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GoGrid Names Jeffrey Samuels Chief Marketing Officer

Internet Infrastructure Executive to Drive Cloud Hosting Market Adoption

San Francisco, CA May 20, 2010–GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure and Hybrid Hosting Provider, today announced that it has named Jeffrey Samuels as Chief Marketing Officer. Samuels brings a proven executive track record in marketing, sales and product management to GoGrid's leadership team. In this role, Samuels will be responsible for managing and expanding GoGrid's cloud hosting businesses and driving market adoption at a global level.

"Jeff's impressive energy, vision, and track record make him a great addition to GoGrid," said GoGrid CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy. "His experience is uniquely anchored in scaling cloud-based business-to-business product lines. As GoGrid continues to innovate and increase market share in the cloud infrastructure market, Jeff's leadership will be vital."

Samuels has spent the majority of his career in the Internet infrastructure and application arena. Prior to the GoGrid appointment, he served as GM and Vice President at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) where he was responsible for product success and achieving revenue targets in Neustar's Internet Infrastructure Services Group, one of the fastest growing business units in the company. Samuels came to Neustar through its acquisition of UltraDNS where he was GM and EVP of Marketing–Neustar purchased UltraDNS in 2006 for $61.8M. At UltraDNS he was charged with building, educating and selling the enterprise market on what can now be regarded as one of the first commercially successful cloud-based infrastructure solutions. As a key member of the UltraDNS executive team, Samuels drove the company from pre-launch to become the number one provider of Managed DNS and traffic management solutions to thousands of customers across multiple industry verticals.

"I'm very excited to be joining GoGrid," said Samuels. "GoGrid was instrumental in creating the Cloud Infrastructure market and continues to enable businesses to deploy and manage complex infrastructure easily and securely in the cloud. GoGrid has benefited from over nine years of hosting and colocation leadership and is truly pioneering the migration to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). I look forward to working with the GoGrid team, customers and partners as we scale both this company and the market to new levels."

Samuels earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University. He currently is a key advisor and member of the leadership group of the Learning Center Program, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation that fosters parental involvement in low income San Francisco Bay Area school districts.

PR publication date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

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