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Cloud Pricing Services Adds Distinguished Members to New Corporate Advisory Board
APRIL 20, 2020 - CHARLOTTE, NC - Cloud Pricing Services Inc. (CPS) announced today that is has added Bob Lipstein, Ed Jordan, and Jeff Spalding to its Advisory Board, effective immediately.
“We are pleased to welcome Bob, Ed, and Jeff to CPS’ Advisory Board,” said Tim Martin, Cloud Pricing Services Co-Founder and CEO. “They join CPS at an exciting time as we start to scale our Inframeter™ IT infrastructure business intelligence software to enterprises nationally. The addition of these advisors complements our management team and Board of Directors’ skills and experiences. We are confident these advisors will add valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy, drive profitability, and enhance value for all our partners, customers, and stakeholders. We look forward to their contributions.”
The announcement follows the appointment of Bob Lerner as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CPS this past fall. “We believe the new Advisory Board members will make significant contributions to the success of CPS,” said Lerner. “Our advisors bring a broad spectrum of experience to CPS and are committed to seeing that Inframeter becomes a widely adopted enterprise solution.”
About Bob Lipstein
Bob is a retired Senior Partner at KPMG with extensive leadership experience in corporate strategy, enterprise risk, audit and IT. For several years he was the KPMG Global IT Partner in Charge, and he also was the Global Partner in Charge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 Services for many years. He led the firm's largest advisory business unit, which served federal government clients, financial institutions and commercial enterprises. He has extensive experience advising clients how to align IT solutions with business strategy. He also has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Directors of Seacoast Banking Corp. (NASD: SBCF), Ocwen Financial (NYSE: OCN), and Einstein Healthcare Network, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of CrossCountry Consulting. Bob earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a licensed CPA.
About Ed Jordan
Ed is an accomplished C-Suite executive with 35 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs and developing financial strategies for growth. Previously, Ed was CFO at Billtrust, CEO of JAGTAG (acquired by Augme Technologies), CFO at Flarion Technologies (sold to Qualcomm), Co-Founder and CFO at ITXC (sold to Teleglobe of Canada), and CFO of Dialogic Corporation (sold to Intel). He started his career at Deloitte. Ed earned his B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University and is a licensed CPA. In 2002, he was honored as “CFO of the Year” as well as a “CFO Hall of Fame” winner by the New Jersey Technology Council.
About Jeff Spalding
Jeff is currently the President of Spalding Solutions, a growth execution firm. He previously was President/CEO of Versiant Corporation, a managed and professional services SaaS provider. He currently is a member of Versiant's Board of Directors. Before Versiant, Jeff was COO and Chief Revenue Officer at Peak 10, a private equity-backed data center and cloud services company. He also was Head of Sales for Osprey Systems, an SAP e-commerce consulting and software firm. Jeff spent the early part of his career at IBM rising to North Americas Business Unit Executive. Jeff earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida.
About Cloud Pricing Services
Cloud Pricing Services has developed Inframeter™, a patent-pending IT infrastructure business intelligence platform. Built for the C-Suite, Inframeter’s intuitive user interface delivers unique IT infrastructure visibility to ensure IT teams are held accountable for bare metal and virtual resource allocations. Our software continuously audits resource utilizations in real-time and identifies any over-provisioning and idle unused capacity. Inframeter also translates computational output into a reliable unit of measure for a seamless market rate comparison. Now, C-Suite executives can effectively track, manage, and optimize HPC costs to improve profitability. For more information, visit www.cloudpricingservices.com.
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Strategic Alliance Formed to Address the C-Suite/IT Information Gap
Cloud Pricing Services and ClearSky Technology Partners have partnered to provide C-Suite customers with unique, actionable insights into IT infrastructure usage. The solution promotes improved profitability and lower high-performance computing costs.
MARCH 31, 2020 - CHARLOTTE, NC - Cloud Pricing Services (CPS) and ClearSky Technology Partners entered into a strategic alliance to deliver unique IT infrastructure visibility and cost management capabilities to C-Suite customers. The alliance enhances CPS’ market position for Inframeter™, its proprietary IT infrastructure business intelligence platform. At the same time, ClearSky is expected to significantly expand its advisory reach and capabilities as a leader in Cloud Cost Optimization.
The partnership provides unprecedented value to the marketplace, leveraging each company’s respective strengths. For ClearSky, Inframeter™ provides an unbiased and independent metering software that audits physical resource utilization and also reports unused idle and over-provisioning capacity metrics. In addition, real-time market rate comparisons will be available to the C-Suite for more accurate cost analysis. For CPS, ClearSky provides a value-added advisory service that helps customers achieve competitive advantages by pairing Inframeter with ClearSky’s proprietary cost recovery methodologies.
“We’ve entered an era where many corporations are likely facing significant profitability headwinds,” says Tim Martin, CPS’ CEO. “Cloud and hybrid expenditures have rapidly accelerated in recent years, while the C-Suite continues to lack appropriate visibility to manage IT as a business. In this new era, cloud cost optimization must become a critical function of the C-Suite in order to realize maximum business value and profitability,” said Martin.
“With Inframeter™, we’re able to accurately analyze IT infrastructure utilization and costs which complements our infrastructure alignment techniques; this helps us close the information gap between the C-Suite and IT,” said ClearSky CEO Rich Van Duysen. “Until now, the C-Suite hasn’t been able to effectively govern and manage cloud IT expenses like other business units. With CPS’ Inframeter, we’re able to collaborate with the C-Suite and IT and objectively identify areas to quickly improve efficiencies. Our relationship with CPS will build upon our 100+ combined years of advisory experience in implementing digital transformation strategies that will drive bottom-live savings for our customers,” said Van Duysen.
ClearSky is now offering a complimentary 5-day market rate assessment. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.getclearsky.com for more information and register today.
About Cloud Pricing Services
Cloud Pricing Services has developed Inframeter, a patent-pending IT infrastructure business intelligence platform. Built for the C-Suite, Inframeter’s intuitive user interface delivers unique IT infrastructure visibility to ensure IT teams are held accountable for bare metal and virtual resource allocations. Our software continuously audits resource utilizations in real-time and identifies any over-provisioning and idle unused capacity. Inframeter also translates computational output into a reliable unit of measure for a seamless market rate comparison. Now, C-Suite executives can effectively track, manage, and optimize HPC costs to improve profitability. For more information, visit www.cloudpricingservices.com.
About ClearSky Technology Partners
ClearSky Technology Partners is a leading Technology Services, Consulting and Digital Transformation firm specializing in spend optimization and technology transitions. We help executive leaders be at the forefront of innovation to address and speed up the transition opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Additionally ClearSky enables the transformation of IT operations from a cost center to a strategic business partner. Our solutions help eliminate tech debt and determine strategic funding programs to bridge the gap between IT and Business. ClearSky delivers on average 30% savings while improving services to our customers.
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