Mark Foust will look to grow SaaS company’s channel reach
Foust, whose resume includes more than 16 years with Microsoft, will now run sales for desktop virtualization solutions provider CloudJumper, with expanding the company’s presence in the channel among his priorities.
The Lowdown: The company, which offers its Cloud Workspace Management Suite to both enterprises and MSPs, is pushing to grow its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), and Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) businesses.
The Details: CloudJumper’s suite is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that enables organizations and MSPs to more easily deploy the vendor’s Cloud Workspace technology using VDI, Remote Desktop Services, or Windows Virtual Desktop. It automates the process of delivering hosted Windows desktops, application services, and Microsoft workloads and is supported in the public cloud, including Microsoft’s Azure.
During his time with Microsoft, Foust worked in hybrid cloud solution sales and as a technology strategist. He left the software maker in 2017 and spent two years as chief product evangelist at Optimal IdM, a vendor in the identity and access management (IAM) space. Prior to Microsoft, he spent two years with Novell.
Along with the channel focus, Foust wants to put CloudJumper into the conversation with enterprises that for the first time are moving from on-premises IT environments to WaaS or DaaS.
The Impact: Foust is only the latest person to join the executive ranks for Garner, North Carolina-based CloudJumper. Earlier this month, the company named Frank Picarello COO and Richard Helms director of managed workspaces. CloudJumper also is leveraging partnerships to expand the reach of its solutions, including with such companies as ThinPrint and CNE Director. Most recently, the company partnered with Pax8, which now offers Cloud Workspace for Azure.
The Buzz: “The professionals at CloudJumper are some of the best in the end user computing (EUC) business, and I am pleased to join their ranks,” Foust said. “The company has created a powerful platform to simplify the deployment and management of Windows Virtual Desktop, which will be popular with customers globally. My intention is to integrate with the Microsoft community to grow WVD exponentially for CloudJumper.”
“Mark’s background and track record of success will be tremendous assets to our mission of bringing cloud-forward IT solutions to MSPs and enterprises globally,” said CloudJumper President JD Helms. “He will be a key player on our team as we pursue excellence in the creation and delivery of industry-leading products to market.”