– Chief Executive OfficerMeet Joel
A seasoned entrepreneur and startup executive, Joel Daly has a proven track record of establishing operational strategies that position emerging companies for long-term growth. As CEO at HOSTING, Joel oversees all operational activities while ensuring that each department has the tools and resources they need to create the best possible customer experience. Joel also leads the HOSTING direct and indirect channel sales teams and programs from inception to sales success.
Prior to HOSTING, Joel served as COO of QTC Management, a leading provider of medical examination and occupational health services. Previously, he co-founded and served as COO of INFLOW, an application hosting services provider. While at INFLOW, Joel oversaw the construction, operations and availability of 14 data centers throughout the United States. Joel also co-founded and served as Vice President of Operations for LINK-VTC, a global provider of videoconferencing services. LINK-VTC was acquired by Global Crossing in 1995.
Joel holds a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
An in-demand speaker, Joel advises corporations across the country on best practices for establishing service-oriented cultures.
– Chief Financial OfficerMeet Rick
Rick brings over 22 years of Information Technology Services industry experience in finance, investing, consulting and operations to his role as Chief Financial Officer. His prior roles at HOSTING included Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Customer Insights.
Prior to HOSTING, Rick was an associate at Meritage Private Equity Funds, a communications focused venture capital firm. While at Meritage, Rick served on the investment committee and as interim COO for one of their portfolio companies. Before joining Meritage, Rick served in management roles at Inflow, Inc. prior to its
successful sale to Sungard Availability Services.
Rick was also a consultant in Accenture’s Telecommunications Practice where he specialized in the Dynamic Middle Markets group.
Rick has a B.S. degree in Information Systems from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the MIT
Sloan School of Management.
– Chief Operating OfficerMeet Don
Don serves as principal architect and executioner of plans required to realize the HOSTING 2020 Vision. Functions reporting to Don include operations, engineering, product, compliance and security and our HostMySite division.
A 20-plus year veteran of the technology service provider field, Don brings a proven track record for improving operational and financial performance through the application and integration of people, process and technology.
Prior to his role as COO, Don served two years as our EVP of Operations. His cloud roots date back to 2005 when he ran operations at OpSource (now Dimension Data). Don has also held executive-level positions at Qwest (now CenturyLink) and Advanced Technology Group.
A passionate student and teacher of leadership, Don’s “why” is all about bringing out the very best in others. He teaches our Leadership@HOSTING series and enjoys coaching others to higher levels of performance.
Don graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He spent five years as an Infantry officer and is a decorated combat veteran from the First Gulf War.
Don lives in Denver with his wife and two kids where they enjoy the Colorado lifestyle and supporting Colorado Young Leader’s ongoing efforts to produce tomorrow’s leaders today.
– Chief Information Security OfficerMeet Chris
As the Chief Information Security Officer, Chris is focused on growing HOSTING’s core managed security and compliance services.
With more than 18 years of IT, Project, Security and Governance leadership experience, Chris joins HOSTING from InteliSecure where he served as the Director, Information Security, Technology and Governance, Risk & Compliance. Chris was responsible for creating and maintaining the internal operation of the security and compliance program, and spearheaded both the PCI and ISO 27001:2013 compliance efforts, further improving the cornerstones of InteliSecure’s environment.
Prior to joining InteliSecure, Chris compiled an extensive record of defining technology, implementing security and managing high performance teams throughout Colorado. He is married with two children, and likes to spend his free time with family outdoors or building off-road vehicles.
Chris holds an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor BSI certification and a Six Sigma Green Belt.