Steve Wagner VP Global Channels and Alliances, GeminareFormer CEO and co-founder of acquired ServoTerra
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.08.15
Geminare, Inc., in cloud enablement market, announced that Steven Wagner has joined its executive team as VP of Global Channels and Alliances.
He will manage the expanding North American and International partner community that has adopted Geminare's cloud Enablement Platform and Recovery as a Service (RaaS) Suite.
Steve Wagner is an experienced executive and entrepreneur with a record of delivering business solutions and management and technology consulting services to the U.S. classified government, aerospace, telecommunications, and hi-tech industries. He has built and managed businesses in excess of $50M with partners that include Qwest Communications, Cisco, IBM, and BEA Systems.
Since 2004, he has held a leadership position on SaaS cloud services envelope helping SMB and enterprise companies navigate and transform their business models as they take the journey to the cloud. He has worked with some innovative companies delivering services over the web, including Oracle, SAP, Taleo, Xactly, Business Objects, and Adobe. He recently followed his entrepreneurial spirit as CEO and co-founder of ServoTerra, offering a SaaS B2B e-commerce and social enterprise service with established OEM and ISV partnerships with Salesforce.com; ServoTerra was acquired in 2011. Prior to ServoTerra, as SVP Client Services and GM at OpSource, Steve created a 'customer for life'-centric culture to drive client and partner success for the growing SaaS delivery and cloud services business.
Prior to OpSource, Steve was MD at BearingPoint and a partner with KPMG Consulting where he built a $57M book of business as the systems integrator supporting Qwest Communications, Sprint, and CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel). Early in his career, he spent five years in the strategy practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton supporting the classified government as the system integrator to IBM.
Steve holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Systems Engineering certification from the US Air Force Institute of Technology.
"The cloud services market has seen unparalleled growth over the past year, with partners taking aggressive steps to monetize their cloud strategies through both cloud enabling solutions as well as our industry leading RaaS suite," stated Joshua Geist, president and CEO of Geminare. "Geminare is committed to the success of our partners and their customer initiatives, and works in lockstep with them to ensure their cloud strategies are expertly delivered. Part of our commitment is making available to our partners such world-class thought-leaders as Steve Wagner. Steve brings experience, tenacity, a sterling reputation and a proven track record to Geminare and above all the absolute commitment to ensure our partners' success."
Commenting on his recent appointment, Wagner stated: "I have been working with Geminare as an Advisory board member for well over a year and I've witnessed first-hand the company's tremendous progress and rapid growth in the cloud enablement and Business Enablement arenas, specifically in the past 12 months. Also, the global partnerships that are on the immediate horizon are a clear and distinct indication that the company is moving to a whole new level while the cloud enablement market has progressed from investigation to execution-something easily seen with many of the current RaaS-enabled partners. This opportunity and timing are ideal for me to play a more active role in the company's success. I'm looking forward to working with a dynamic team at a very exciting point in Geminare's journey as the leading provider of cloud enablement platforms and services."
Wagner is based out of Geminare's US headquarters in Silicon Valley and will oversee its expanding global channel of telcos, ISVs, service providers and partners.