Cloudamize Adds to Executive Team With Experienced Leaders from Hewlett Packard and Amazon Web Services

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New additions to the company will manage the expanding customer base and build out channel partnerships to increase distribution.

Cloudamize, the leading provider of data and analytics for cloud performance management, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Kanarek as chief operating officer and Gabrielle Smith as vice president of sales and business development. In his role, Kanarek will manage the strategic and operational initiatives of the data platform to drive further customer success. Smith, who joins Cloudamize from Amazon Web Services, will be responsible for scaling the company’s commercialization efforts. The new hires follow the company’s announcement that it has rapidly expanded its customer base and increased its value to its clients throughout the cloud life cycle.

“Jonathan joins the team with a successful background working for both infrastructure industry leaders and rapidly growing start-ups,” remarked Khushboo Shah, CEO of Cloudamize. “By combining Jonathan’s deep experience with infrastructure applications and Cloudamize’s enhanced features for cloud management, our customers will benefit from a suite of data solutions to support confident cloud decision-making.”

Kanarek began his career helping Compaq, then Hewlett Packard build out new market segments by adding suites of software products to their hardware solutions. His understanding of on-premise and off-premise solutions has been developed over more than 15 years in senior management roles, including operations, product strategy, corporate development, and business development. Prior to joining Cloudamize, Kanarek was vice president of product management and business development for Tenduit, a provider of software solutions for the data center and distributed environments.

The appointment of Kanarek and Smith coincides with a rapid increase in adoption of Cloudamize solutions. In response to the demand for detailed infrastructure data for customers and partners, such as system integrators and managed service providers, the company is ramping its efforts to grow a strong reseller channel.

“Gabrielle knows our customers and understands the importance of having strong partner relationships to support their needs,” commented Shah. “We look forward to seeing her quickly develop a green field opportunity where Cloudamize is utilized by partners to assess, migrate, and optimize their customers’ cloud infrastructure.”

Smith joins Cloudamize from Amazon Web Services where she helped build out their channel program. Her career includes successful stints accelerating sales growth through both direct and partner programs for Microsoft, SHI, Softchoice, and Cloud Sherpas. Smith has more than decade in sales leadership roles effectively helping customers map their business objectives to infrastructure solutions.

“The hiring of Jonathan and Gabrielle marks another step forward in our growth,” stated George Krautzel, managing partner of MissionOG and board member of Cloudamize. “With their addition to the team, Cloudamize is in a great position to deliver tremendous value to its customers, as well as the broader public cloud ecosystem.”

To highlight their recent enhancements, Cloudamize will be taking part in Amazon Web Services re:Invent show on November 11th to the 14th in Las Vegas. The company will demonstrate their enhanced solutions at Booth 630.

About Cloudamize
Cloudamize provides data and analytical tools for cloud performance management. Customers utilize the SaaS application to effectively assess, migrate, and optimize workloads within the cloud. Companies have experienced significant monthly savings on their cloud deployment, while simultaneously increasing performance. Using predictive analytics, the Cloudamize platform suggests optimal strategies to right-size and right-price cloud infrastructure to meet business objectives.

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