Mike Leary

Since 2010, Mike has worked for Rackspace, where he has had the opportunity to provide strategic influence leveraging a deep portfolio of Managed Public Cloud and Private Cloud (OpenStack) Hosting solutions in a consultative environment bringing cost-effective and scalable solutions to Fortune 500 customers. Rackspace is the leader in driving one of the largest and fastest technology shifts in moving from an all dedicated hardware world to a hybrid open source leader in cloud technology. 

Over the past 20 years, he has had the privilege to build relationships as a consultant and trusted adviser connecting with a wide range of companies; start-ups to some of the largest global OEM brands in the world. This journey has allowed him to meet clients face to face by traveling on business to over 20 countries, and managing a sales team in Vienna, Austria. There is no better drive for him than to meet new people across the globe, specifically collaborating with c-levels with the purpose of understanding vision while delivering key solutions to help drive revenue to specific business initiatives. 

Mike leads a work-hard-play-hard balanced life style. Outside of work, he is usually training for an event by running and riding the trails of Austin, with a passion for most water sports and snow boarding. As of June 2013, he completed his 6th year as a mentor with Explore Austin, and has recently been invited and accepted to join the board with a mission to continue building future leaders.