European web hosting provider UK2 Group recently announced it has appointed John Morris as chief operating officer and Steve Holford as chief marketing officer as part of its constant growth initiatives in the hosting industry.
The company has UK2 Group has a handful of hosting brands, including 100TB.com, VPS.NET, UK2.net and Midphase, which have all reported substantial year-over-year growth.
As chief operating officer, Morris will be responsible for UK2 Group’s strategic operational activity including developing consumer strategy and streamlining global company operations.
He is the former vice president at Rackspace, a role in which he led the company’s SMB division and customer experience for its international business.
He previously served as the director at Thomas Cook, operations director at lastminute.com and the chief operating officer at Viagogo.
“I’m very excited to join UK2 Group and contribute to its industry-leading growth,” said Morris. “UK2 Group has a long track record of innovation and originality that has placed them as one of the most significant players in the Web hosting business. Their inventive products and services have positioned them to accelerate at an ever greater rate.”
As chief marketing officer, Holford will lead development and execution of UK2 Group’s marketing strategy to new and existing customers across a range of market segments and products, including driving communications, commercial performance, and resilient branding.
With nearly 20 years experience in the Internet and technology industry, he most recently served as chief marketing officer at Fasthosts.
Prior to Fasthosts, Holford served as the director of Internet services at video on demand service provider Video Networks, and the broadband product manager at Virgin Media.
He also has e-commerce experience working in positions at home shopping retailed Argos and Tesco Stores.
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