Romonet Announces Management Changes as it Scales to Meet Global Demand

Romonet Announces Management Changes as it Scales to Meet Global Demand

Romonet_GreyRomonet, the only provider of full lifecycle data center analytics software and services, has announced the appointment of Danny Reeves as Chief Executive Officer and Rick Skett as Chairman of the Board.

The decision to move the former COO into the CEO role was driven by a shift in Romonet’s operating model as it gears up to deliver on new global customers who came on board in the last quarter of 2016.

“The company faces new challenges as its brand strength continues to grow,” commented Reeves. “While our commercial focus will continue, our prime objective is delivering the highest quality analytics and business information to our customers who are rapidly expanding their global data center estates and require long-term predictive financial and operating performance models.”

A former Chief Information Officer at Balfour Beatty, Reeves brings years of directing complex global technology projects and large company relationship management. He will work closely with Romonet’s CFO, Richard Rowson, who, as the former CFO at Global Switch, brings industry credibility and customer validation. Rowson was influential in leading recent successes with new customers in Asia and Europe.

Rick Skett re-joins Romonet having previously held roles of both Head of Marketing and Chairman in the past. Prior to that, Skett enjoyed a 30-year long career at Intel. His previous positions included EMEA Group Marketing Director and UK & Ireland Country Manager.

Co-founder and Executive Director, Zahl Limbuwala, continues to serve on the board with a direct focus on developing global customer and strategic partner relationships as well as maximizing Romonet’s visibility as an industry leader.

“This marks the next stage of Romonet’s evolution, and the market’s investment in predictive analytics,” said Limbuwala. “We have proven to both save money and energy while increasing performance and it is exciting to now be delivering this service to the companies that underpin global data center innovation.”

Romonet Expands Executive Team with a Wealth of Commercial, Sales and IT Talent

Romonet Expands Executive Team with a Wealth of Commercial, Sales and IT Talent

executive-team-hero-bannerDriven by a maturing market and attracted by the company’s investment in its cloud-based data center management platform, Romonet has made four high profile appointments. This includes COO Danny Reeves, previously CIO at multi-billion-dollar construction and infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty, and CFO Richard Rowson, who was CFO at Global Switch, the leading carrier neutral wholesale data center operator in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Danny Reeves said, "Richard Rowson and I joined for similar reasons; we both recognized the huge potential that Romonet represents for enterprise IT and data center businesses. The ability to use data effectively to make informed decisions and solve problems is akin to the Holy Grail - very few organizations can really admit to managing their data centers like this. Furthermore, senior finance professionals are taking a greater role in the management of facilities. CIOs are having to prove to the board they possess the commercial experience to deliver step-change cost efficiencies and large scale capital reductions."

Reeves continued, "Our platform has been specifically architected to help deliver these outcomes. We streamline, integrate and enable control of a customer’s financial and operational requirements throughout their data center estate – essentially, we provide the simplest method for a CFO and CIO to accurately understand, analyze, predict and control the most strategically important asset in their portfolio."

Romonet's end-to-end, cloud-based data center management platform is the only solution built on a native Big Data architecture. Its easy-to-use portal consists of multiple modeling, simulation, financial and infrastructure performance services. This comprehensive, strategically effective collection of services not only provides value to the CFO and CIO, but through to engineering and those responsible for managing third-party service partners – all of which can impact financial, IT and facility performance, investment, shareholder value and corporate growth.

Richard Rowson said, "For far too long both outsourced operators and enterprises have been managing their data center estates without a full understanding of their true cost of delivery. As the outsourced market matures and enterprises continue to look for operational efficiencies, having this information available provides a clear competitive advantage. Global organizations are choosing Romonet because our platform equips executives and managers with tools that enable precise long-term financial planning and real-time predictive analytics."

Reeves's previous experience includes senior positions at Balfour Beatty, Cable & Wireless, Henderson Global Investors and Deutsche Bank. This is matched by Richard’s time at Workshare, IXEurope (since acquired by Equinix) and Global Switch, where he helped guide the companies through a sustained period of growth.

Zahl Limbuwala, CEO of Romonet concluded, "With our recent partnerships in Asia, the granting of our patents in Japan, China and the UK, along with a convergence with market timing and Romonet’s cloud-based platform, our challenge has been to meet and develop this growing awareness. This strengthened management team emphasises the capability and maturity of our solution for cloud, colocation and global enterprises. We are all excited to take Romonet to the next level of success."

Romonet also invites attendees of DatacenterDynamics Europe on the 18-19th November 2015 to meet its team at booth 317. Helping drive sales will be Richard Jenkins and Chad Riseling, previously both from senior roles at RF Code. Jenkins joins Romonet as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Riseling has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

They will be responsible for advancing Romonet's global sales initiatives and developing marketing strategies that elevate the company in a sector congested with solution providers struggling to take advantage of the competitive benefits provided by the cloud.

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