CloudJumper has announced the appointment of Scott Bechtold as channel sales manager. Scott reports directly to Max Pruger, chief sales officer for CloudJumper and is responsible for developing new channel partners throughout North America. Bechtold’s position at CloudJumper follows a 31-year history in information technology where he has focused on sales and management in the software and managed services space.
Formerly the CEO of Agility IT, an MSP based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Scott Bechtold’s charter at CloudJumper is to build relationships with MSPs and telco partners, helping them create and grow successful cloud businesses on the nWorkSpace WaaS platform. Bechtold will support the sales efforts of CloudJumper to expand its base of IT service providers seeking to deliver high margin WaaS solutions.
Bechtold has long been interested in the cloud. While running Agility IT, Bechtold white labeled the CloudJumper WaaS solution, marketing it to his customer base. He chose the CloudJumper solution after working with several very small and unreliable cloud providers. When the opportunity arose to join CloudJumper, Bechtold chose to sunset Agility IT and market the CloudJumper solution to companies similar to his own.
Prior to Agility IT, Bechtold was CEO of cloud service provider Insource Technologies where he was responsible for starting, running, building, and maintaining the startup MSP/CSP from its founding to profitability. During his tenure at Insource Technologies he oversaw all sales management activities for the organization and maintained business relationships that led to substantial growth. Before Insource Technologies, he held the position of director at First Data in Atlanta where he managed the mobile commerce professional services division, all services personnel, and initiated successful client engagements worldwide.
According to new data by Transparency Research, The global WaaS market is projected to register a 12.10% CAGR between 2015 and 2022, and anticipated to reach a value of US$18.37 billion by the end of 2022. The North American continent is projected to lead in terms of deployments over the next several years, owing to the easy availability of developed telecommunication and IT infrastructure. WaaS solutions aid in boosting employee productivity, allowing greater access to critical applications and data, irrespective of location. [Transparency Research, Growth of Global WaaS Market Shifts into High Gear with Expanding Enterprise Mobility, Expected to Reach US$18.37 billion by 2022].
This continued shift toward cloud-based workspaces is increasing demand among organizations that are making the switch to WaaS to improve business mobility and IT infrastructure efficiency. IT service providers, including managed service providers (MSPs) and telecommunication providers, have eyed this emerging market and begun complementing their service portfolios with cloud-based workspace solutions. CloudJumper nWorkSpace is a comprehensive, yet easy to deploy, offering for IT service providers seeking fast entry into the WaaS market with a white label platform that can be customized to meet the needs of any size customer.
“As analysts have forecast, the WaaS market will be an area of growth over the next several years,” said Bechtold. “CloudJumper is positioned to succeed and lead in this market with an increasing number of MSPs and telcos who understand the opportunity and advantages of partnering with a pioneer in the space.”
“In the evolving managed services business, IT service providers are faced with new challenges on a regular basis, including the identification of simple yet profitable cloud solutions for business consumption,” said Pruger. “As the former owner of an MSP himself, Scott brings the kind of experience we need to support the education of our markets. We are pleased to have him join with CloudJumper in these efforts and to help our partners achieve greater financial success.”