Nordcloud strengthens its leadership team
Renewed leadership aimed at accelerating Nordcloud’s mission of helping European enterprises transform their IT operations to the cloud.Nordcloud has appointed Jan Kritz as CEO as of 1 January 2018. Jan has significant experience in leading multi-million euro businesses and implementing large IT deliveries on a global scale. These skills are vital to Nordcloud, its partners and its customers as the company enters its next phase of growth. Jan joins Nordcloud from Capgemini, where he has served in senior positions with business and delivery responsibility since 2014. He has also held leading roles at Atos, Siemens and Nokia.
“I’m excited to join the European cloud pioneer Nordcloud and work together with our world-class cloud experts and global partners to deploy cloud technologies that generate maximum value for our customers – without them having to consider the constraints of a legacy integrator,” says Kritz.Nordcloud has seen more than 70% year-on-year growth for the past consecutive five years – making it one of the fastest growing companies in Europe (Deloitte EMEA 500 in 2016). Nordcloud currently operates in eight countries with circa 250 people representing more than 30 nationalities.
“We believe the cloud is transformational for our customers and we wanted to strengthen our leadership as we scale across Europe. We are very happy to have Jan join the team to take us into this next phase of growth,” says Nordcloud chairman of the board Fernando Herrera.Nordcloud continues to build upon its strong public cloud expertise and will keep investing in growing the capabilities of its teams and services to the benefit of its customers. The company remains fully committed to the public cloud as the best solution for its customers’ business needs and will continue to work in close collaboration with the global cloud leaders AWS, Microsoft and Google. Nordcloud would like to thank outgoing CEO Esa Kinnunen for his strong leadership over the first part of the company’s journey. Esa is now moving into a role on the Nordcloud board where the company can continue to benefit from his expertise.
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