RAX » Topics » EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

This excerpt taken from the RAX DEF 14A filed Apr 13, 2009.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Set forth below is the name, age, and position of each of our executive officers.

 

Executive Officer

   Age   

Title

A. Lanham Napier

   38   

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Bruce R. Knooihuizen

   53   

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Lew Moorman

   38   

President, The Rackspace Cloud and Chief Strategy Officer

Jim Lewandowski

   48   

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

John Lionato

   46   

Senior Vice President, Customer Care

Alan Schoenbaum

   51   

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Klee Kleber

   41   

Vice President, Marketing and Product Development

Wayne Roberts

   46   

Vice President, Human Resources

Brian Thomson

   35   

Managing Director, EMEA

Troy Toman

   42   

Vice President, Operations

A. Lanham NapierFor biographical information see “Proposal 1— Election of Directors—Directors Not Standing for Election.”

Bruce R. Knooihuizen has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer since he joined us in February 2008. From 1996 until February 2008, Mr. Knooihuizen was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dobson Communications, a provider of rural and suburban wireless telephone services. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Knooihuizen was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for The Westlink Co. in San Diego, a wireless provider which was formerly an operating unit of US West. Previously, he was Treasurer and Controller of Ameritech Cellular from 1990 to 1994; Director, Accounting Operations of Ameritech Applied Technologies from 1988 to 1990; and Controller of Ameritech Properties in 1988, all located in Chicago. From 1980 to 1988, he held various financial and accounting positions with The Ohio Bell Telephone Company. Mr. Knooihuizen received his B.S. in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his M.B.A in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.

Lew Moorman was named as President, The Rackspace Cloud, on February 25, 2009 and also serves as our Chief Strategy Officer, a position he has held since April 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Moorman served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from January 2004 until April 2008, as our Chief Marketing Officer from 2001 to December 2003 and as our Vice President, Strategy and Product Development from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Rackspace, Mr. Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising a variety of high technology clients on critical strategic issues. Mr. Moorman received his B.A. from Duke University and his law degree from Stanford Law School.

Jim Lewandowski has served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales since he joined us in September 2008. From January 2007 to September 2008, Mr. Lewandowski worked as an independent consultant for several mid-cap private equity firms on a variety of strategic acquisitions, technology evaluations, and technical strategy issues. From September 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Lewandowski was the Executive Vice President of the Americas at McAfee, Inc. where he oversaw the North American and Latin American sales organizations. From January 2001 to September 2003, he served as Vice President of Business and Enterprise Services, North America, at Yahoo!, where he worked closely with senior management to drive the company’s diversification efforts outside of online advertising. Mr. Lewandowski received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

John Lionato has served as our Senior Vice President, Customer Care since he joined us in May 2008. From January 2006 until March 2008, Mr. Lionato was a Vice President at Intuit in its Information Technology organization where he led business intelligence and employee support. From September 2004 to December 2005,

 

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he was the Center of Excellence Leader for Intuit’s Process Excellence organization where he was also the executive coach to Intuit’s CIO and the IT leadership team. From May 2002 until August 2004, Mr. Lionato was the Global Support Leader for Intuit’s Outsourced Payroll division at which time he also served as a director on the Board of Directors of CRI, Inc., a wholly owned division of Intuit. From January 2001 until April 2002, Mr. Lionato was the Supportability Leader in the Quickbooks division of Intuit. Prior to joining Intuit, Mr. Lionato held a variety of leadership positions at General Electric in Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations, and Quality. Mr. Lionato received his B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University in New York and his law degree from Quinnipiac University College of Law in Connecticut.

Alan Schoenbaum has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since he joined us in December 2005. From 1991 until December 2005, Mr. Schoenbaum was a partner in the San Antonio office of the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He received his B.A. in English and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Klee Kleber has served as our Vice President, Marketing and Product Development since he joined us in March 2007. From 2004 until March 2007, Mr. Kleber was Vice President, Marketing for Segway, the manufacturer and distributor of the Segway Personal Transporter. From 2003 until 2004, he managed U.S. marketing for Dell’s corporate desktop and notebook lines. From 2000 until 2003, he was a Vice President and General Manager in Dell’s European operation, serving in Germany and the U.K. From 1998 until 2000, he led Dell’s U.S. consumer marketing organization. From 1997 until 1998, he ran marketing for Dell in Japan. From 1994 until 1997, he managed domestic product marketing for Dell’s consumer and small-business product lines. Mr. Kleber received his B.A. in Economics and German from Rice University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wayne Roberts has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since November 2008 and was our Vice President, Infrastructure Services from November 2007 to October 2008. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Roberts was the Director of Professional Services for Dell, Inc. from July 2000 to August 2007, where he helped build and manage a U.S. field organization of over 300 consulting professionals to deliver infrastructure consulting solutions to Dell customers and was a senior leader in Accenture, Ltd.’s (formerly Andersen Consulting) global human services practice from April 1994 to July 2000. From January 1987 until re-joining Accenture, Ltd. in April 1994, Mr. Roberts held various leadership positions in Trammell Crow Company and Accenture, Ltd. Mr. Roberts received his B.B.A. in Business Analysis and Research and his M.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Brian Thomson has served as our Managing Director, EMEA since August 2008. Mr. Thomson was our Finance Director, EMEA from April 2006 to August 2008, and was responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, and internal controls in EMEA. Before joining our EMEA operations, Mr. Thomson was a member of our US finance department from September 2004 to March 2006, overseeing capital investment, supply chain and data centre operations. From May 2003 to August 2004 he was a Finance Analyst at Dell, Inc. in Round Rock, Texas. Mr. Thomson received his B.A. in Finance from Baylor University and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Troy Toman has served as our Vice President, Operations since he joined us in September 2006. From 2004 until September 2006, he was Vice President of Marketing at Kazeon Systems, an information access technology company which provides e-discovery solutions. From 2003 until 2004, Mr. Toman was Senior Director, utility computing at Veritas Software, a storage management software company, which was acquired by Symantec in 2005. From 1998 until 2002, Mr. Toman was Vice President and General Manager, Search Division at Inktomi Corporation, a software company, which was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in 2002. From 1996 until 1998, Mr. Toman was Group Marketing Manager, Java OS at Sun Microsystems. From 1988 until 1996, he was Program Director, AIX Solution Developer Programs at IBM. Mr. Toman received his B.S. in Computer Sciences from Texas A&M University.

 

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