Former RackSpace CFO and Dell Executive Assumes Role to Focus on the establishment and launch of global virtual desktop-as-a-service.
SAN DIEGO, CA, February 3, 2016 – Abacus Data Systems, the world's first provider of compliance ready, fully virtual Desktop-as-a-Service, announced today that Major G. Horton is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Horton will lead the Abacus financial and governance operations and work closely with the CEO and the board on all financial and M&A matters.
Horton joins Abacus with more than 20 years of financial, operational, and senior leadership experience. In addition to recently providing CFO and COO advisory for emerging cloud technology companies, Horton previously served as the CFO & SVP of Corporate Development at Nirvanix, the SVP & CFO for Rackspace Managed Hosting, and the VP of Finance / Divisional Controller for several Dell business units. Horton holds a MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.
"I am thrilled to have Major join our senior management team. He is an exemplary leader whose broad experience in small and large specialty technology organizations uniquely qualifies him to lead and build our financial operations as we enter a transformative period in our company, aiming to take Abacus’ virtual desktop offering worldwide to enable businesses of all sizes to compete in a predominantly technology driven economy," said Alessandra Lezama, CEO of Abacus. “Our aggressive growth strategy and vision will leverage Major’s extensive experience to further our expansion, and we welcome him to the team."
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Abacus!” Horton said. “The company is approaching a period of immense growth and opportunity, and I look forward to partnering with the leadership team to successfully execute on the goals ahead as we advance in our development and continue to execute our business plan and strategic initiatives.”
About Abacus Data Systems
Abacus Data Systems provides Turn-Key Technology Solutions that guarantee integrity, security and ultimate performance to help professionals quickly build and grow successfully. The Fully Integrated Abacus Products & Services Portfolio leverages cutting-edge virtualization technologies to deliver full-spectrum security and privacy compliant Private Cloud environments, enabling any size organization to adopt enterprise-grade technology at a reasonable monthly cost.
Founded in 1983 and backed by private investment, Abacus has over 250,000 clients worldwide, is headquartered in San Diego, California and operates two fully redundant data center footprints in the United States specifically engineered to host and safeguard sensitive data for professionals. Robust security and compliance policies, including two-factor authentication, five tiers of physical, network and data security and information handling and data privacy protocols in accordance with NIST standards ensures a safe and compliant environment for even the most confidential data.
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