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Former Verizon Director Among New Hires at CloudPassage, Hostway

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**Editor’s Note: Click here to see which channel people were on the move in January.**

CloudPassage's Tim ColbyTwo cloud companies that do business in the channel have brought on new personnel.

CloudPassage, the cloud security provider, added a vice president of channel sales, Tim Colby, and a vice president of federal sales, Dan Brigati.

Colby most recently led worldwide channel sales at Infoblox. He said CloudPassage’s security platform address a major need in the IT space.

“Smart integrators, VARs and MSSPs are investing in platforms like CloudPassage Halo to gain a competitive edge in the emerging security services market,” he said.{ad}

CloudPassage's Dan BrigatiBrigati came from Hypori, where he served as vice president of sales. He said CloudPassage’s Halo solution will help government agencies take up cloud computing models.

“Federal agencies have a mandate to move faster into cloud computing; the benefits are simply too compelling,” he said.

CEO Robert Thomas said his company was ready to accelerate growth with both channel partners and in the federal space.

Hostway's David Newton“Tim has built two highly successful channel programs at pre-IPO companies which helped lead to successful IPOs … Dan has built and led sales teams that drove massive growth by working closely with federal agencies and systems integrators,” he said.

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Hostway also appointed two new executives.

Hostway's Eric MilhizerDavid Newton, a former leader at Verizon and Terremark, has signed on as vice president of service operations. Hostway said he will be overseeing “24/7 NOC operations, product delivery and reliability, and support personnel excellence.”

Eric Milhizer is the new vice president of marketing. He most recently served as chief marketing officer for TruConnect.

Hostway CEO Bob Boles said both new hires have the necessary experience to help Hostway achieve its goal of reliable yet affordable solutions for end users.

“It’s a watershed opportunity for our business, and we’re ready to take the lead as the managed cloud partner of choice in the markets we serve,” he said.


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