Rackspace Hosting has appointed Microsoft veteran Will Knight as the new vice president of Channel Partner Sales.
At Rackspace, Knight, who has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry across sales, marketing and channel strategies, is responsible for building strategic and competitive channel partner programs, while driving overall partner sales.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Knight was an executive at Microsoft where he served in a range of partner- and customer-facing roles across the U.S., China and Singapore.
During his tenure in Singapore as Microsoft’s Cloud Sales and Geo Expansion Lead for Asia Pacific, Knight more than doubled the business in the first year and expanded operations throughout Southeast Asia.
Most recently, he served as Microsoft’s Small and Medium Business Leader for Asia Pacific, where he led sales, marketing and channel management for SMB across the region.
Rackspace partner program focuses on specialization, Fanatical Support and support for hybrid cloud solutions to deliver short and long-term benefits to partners and to reward them more easily for their efforts.