Submitted by virtustreamadmin on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 01:58
San Francisco, CA - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Rodney Rogers, the company’s co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a "Top Chief Executive Officer" for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top CEOs that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CEOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.
"Rodney Rogers is an established entrepreneur and thought leader in the field of IT," said Adam Navrozally, analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank. "His work has spread Virtustream’s reputation for innovation and providing high-quality IT solutions to its clients worldwide. He is highly regarded in his field, and amongst other CEOs."
With over 100,000 private company CEOs in the United States, only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s "Top Private Company CEO Rankings" for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top Private CEOs in 2012 has been their ability to spread their company’s reputation for leadership and innovation in their industry. ExecRank also heavily weighed the recommendations provided by CFOs of finalists. In addition, ExecRank saw a significant uptick in the number of CEOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CEOs that made this list represent the best of the best in executive leadership.
"I am honored to be listed among the many distinguished CEOs that are driving innovation today," said Rogers. "This award also validates Virtustream’s ability to maintain a competitive advantage and emerge as a leading brand in the competitive cloud market. I am excited to continue leading our outstanding team of industry experts as we strive to surpass our customers’ expectations for secure, reliable, performance-assured enterprise class cloud solutions."
For the complete rankings, please visit www.ExecRank.com.
About Rodney Rogers
A thought leader and successful entrepreneur, Rodney Rogers has over 22 years of experience in the IT services industry. Prior to co-founding Virtustream in 2008 alongside CTO Kevin Reid, Rogers helped establish Adjoined Consulting. The firm was acquired by Kanbay in 2006, which was subsequently acquired by Capgemini in 2007. Rogers has received numerous accolades, including a spot on Kennedy Research’s global list of “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants,” and being named a finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Having raised over $150 million in venture capital for companies he has helped launch, Rogers has a proven track record of steering businesses to success.
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the five largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies, Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74 percent of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100 percent of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took two years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over six million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream, cloud management software for private/public/hybrid clouds and also offers the Virtustream Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure, cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.
Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange, SpotCloud®; has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.