New hires will focus on SaaS company’s MSP partners
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company CloudJumper is continuing to build out its executive ranks in a push to strengthen its presence in the channel, announcing this week the hiring of two people who will focus on MSPs.
The Lowdown: Mike Celayeta, a veteran of such IT solution providers as TeamLogicIT, CMIT, and All Covered, is now CloudJumper’s director of MSP programs, while Jim DeFlumeri joins the company as its channel sales manager. DeFlumeri’s work history includes stints with OS33, a cloud security solution vendor, and IT service provider Advent Global Solutions, as well as IBM, SAP, and NetSuite.
The Details: Celayeta is being tasked with expanding CloudJumper’s presence across North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. DeFlumeri will focus on supporting MSPs as they deliver Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktops, a key part of CloudJumper’s efforts to grow its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), and Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) businesses.
CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace Management Suite is designed to enable the company’s MSP partners to more easily deploy and manage all parts of remote desktop services (RDS), WaaS, and VDI deployment using customers’ existing technologies, such as infrastructures and virtualization hypervisors. The suite works with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud public clouds, as well as private clouds.
The Impact: With its recent executive hires, CloudJumper has put a spotlight on its efforts to court the channel. Earlier this month, the Garner, North Carolina-based company named Paul Finn as a vice president of sales, including leading enterprise and systems integrator sales worldwide. In late September, Mark Foust, who spent more than 16 years with Microsoft, also was named a vice president of sales, with strengthening CloudJumper’s presence in the channel among his top priorities.
Background: CloudJumper is looking to carve out space in a worldwide virtual desktop market that Market Research Future is forecasting will grow 9% a year through 2022, when it reaches $5 billion.
The Buzz: “After evaluating the industry, it’s clear to me that CloudJumper is the only company with the technology, industry relationships, people, and values that guarantee success,” Celayeta said. “I’m energized to side with the industry innovator, CloudJumper, as the company has built the most versatile cloud enablement suite on the market.”
“CloudJumper aligns perfectly with MSPs,” DeFlumeri said. “The company’s integration with the WVD API provides faster DaaS/WaaS implementation and simplified management. I look forward to driving growth through partner recognition of WVD benefits on CloudJumper’s turnkey managed platform.”
“We welcome Mike and Jim to CloudJumper as their experience and enthusiasm will play a huge role in the company’s success,” said CloudJumper President JD Helms. “The ability of these two professionals will help us to cultivate long-term partnerships with the growing number of cloud-forward managed service providers globally.”