CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 10th Magnitude, one of the top Microsoft Azure services firms, has hired Jason Rook as Vice President of Alliances and Mark Smith as Vice President of Sales. Simultaneously, the firm is expanding into Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
"Azure services demand is growing exponentially," said 10th Magnitude CEO Alex Brown. "Jason and Mark have the extensive customer solution experience and Microsoft channel expertise to help 10th Magnitude capitalize on that opportunity."
Jason Rook, Vice President of Alliances, will run 10th Magnitude's strategic partnerships. Rook, based in Columbus, Ohio, is also leading business development in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. An 18-year industry veteran, Rook joins 10th Magnitude from Microsoft, where he was the Director of U.S. Azure Partner Sales.
"At Microsoft, I worked closely with 10th Magnitude as a top Azure partner," said Rook. "I'm excited to expand and strengthen our partnerships to continue to lead the way in Azure innovation."
Mark Smith, Vice President of Sales, will lead 10th Magnitude's business development. Smith joins 10th Magnitude from rhipe Solutions and LiveTiles, where he was Vice President of Solutions. Smith brings 17 years of IT services industry experience that includes leadership roles at Slalom Consulting and EMC.
"My career has focused on helping clients optimize their Microsoft solutions, and 10th Magnitude offers customers incredible ways to transform their business," said Smith. "I'm looking forward to helping the company take advantage of vast growth opportunities."
10th Magnitude also recently hired Brian Blanchard as Vice President of Cloud Solutions. Based in St. Louis, Blanchard is anchoring the company's newly established presence in Missouri.
About 10th Magnitude
10th Magnitude, one of the top Microsoft Azure services firms in the US, provides customers with a suite of cloud services that includes Microsoft Azure Migration, Cloud-Scale Application Development, DevOps and Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation, Azure Analytics and Internet of Things and Managed Cloud Services. The company not only leads the market in Microsoft Azure development and implementation, but is also spearheading the current enterprise DevOps revolution. A Chef-Certified and Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner, 10th Magnitude is headquartered in Chicago with customers around the globe.
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