Rackwise is comprised of the industry’s leading figures. Their combined experience and passion help lead Rackwise’s continuing success.
Emmett DeMoss, Chairman Emeritush, has significant experience in identifying emerging business trends and positioning companies to accelerate growth and revenue during the transition.
DeMoss’s business experience includes a decade in corporate finance with Dean Witter and H&Q, and subsequent senior positions with a number of successful publicly held companies including EVP of Docutel, the originator of the Automatic Teller Machine, COO & CFO of Grubb & Ellis, and Founder of RealBid, a successful dot-com company, that eventually merged with Co-Star (CSGP).
Executive Vice President, Technology Development Group
Doug MacRae brings a rich background in software product management and development to Rackwise. Mr. MacRae has significant experience in technology innovation, strategic planning, and software development techniques required to build world class data center software. He has pioneered a number of enterprise class software products designed for use in the web, desktop, and mobile environments. Prior to joining Rackwise, Mr. MacRae was responsible for heading up the software product development efforts at NetCentrics. He held senior management positions at VisionAir, was the CTO of Furndex, and a senior architect at Engineous Software which was acquired by Dassault Systems. Mr. MacRae is an active member of the technology community, serving on the board of the Triangle Technology Executive council.
Executive Vice President, Professional Services
Ed Higgins brings to Rackwise more than thirty years of technical and leadership experience in IT, security, data center management, and provides broad customer-facing experience in consulting, advisory, developing and delivering advanced solutions and professional services. Ed has served in seniors positions of leadership responsibility for his previous employers which included Director, VP, Partner, and includes many successful years as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
In joining Rackwise in 2011, Ed’s position is responsible for customer advocacy, market definition, structuring technical and services proposals with customers, developing the company’s professional service offerings, influencing product direction, and creating our disruptive pricing model. Additionally Ed leads our strategic alliances with resellers, technology partners, and service integration partners worldwide.
Ed is an authority in the Information Security community with unique professional experiences and over twenty-five highly-regarded certifications including CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CEH, CHS-III, and other prestigious certifications from institutions including ISACA, ISC(2), SANS and others. Ed is an active member in his community and highly-active in local Information Security chapter groups, mentoring, and speaking with students of all ages interested in IT and InfoSec.