Krauss Joins Hostway Corp. as Senior Vice President
of Sales, Marketing and Planning [3rd November
CHICAGO, Nov 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- Web-hosting leader Hostway Corp., today announced
the appointment of Michael C. Krauss, 49, as senior
vice president of sales, marketing and planning.
Krauss, vice chairman of Chicago Mayor
Richard M. Daley's Council of Technology Advisors, joined
Hostway from Chicago-based consulting firm Diamond Cluster
International, where he was partner and chief marketing
officer and where he recently served as a Diamond Fellow.
"As Hostway expands into the global
managed-Internet services market, we will benefit from
Michael's experience in managing worldwide professional
services, his understanding of the issues and opportunities
we face, and his vision in helping us achieve our potential,"
said Lucas Roh, Hostway's CEO and founder. "He
brings to Hostway a remarkable combination of insight,
expertise and a network of relationships that start
in Chicago and span the globe."
In his new position at Hostway, Krauss
will define and lead the execution of the company's
sales, marketing and planning strategies, including
product development and branding initiatives.
"I'm excited to join Hostway because
I believe there's a tremendous opportunity in managed
Internet services," said Krauss. "Lucas Roh
and his team have created an organization with the potential
to achieve global leadership in managed Internet services.
It's a great opportunity to be part of a winning team
that will make Lucas' vision a reality.
"I'm also excited by the prospect
of growing a leading technology company in Chicago,"
Krauss has an extensive background in
packaged goods and technology marketing. His clients
have included such leading international companies as
Ameritech, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), AT&T,
Fidelity Investments, Motorola, U. S. West (now Qwest)
and Xerox. While at the Keebler Company, he led the
effort to launch Chips Deluxe the nation's number 2
chocolate chip cookie.
Krauss was a principal with OmniTech
Consulting Group where he led the firm's marketing and
strategy division until the firm's sale to DiamondCluster
in April, 1999. Krauss previously was founding worldwide
director of marketing and communications at Andersen
Consulting where he was responsible for the strategic
marketing, communications, public relations and branding
efforts that launched the Andersen Consulting brand
Krauss is the technology-marketing columnist
for Marketing News, the official publication of the
American Marketing Association, covering the impact
and implications of technology on the marketing profession.
He also is a frequent speaker and presenter on marketing
and technology topics. Krauss has served on the academic
faculty of the University of Chicago's Graduate School
of Business, and lectured in the University's innovative
new product and service development laboratory. He holds
a bachelor's degree and a Masters Degree in Business
Administration from the University of Chicago. He also
holds a CPA certificate in Illinois.
Krauss resides in Highland Park, Illinois,
with his wife, Carol Sulkes, and their three children.
Hostway is one of the top five Web hosting
companies in the world and is a global leader in providing
reliable, hassle-free services that help businesses
and individuals quickly and inexpensively leverage the
power of the Internet.
Providing award-winning Web hosting
services since 1998, Hostway Corporation quickly established
itself as a pioneer in the industry with superior services
and unmatched customer service. Today, the company supports
more than 300,000 Web sites worldwide with state-of-the-art
hosting technology and innovative online tools that
help facilitate millions of dollars in ecommerce transactions
each month. Hostway has steadily expanded its global
reach during the last three years with offices in the
Americas (Chicago, Tampa, Vancouver), Europe (London,
Amsterdam), and the Asia-Pacific (Seoul, Sydney) regions.
more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit
or call 1-888-290-5170.
SOURCE: Hostway Corporation
Mina Arsala, 312-238-0132
Paul Battaglia, 847-720-4753