GoGrid Announces New CEO and Executive Chairman

Longtime board member Warren Heffelfinger appointed CEO; Founder John Keagy transitions to executive chairman role

San Francisco, Calif., - June 1, 2011 - GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the appointment of Warren T. Heffelfinger as the company's CEO, effective immediately. A founding member of the company's Board of Directors since 2001, Mr. Heffelfinger assumes responsibility for GoGrid's overall leadership and oversight of day-to-day operations. Former CEO John Keagy, a GoGrid founder, will transition to a new role as Executive Chairman responsible for developing the company's long-term vision, industry evangelism and executive engagement with strategic customers and partners.

"As a pioneer and market leader, GoGrid plays a crucial role in shaping Cloud Computing adoption and transforming the way businesses deploy infrastructure," said Heffelfinger. "At this exciting stage, GoGrid needs to focus on flawless execution, high-quality service delivery and broad customer acquisition across many different segments to capitalize on exploding customer demand. I look forward to leading this great GoGrid team in taking full advantage of our amazing market growth opportunity."

With more than 20 years of executive and operational experience, Heffelfinger has a strong track record of success developing growth strategies and scaling profitable businesses. Prior to joining GoGrid, he was the founder of Bay Alarm Medical, LLC, a medical services company, and Arrival Communications, a telecommunications company focused on providing voice and Internet services. At Arrival, Heffelfinger drastically improved customer growth and retention to surpass leading telco benchmarks while positioning the company to expand into new verticals. Heffelfinger earned master's degrees in business administration and engineering management from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Yale University.

"As a 10-year member of GoGrid's Board of Directors, Warren has been instrumental in our development and market adoption strategy. With his deep knowledge of the company's growth opportunities and exceptional operational experience, he is well positioned to take a more hands-on role in shaping the next phase of GoGrid," said Keagy. "This transition marks a new focus for me as well. I'm excited to spend more time with our key customers and partners and evangelizing GoGrid's vision as industry shifts to cloud computing."

PR publication date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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