February 04, 2014 08:00 ET

GoGrid Appoints Jeff Kuhn as New Chairman of the Board

Finance and Technology Veteran Brings Corporate Governance Expertise to Premier Open Data Services Provider

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced the appointment of Jeff Kuhn to serve as chairman of its Board of Directors. Kuhn is a Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of FLG Partners, a leading CFO services, consulting, and board advisory company in Silicon Valley. His deep expertise in helping companies identify and meet their business objectives will help GoGrid solidify its position as the leading provider of Big Data solutions.

"Jeff has an incredible understanding of how to manage and guide a wide range of technology companies, based on his background in providing CFO services and his active participation on several executive boards, especially as a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Director's Exchange," said GoGrid CEO John Keagy. "I can think of no one better to lead our Board of Directors as GoGrid continues to spearhead the growth of Open Data Services."

Mr. Kuhn brings extensive experience to the role of Chairman of the Board, including nearly 40 years of operational, financial, and capital markets experience in investment banking, financial services, and technology companies. He has built particular expertise in the technology sector as CFO of and consultant to companies in the software, design services, electro-optical, and telecommunications sectors. In his role on its board of directors, Mr. Kuhn helped establish the Silicon Valley Director's Exchange as an independent organization that lets corporate directors and executives of the most important technology companies in the world meet, learn, and interact. He also currently serves on the board of SVForum.

"Companies want access to the new technologies that will power the next generation of Big Data applications, and GoGrid's Open Data Services solutions are perfectly positioned to take advantage of this market opportunity," Mr. Kuhn said. "I look forward to working closely with the GoGrid team and contributing to the future direction and growth of the company as the ODS market continues to gain momentum."

GoGrid's current Board of Directors also includes Avery Lyford, chairman of Qubell and managing director of Propell Solutions; Hangtime CEO Karl Jacob; and Wide Orbit CEO Eric Mathewson.

About GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit

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