Kevin M. Jones

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Kevin M. Jones is an American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Rackspace.

Kevin M. Jones
Born Richmond, Virginia, US
Education James Madison University
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Rackspace
Predecessor Joe Eazor

Career

Jones currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of cloud computing company, Rackspace. Jones was appointed by the company on April 25, 2019. He is the successor of former Rackspace CEO, Joe Eazor.[1][2][3]

Prior to joining Rackspace, Jones was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation. Jones has had past work experiences as SVP of publicly traded company, DXC Technology, and chief customer and sales officer of Dell Services.[4][5][6]

Since Jones' arrival to Rackspace, the company has acquired cloud computing company, Onica.[7][8][9] On August 5, 2020, the company participated in an IPO and raised $700 million.[10][11]

Education

Jones holds a BBA from James Madison University and is a Certified Management Accountant.[12]

References

  1. "Rackspace Appoints Kevin M. Jones as Chief Executive Officer" (in en). https://www.martechadvisor.com/news/cloud-integration/rackspace-appoints-kevin-m-jones-as-chief-executive-officer/. 
  2. Velasquez, J. J. (2019-07-08). "4 Executives Out at Rackspace as New CEO Begins Shakeup" (in en-US). https://sanantonioreport.org/4-executives-out-at-rackspace-as-new-ceo-begins-shakeup/. 
  3. "Rackspace names new CEO". https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2019/04/24/rackspace-names-new.html. 
  4. "StackPath". https://www.masstransitmag.com/management/press-release/12375624/mv-transportation-mv-transportation-inc-appoints-kevin-m-jones-as-ceo-to-strengthen-operations-in-transforming-industry. 
  5. "MVT Appoints Kevin M. Jones As CEO". http://www.mvtransit.com/news/kevin-m-jones-named-ceo. 
  6. "Rackspace names new CEO". https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2019/04/24/rackspace-names-new.html. 
  7. "Rackspace Buys Onica to Bolster Its AWS Managed Cloud Portfolio" (in en). 2019-11-05. https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/rackspace/rackspace-buys-onica-bolster-its-aws-managed-cloud-portfolio. 
  8. "Rackspace Completes Acquisition of Onica -" (in en-GB). 2019-12-06. https://uktechnews.co.uk/2019/12/06/rackspace-completes-acquisition-of-onica/. 
  9. "Digital Bulletin | Rackspace to boost AWS capabilities with Onica acquisition". https://www.digitalbulletin.com/news/rackspace-to-boost-aws-capabilities-with-onica-acquisition. 
  10. "Rackspace shares tumble 20% on first day of trading after IPO" (in en). https://fortune.com/2020/08/05/rackspace-ipo-tanks-shares/. 
  11. Moorhead, Patrick. "How's Rackspace Technology Doing A Year Into CEO Kevin Jones Tenure?" (in en). https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2020/06/08/hows-rackspace-technology-doing-a-year-into-ceo-kevin-jones-tenure/. 
  12. "Kevin M. Jones Appointed as Rackspace Chief Executive Officer | Rackspace Technology" (in en-gb). https://www.relationedge.com/en-gb/newsroom/kevin-jones-appointed-as-rackspace-chief-executive-officer.