Hatsize Hires Veteran IT, Data Center and Operations Executive

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Hatsize Hires Veteran IT, Data Center and Operations Executive; Plans to Expand Global Data Center Operations to Support Growth

Chris Ardagh, Hatsize VP Operations

Chris Ardagh, Hatsize VP Operations

“I am pleased to have an experienced operations manager join our team. With the rapid expansion of our customer base, Chris will ensure that we maintain quality support and infrastructure as we grow our cloud-based training lab business,” said Guy Hummel.

Hatsize, the leading provider of global training labs for software and hardware products, today announced that it has hired Chris Ardagh as Vice President of Operations. Ardagh is responsible for managing the Hatsize Cloud of global data centers as well as the Solution Architecture, Infrastructure, and Customer Support teams.

Ardagh is joining Hatsize at a time when cloud-based services are becoming mission critical globally, according to a recent Gartner Group survey. As Vice President of Operations, Ardagh will execute plans to expand the Hatsize Cloud data center operations and determine ways to deliver additional value to its expanding global market.

“Hatsize has emerged as the clear global leader in providing cloud-based training labs,” said Chris Ardagh, Vice President of Operations. “I am excited to work with such a talented team at Hatsize, with a focus on improving operational processes, project delivery, and our support model as we expand our market and serve our global customers.”

“I am very pleased to have such an experienced operations manager join our team. With the rapid expansion of our customer base, Chris will ensure that we maintain quality support and infrastructure as we grow our cloud-based training lab business,” said Guy Hummel, Hatsize CEO.

Overall, Ardagh brings 20 years of industry leading operations experience serving global markets while bringing the Hatsize leadership team’s combined industry experience to more than 100 years. Prior to joining Hatsize, Ardagh was with Rogers Communications, formerly Pivot Data Centres, as their Director of Data Center Operations responsible for all operational aspects of multiple, geographically diverse data center facilities and then as a Principle Consultant defining requirements for cloud-based solutions. With over 20 years of experience in consultative and senior management roles and a passion for operational excellence, process re-engineering and client satisfaction, Ardagh specializes in building high performance teams.

Chris Ardagh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, Operational Leadership Program from Queens University, and ITILv3.

About Hatsize
Hatsize is the leading global provider of cloud-based training labs for software and hardware products. As a cloud service, Hatsize has successfully delivered over 2 million hours of hand-on training sessions for some of the world’s fastest growing technology and training organizations including Symantec, Juniper Networks, New Horizons, and MicroTek.

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