09-15-20 | Press Release
ANN ARBOR, Mich., September 15, 2020 — Otava, a global leader in secure and compliant cloud solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim Lubinski as vice president of cloud engineering and infrastructure. Lubinski will lead the development of the company’s private, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions suite, including data protection, security and colocation, that help enterprises and service providers maximize their success.
“Jim is a sought-after technology executive with deep understanding of the compliance-sensitive industries we serve,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO at Otava. “His industry relationships and track record and at world class organizations such as Western Union, First Data and Galileo, combined with his global leadership and technical skills will help propel us to the next phase of our growth and development. We are excited to welcome Jim to the team.”
Lubinski’s technology and executive management career spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining Otava, Lubinski served as a senior executive and advisor for the Technical Excellence Group (TEG-Global) and JEL Technologies where he led IT and business development with an emphasis around financial and banking, cloud, big data/data analytics and healthcare. Earlier roles with other corporations include COO of Local Cloud9 and Capstone Technology Solutions, SVP of Operations and IT for Western Union, SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions for First Data Corporation, and CIO of Galileo International.
“Otava has been publicly recognized by industry experts such as Forrester and separated itself from the pack as a customer-first driven cloud service leader that is committed to investing in tools, technology, process and people,” said Lubinski. “With best-of-breed, industry leading partners and a strong technology strategy, I am thrilled to be part of the team that is quickly making waves in the industry, rapidly growing and helping companies navigate the cloud journey.”
Based in Denver, Colo., Lubinski is a member of the Michigan-Dearborn School of Management Advisory Board and a member of the Colorado Software and Internet Association. Previously he was named as a Computerworld Top 100 IT Leader. He holds an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction in Mathematics, from the University of Michigan.
Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava’s global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com.