Former Cisco executive Michael Fuhrman joins Peak 10 as Chief Technology Officer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, has expanded its executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Fuhrman to Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Fuhrman is broadly responsible for the company’s product and service strategy, research and development, and internal IT initiatives, positioning Peak 10 to continue its growth trajectory and delivery of innovative solutions to customers.
Fuhrman joins Peak 10 from Cisco, where he held a series of critical, high-level and technical leadership positions. During his tenure, he was responsible for the delivery and scaling of all cloud-based services for the suite of Cisco security platforms. He led teams in the transition from a hardware-based to a software-based delivery model and led the security services and cloud operations organization for Cisco, including 24 data centers across the globe. Fuhrman also brings experience in the integration of products and people, with involvement in several security acquisitions over the last decade.
“The addition of Mike to our executive team is a calculated decision that better positions us to execute on our strategic initiatives, which include further refining and enhancing our product portfolio and implementing our expansion strategy,” said David Jones, chairman and CEO of Peak 10. “Mike’s track record of growing and delivering cloud and security services, bringing new products and solutions to market, and success with M&A integration will serve Peak 10 well as we take the next steps to grow our company and further improve on our customers’ experience.”
Since the company’s inception in 2000, Peak 10 has employed a consultative and collaborative approach with its customers, providing IT infrastructure services and designing solutions to meet their changing business needs, especially those with stringent compliance and security requirements. Peak 10 supports a diverse and growing spectrum of industries within its customer base, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies — all while maintaining required uptime, access and security.
According to Jones, as the $40 billion cloud market continues to grow, Fuhrman’s industry experience and forward-thinking approach will help Peak 10 unlock new solutions for its customer base, while positioning the company for further growth and market opportunity.
Fuhrman earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel and his MS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for The School of Engineering at The Citadel.
Peak 10 owns and operates multiple data centers in 10 key markets and serves customers in the U.S. and abroad. Among its recognitions, Peak 10 was recently positioned in the “niche player” quadrant of the Gartner. Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-enabled Managed Hosting, North America” for the second consecutive year.