Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing, today announced that Suaad Sait has been named Chief Marketing Officer. In the newly created role, Sait will oversee global marketing.

“Having worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, I am honored to be a member of the leadership team at a market leading company like Rackspace,” Sait said. “Cloud computing is the future, and Rackspace has the advantage of being on bleeding edge. I look forward to strengthening our presence in the marketplace, based on our longstanding commitment to Fanatical Support.”

“Suaad brings years of marketing expertise to our team and is a great addition to the talent we already have,” said Lew Moorman, Rackspace president. “Having worked with technology companies large and small, Suaad truly knows our current and prospective customers which will be crucial to helping us craft compelling offers to meet their ever changing needs. Suaad’s marketing agenda will help us clearly articulate the power of Fanatical Support in the Cloud.”

Prior to joining Rackspace, Sait, 44, was founder and CEO of Reachforce, a venture-backed b2b marketing-data services startup, which he continues to serve as chairman of the board. Before his time at Reachforce, Sait held leadership roles in a variety of companies, from startups to larger, public companies. His positions included:

  • Vice president and general manger of products and marketing at Pervasive (NASDAQ: PVSW)
  • Founding vice president of marketing at Ventix Systems, later acquired by Motive Communications (MOTV)
  • CMO for Liaison Technology, which was later sold to Forest Express
  • Head of internet product marketing for DAZEL which was acquired by Hewlett Packard

Sait earned his BS in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MS in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.