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Peak Hosting Expands Executive Leadership Team to Support Growth

June 16
11:17 2015

Portland, OR – Peak Hosting, the leading provider of Operations-as-a-ServiceSM (OaaS) managed hosting, today announced the formation of a new executive leadership team to drive the company’s growth trajectory. The company’s customers include some of the most tech-dependent companies in the world.

“This past 18 months have been phenomenal for Peak Hosting as we grew revenue by 340 percent and our staff by 180 percent, and we’re not slowing down,” said Jeffrey Papen, CEO and founder, Peak Hosting. “I’m making additions at the leadership level to support our ongoing growth and to execute on my vision of a company that focuses on its employees first.”

John Biggi is promoted from Chief Operations Officer to company President to provide leadership for all aspects of the company. Prior to joining Peak Hosting in November 2014, Biggi held leadership roles at Nike, InFocus, DuPont and more.

“John brings to Peak Hosting a history of building highly functioning companies that revolve around the implementation of irrefutable core values,” said Papen. “He shares my vision that a thriving business can be built on the premise of putting people ahead of profits and can execute it in a way that delights our customers and empowers our staff. The core values that he brought to the table when joining our team in November are already permeating throughout our DNA.”

Papen will continue as CEO and chief visionary for the company. “Handing the reigns over to John will allow me to focus on what I do best, which is working with customers,” added Papen. “John and our new exec leadership team collectively represent functions critical to Peak Hosting’s ongoing success.”

After more than two decades at Nike, Deb Hellmer-Steele joins Peak Hosting as Chief Operations Officer. Most recently at Nike, Hellmer-Steele served as Executive Director of Nike’s Global Corporate Services division. Hellmer-Steele has a proven track record leading successful Operations organizations over the past 35 years. At Peak Hosting, Hellmer-Steele’s charge is helping each individual grow and be successful, driving company growth to the next level.

Jon Billow joins as Vice President of Engineering. Throughout his career, Billow has built and sold several IT consultancy companies where he provided the full gamut of technical support to Fortune 100 clients. At Peak Hosting, he will lead all engineering efforts with a focus on building out capabilities for customers.

“I was able to recruit Deb and Jon to join the Peak Hosting exec team as they were excited by Peak Hosting’s core values and the opportunity to be unencumbered in how they execute their new roles,” said Biggi. “Peak Hosting is hiring rapidly, and our team will be able to put the structure in place that will support consistent growth, while providing our employees with new opportunities and our customers with even better service.”

About Peak Hosting
Peak Hosting is more than a managed hosting company – since 2001, we’ve helped design, build, maintain and support some of the world’s largest Internet properties, across every vertical. As an extension of your business, our technical-operations-as-a-service offering handles the 17 elements critical to running a data center. Our industry experts take care of everything but your code®, allowing you to concentrate on moving your business forward. When your business success depends on technology for its survival and you don’t want to handle the internet plumbing, you need more than “just” a managed hosting company. You need Peak Hosting. For more information, visit, contact sales(at)peakhosting(dot)com, or call (855) 901-7325 (PEAK).

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