Patrick J. Scannell, Jr. Named CEO of GlassHouse Technologies

November 21, 2011

Framingham, Mass. – November 21, 2011GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of independent data center consulting and managed services, today announced that Patrick Scannell has been appointed to the role of CEO, effective immediately. Scannell, a member of GlassHouse’s Board of Directors, succeeds former CEO Mark Shirman who stepped down from the position. Scannell is charged with guiding the company’s growth as the market for its cloud, virtualization, security and next generation data center services continues to accelerate.

In addition to serving on GlassHouse’s Board of Directors, Scannell is also a board member for Kiva Systems and Xtalic Corporation. Most recently, Scannell was the SVP and CFO of Netezza Inc., and was instrumental in leading the data warehousing and analytics company through its public offering on the NYSE in July 2007 and  its subsequent sale to IBM in November 2010 for approximately $2 billion. Prior to Netezza, Scannell was SVP at Silknet, a self-service CRM infrastructure company and helped lead the company through its public offering and subsequent sale to KANA for $4.2 billion. Scannell also held the role of CFO and EVP of Applix and is a previous board member at Avotus Corporation and OpenMarket.

“GlassHouse Technologies would like to thank Mark for his countless contributions to the company and helping to grow it to where it is today,” said Scannell. “GlassHouse has built an impeccable track record over the past decade working with clients to address their growing data requirements, and is now in the envious position of having this experience and our core services emerge as fundamental elements of the rapidly developing and complex cloud marketplace. Our customers rely on GlassHouse for its vendor independent objective expertise, and now more than ever companies need this clarity amidst the market fervor for cloud direction and strategy”. 

About GlassHouse Technologies

GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data center infrastructure consulting and managed services. In a rapidly changing IT environment, GlassHouse partners with customers to define a data center strategy, execute that plan and operate their environment, helping clients address the complexities of cloud, virtualization, security and next generation data centers. Our constant focus is on cost efficiency, risk mitigation and service improvement. This is provided through Transom, our unique business model comprised of proprietary software tools, methodologies and domain expertise. We help deliver on the promise of agility and usage-based spending in the next generation infrastructure paradigm. This journey is significant and requires an experienced and pragmatic guide to help customers achieve their goals. Our experience is based on thousands of projects in addition to ongoing daily operations of customer environments. Visit the GlassHouse blog for expert commentary on key data center issues facing today's enterprises and follow us on twitter @GlassHouse_Tech


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Jay Seaton
GlassHouse Technologies
+ 1 (508) 879-5729

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