Dean N. Parker Jr. Joins Ostrato Board of Directors
Industry: Computer Software/Services
Successful Technology Entrepreneur Brings Innovation Expertise to Cloud Management Platform Provider
Sterling, VA (PRUnderground) March 5th, 2015
Ostrato, the innovative provider of the cloudSM cloud management platform, today announced the appointment of Dean N. Parker Jr. to its Board of Directors.
“Dean brings a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge to the table, and his experience growing and scaling an innovative, cloud-based technology company is very timely given our current growth stage,” said Jay Chapel, CEO of Ostrato. “We look forward to working with Dean and benefitting from his passion and knowledge as we continue to scale Ostrato, and provide value to our customers.”
An accomplished corporate executive, serial technology entrepreneur, company advisor, public speaker, and community activist, Dean is the founder and CEO of Vita Capital, an early stage and mid stage investment firm. His board service includes Digital Global Systems, 1702 and Liberty University School of Business.
Prior to Vita, Dean was founder and CEO of Callis Communications, the leader in unified communications in the southeast, which was acquired by C Spire in 2014. Prior to Callis, Dean worked for Ericsson, as indirect distribution manager. Recognized for his outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial excellence, and distinguished success, Dean is co-founder and chairman of 1702, the premier peer network of chief executive officers and business leaders from the most promising emerging and high-growth companies in Mobile, Alabama. Dean was named as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Awards. Additionally, Dean has been selected for Mobile Bay’s 40 Under Forty Award, a Finalist for “Executive of the Year” in the 2012 American Business Awards, and CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Finalist.
Dean joins current board members John Chapel, CEO and Founder of White Hall Capital, Tom Axbey, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety, Michael Biddick, CEO and Co-Founder of Fusion PPT, and Jay Chapel, CEO and Co-Founder of Ostrato.
Ostrato’s cloudSM platform helps companies save time and money managing their complex and fast-growing applications and services in the cloud. cloudSM provides enterprises the visibility and control they need to optimize spend, reduce costs and govern user access across AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack and other providers. We do this by providing IT and DevOps with an integrated, self-service platform for provisioning and automating all public, private and hybrid cloud services. In addition, managed service providers (MSPs) can use cloudSM to create new revenue streams, differentiate their offerings and drive down internal costs to meet their customers’ growing demand for cloud consumption. Visit www.ostrato.com to learn more.