Talent Flying to The Rackspace Cloud

Filed in by Angela Bartels | October 2, 2009 3:00 pm

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[1] 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[2] movement and helping us solve complex technical problems, while having fun please visit our jobs page[3]. And be sure to check out our video [4]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

  1. full press release here: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20091002005146&newsLang=en
  2. cloud computing: http://www.rackspacecloud.com/what_is_cloud_computing
  3. jobs page: http://www.rackspacecloud.com/aboutus/jobs
  4. video : http://www.rackspacecloud.com/aboutus/team
  5. [Image]: http://twitter.com/nicklongo
  6. [Image]: http://harperreed.org/
  7. [Image]: http://twitter.com/sparkycollier

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