we can’t wait to see each of you in your element and in action.
3) It makes us feel all gooey inside, knowing you left leading tech companies (Yahoo, Canonical, Microsoft, Threadless, etc)  to be a part of our Cloud mission of spreading Fanatical Support to the Cloud.
4) I can’t forget to mention your good looks…and awesome hair (yes, I am a little jealous…;))

Read the full press release here to learn more about these great new hires. (And check out their nice photos below.)  We are always looking for new cool cats with a passion for technology, and customers. If you’re interested in joining the cloud computing movement and helping us solve complex technical problems, while having fun please visit our jobs page. And be sure to check out our video to get a little glimpse of what our culture is like.

– Emil and The Rackspace Cloud Team

Nick Longo on an Underwater Treasure Hunt

Michael Foster

Rick Clark

Harper Reed

John Purrier


Mark Collier and Family

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.

  • Mel Foster

    Way to go, Michael

  • User

    Fantastic! This is a good sighn that RS Cloud is headed in a great direction.
    Is any of this talent going to address user’s concerns?

    • Angela Bartels

      Yes, we are actively listening to our clients via forums, our quarterly satisfaction survey and every customer interaction. With more talent, our goal is to tackle our users’ concerns more quickly! If you have specific concerns and would like to know how we are addressing them, please feel free to email me at


      Angela Bartels

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