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RapidScale Hires Ex-Navisite Exec as Product Development Director

RapidScale was acquired by Cox Business in August.

Edward Gately

November 19, 2018

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RapidScale, a Cox Business company, has added Duncan MacDonald, formerly with Navisite, to its team as director of product development.


RapidScale’s Duncan MacDonald

MacDonald is based in Oklahoma City, and is responsible for RapidScale’s new product development and life-cycle management.

“I am extremely excited to join the RapidScale team,” he said. “The forward-facing opportunity is extremely compelling and a big reason for my joining this team of seasoned professionals. Solution-building is a team sport and one I am excited to engage in with this team. I cannot wait to apply my years of experience to drive a positive impact across RapidScale’s product strategy.”

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MacDonald joins RapidScale with more than 20 years of IT services experience, most recently as senior product manager for Navisite. In that role, he was responsible for end-user cloud computing and managing numerous vendor relationships including those with Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Mimecast and Proofpoint. Prior to that, he was a programmer for various large organizations including L3 Communications and Hertz Corp.

“Duncan brings with him a wealth of cloud-centric product experience,” said Duane Barnes, RapidScale’s senior vice president of technology. “He has illustrated a broad experience across the product life cycle, with strengths in pricing, branding, industry awareness, sales enablement, packaging and more. We are excited and look forward to his positive influence on the partner and client experience.”

In August, Cox Business announced it is expanding its managed services and cloud portfolio by acquiring RapidScale.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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