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Rob La Gesse

Advisor San Antonio, Texas Area, US

VP of Social Strategy, Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company.

VP of Social Strategy, Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company.

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Involved In

Advisor

Rackspace Startups Program

Positions

Director of Social Media Rackspace Hosting March 2009 - August 2014
Director of Customer Development Rackspace Managed Hosting June 2008 - April 2009
Sr. Manager, Quality and Customer Support Conexant Systems 2004 - April 2005
Sr. Manager Intersil February 1997 - August 2003
Sr. Manager Harris January 1999 - March 2000
VP of Social Strategy Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company August 2014 - present
Director of Social Media Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company March 2009 - August 2014
Chief Disruption Officer Rackspace Hosting December 2009 - May 2012
Director of Customer Development Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company June 2008 - April 2009
Director - Software Development Mosso June 2008 - December 2008
Sr. Manager, Quality and Customer Support Conexant 2004 - April 2005
Sr. Manager GlobespanVirata August 2003 - February 2004
Senior Manager, Quality Control and Customer Support Conexant 2003 - 2004
Senior Manager, Customer Support GlobespanVirata/Conexant 2003 - 2004
Senior Manager of Customer Support Intersil/GSV/Conexant 2003 - 2004
Sr. Manager Intersil Corporation February 1997 - August 2003
Sr. Manager Harris Corporation January 1999 - March 2000
Project Manager CHOICE Microsystems 1998 - 2000
Programmer Digital Ocean 1992 - 1995

Education

US Navy Neonatal Respiratory Therapy, Hunting for and killing enemy submarines. US Marine Corps Combat Medic 1979 - 1983
Dear LinkedIn - I did NOT go to College. Please stop prompting me to fill this out. Please!

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Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services

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Key Accomplishments

Google me. Also Google my most common handle, kr8tr

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm not a deep technological brain-trust. I am broader than I am deep. I care about building things that move people with people that are moved by building meaningful things. I'm very focused on people, to include customers, partners, vendors and employees. I love finding ways to tell story.

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Matt Wilbanks
We worked together  •  CEO, Co-Founder of HelpSocial, HelpSocial. Previously Social Media & Support Specialist, Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company.
I reported up to Rob for more than 4 years before starting up HelpSocial and asking him to be on our board. He has been one of the most infl ... uential people in my life and I've learned more from him than I could ever put a value on.
Graham Turney
We worked together  •  Senior Manager, Marketing, Rackspace Hosting. Previously Investment Properties Specialist, Oxford Commercial.
Rob launched the startup program at Rackspace and has worked directly with numerous startups as an investor and mentor. He also manages the ... social media team at Rackspace and is an expert on how to properly leverage those tools.
David J. Neff
Senior Associate, PwC. Previously Senior Consultant, Ant's Eye View. The University of Texas at Austin grad.