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RapidScale Chooses Vonage Vet to Lead Architecture Team

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RapidScale has promoted Brett Gheen to director of architecture, responsible for leading the company’s architecture team, which designs and maintains the infrastructure globally and also participates in new service offering development.

RapidScale's Brett Gheen

RapidScale’s Brett Gheen

Gheen joined RapidScale following the acquisition of Vonage’s hosted infrastructure segment. Prior to joining RapidScale, he was manager of cloud engineering at Vonage Business, where he was responsible for overseeing operations and management of cloud hosting environments. He worked with his team developing new products and training to enhance customer experience, and designed and implemented next-generation hardware and virtualization technologies, providing continuous scale and performance optimization.

“I’m really excited to be working with great people at a great company,” Gheen said. “I look forward to building on my past experiences to help develop a globally recognized platform with cutting-edge technology. Being very customer-oriented, my goal is to provide the best level of performance and availability to the ever-changing challenges that businesses face.”

Gheen was involved with several review committees at Vonage geared toward providing customer satisfaction, starting with the sales process all the way through implementation and production life cycles. He started his tenure with Vonage as a cloud architect, where he built the cloud hosting environment from the ground up. He previously held positions with iCore Networks, which Vonage purchased, TMA Resources and Bohler Engineering.

“We are very excited to see Brett step up and lead the architecture team,” said Duane Barnes, RapidScale’s senior vice president of technology. “Brett has demonstrated sound judgement, solid character and a positive attitude while leading the ongoing customer migrations from Vonage to RapidScale. We are appreciative of his hard work and talent and look forward to his contributions leading his new team.”


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