CHICAGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining (CSL), an IT as a Service (ITaaS) company optimizing the delivery of Cloud-based Professional Services, Software Tools and Certification to enterprises, has named Gregg Schmalz Executive Vice President. Schmalz will have responsibility for CSL Financial Services and Select Business lines.
Schmalz brings 20 years' experience in sales and relationship management to CSL. He joined the company from leading storage and Cloud technology provider EMC, where he was responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of holistic solutions to drive operational efficiencies, organizational effectiveness, and sustainable cost reduction. In eight years with EMC he developed a strong understanding of how hardware, software, and consulting services can be leveraged within Fortune 500 companies to improve business metrics.
"The Cloud represents enormous opportunity to improve IT service delivery for financial services firms," said Schmalz. "Cloud Silver Lining's mix of professional services, Cloud tools and certification programs gives us a broad view of how to help these organizations drive business advantage from Cloud technologies."
Schmalz holds a B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the School of Management at Boston University.
Cloud Silver Lining works with large financial services and enterprise clients to help realize the business value of Cloud innovation. CSL assesses client readiness for Cloud innovation using an analysis that looks at the seven core characteristics of Cloud: dynamic scalability, financial efficiency, holistic security and management, solution adaptability, multi-tenancy, accessibility and sustainability.
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About Cloud Silver Lining
Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) offers Cloud-related Professional Services, Tools and Certification to help enterprises worldwide evolve their businesses using Cloud innovation. The company's Cloud Toolkit™, Cloud Assurance™ and Dashboard Intelligence™ products provide tools to simplify Cloud implementation and management. The Xertification™ program validates products as Cloud Compatible, services as Cloud enabling, and individuals as Cloud Ambassadors. CSL is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in Providence, RI and the UK. More information can be found at www.cloudsilverlining.com.
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