Former Megaport CRO joins Vapor IO as the company expands to meet growing demand for edge services
June 01, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vapor IO, developers of the Kinetic Grid® platform, a global network of distributed and connected edge infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Rodney Foreman as Chief Revenue Officer. Foreman joins Vapor IO from Megaport, where, as CRO, he was widely known for consistently driving global sales strategies that delivered over 40% year-over-year growth.
“Rodney joins Vapor IO at the perfect time, as we accelerate our ability to meet the growing demand for our Kinetic Grid platform,” said Cole Crawford, CEO and founder of Vapor IO. “Rodney is a driven and passionate leader with the experience and focused skillset to grow revenue, lead sales execution, and boost our first-class customer experience while creating and executing our worldwide sales strategy and vision.”
Foreman has held leadership roles at Fortune 500 and startup companies throughout his decades-long career. He has led worldwide sales teams delivering consistent sales growth within the SaaS, NaaS, software, and services company sectors, most recently at IR, Megaport, Nutanix, Informatica and IBM.
“I’m thrilled to join Vapor IO as they turn-up their thirty-seventh city, Barcelona, and cement their Kinetic Grid platform’s role as the leading way for cloud providers, telcos, cable MSOs, application developers and others to monetize edge services,” said Foreman. “Our vision is to build upon Vapor IO’s existing partnerships with a new and innovative coverage and business model that will accelerate adoption and reach. Vapor IO’s ability to provide data sovereignty, observability, automation and last mile access is well ahead of other network solutions in the market and aligns with the needs of retail stores, manufacturers, and municipalities that look to transform their business with edge services.”
About Vapor IO
Vapor IO is developing the largest global Open Grid networking, colocation and interconnection platform capable of supporting the most demanding low-latency workloads at the edge of the last-mile access networks. The company’s Kinetic Grid platform combines neutral host colocation with software-defined interconnection, high-speed networking, and telemetry-based intelligence to support third-parties that deliver edge services. The company’s technologies deliver the most flexible, highly distributed infrastructure at the edge. Vapor IO Kinetic Grid services are available in 37 US markets, including its first seven operating markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle). For more information: https://www.vapor.io