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Friday's Last Word: Cloud Sherpas CEO David Northington

As CEO of Cloud Sherpas, David Northington is responsible for business development, strategic partnerships and corporate strategy. He previously served as COO of Capgemini North America, EVP of Kanbay, COO of Adjoined and CEO of Plaut Consulting. Here's what he says made him the executive that he is and what he's like outside the office.

September 18, 2015

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Friday’s Last Word: David Northington, Cloud Sherpas CEO

As CEO of Cloud Sherpas, David Northington is responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of the hyper-growth cloud services and consulting company. During his tenure, Northington has guided the company through several acquisitions and a rapidly changing competitive landscape—all without a hitch. In September 2015, he helped close a deal that paved the way for the acquisition of Cloud Sherpas by Andersen Consulting.

What are his plans for Cloud Sherpas?

Northington spends a lot of time with customers and will likely to continue to do so in the aftermath of the acquisition.

What is the background of the company?

Cloud Sherpas was founded in 2007 and currently has more than 1,000 employees, according to the announcement. The company also ranked as No. 56 on the Talkin’ Cloud 100 list of cloud service providers. Last year, it made a $10 million investment in a new global cloud advisory business unit and recently launched a Managed Services group in April.

Want to get involved? Send an email to Talkin’ Cloud Editor in Chief Nicole Henderson at nicole.henderson[at]penton.com.

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