PEER 1 Hosting Names New VP of Sales

A dispatch from the web hosting services front: PEER 1 Hosting, which has recently been working to increase its profile among the MSP community, has recruited Jay Newman as VP of sales. Newman is a veteran of Rackspace Hosting and EMC Corp. Here's a closer look at Newman's new post.

Newman, most recently the co-founder of auto lending asset recovery firm Digital Recognition Network, will now oversee all sales activities at PEER 1 from their offices in San Antonio, Texas. He has plenty of experience in selling hosting solutions globally -- as vice president of enterprise field sales at Rackspace, he oversaw the creation of a sales segment for midsize to multinational companies.

It remains to be seen how Newman’s appointment will affect PEER 1’s push into the channel, if it affects it at all. But based on past conversations with the company, it sounds like PEER 1 is betting a pretty big chunk of its future on managed services providers.

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