McKay joins after four years with leading telematics and application service provider Masternaut, part of the Francisco Partners portfolio. He brings with him over 15 years experience in technology & operational management, across a wide variety of international positions within organisations from large corporates to software start-ups. An MBA completed in 2008 brought further understanding of the business world and what it takes to help a company like Flexiant along its current growth curve.
Reporting to Robert Karssiens, Flexiant’s Director of Sales & Marketing, McKay’s role will involve working directly with customers on both a commercial and a technical level, leading pre and post sales consultancy, orchestrating engineering support and providing the conduit between operational, development, and the sales & marketing teams.
Asked what he brings to Flexiant, McKay stresses his strong record in system architecture & deployment, datacentre consolidation and application delivery management and his focus on exceptional service delivery.
Damon McKay says: “I focus on getting things right, first time, for the customer and for the whole team. Flexiant has a great future and I’ve joined just as it’s really taking off – it’s going to be an exciting time.”
McKay joins as Flexiant’s next-phase fast growth strategy kicks into gear. Recently appointed US reseller DSA Technologies is introducing Flexiant's Extility platform to a new and demanding market, while, in Europe, Flexiant and partner company Standing Cloud, Inc. recently went live with their “Standing Cloud powered by Flexiant” integration, bringing a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications to European cloud users.
Flexiant’s Extility software is a licensed cloud computing platform delivering all the benefits of real-time server estate management to end-users through its unique user interface and API. Central to these end-user benefits is the ability to shape server requirements to meet and exceed the demands of a perpetually shifting market landscape, allowing provisioning and reconfiguration of servers in seconds or minutes rather than hours or days.
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Flexiant is a software and services company, pioneering the development of cloud computing. Its public cloud, FlexiScale, was Europe’s first cloud platform and was launched in 2007. In March 2010 the company launched its flagship product, Extility, a software product that allows licensees to build their own cloud and sell cloud services under their own brand.