Hampshire business cloud technology provider, Hosted, has appointed Gareth McQuaid (pictured) as Chief Technology Officer. He joins the company from Matrix IT, where he was previously New Business Director. McQuaid has 20 years of working in IT businesses in the South and previously founded the managed services provider Nexus Business Group, sold to Peach Technologies in 2014.
His priorities include the continued development of Hosted as a leading provider of cost-effective, scalable cloud platforms for business, and the creation of a Training Academy to recruit staff from the local region. The Hampshire business aims to create up to 40 jobs over the next two years.
McQuaid said: "This is an exciting time for Hosted as we increase our capability to deliver digital and cloud technology to businesses of all sizes. We are leaving behind outdated models of managed IT and, through cutting-edge cloud services, we can offer agile, fast, scalable platforms that are highly cost-effective and empower businesses to grow without being constrained by the limits of their IT provider.
"At the same time I am excited to be creating employment opportunities to support our own growth. We would expect to see our team increase by 30 to 40 people over the next two years and will be recruiting locally wherever we can, offering full training to build a fantastic pool of talent to drive our continued success."
Hosted is based in Whiteley and is a Microsoft Silver Partner, also working with major global partners including Google Cloud, Cloudflare and AWS, It delivers support, security and backup services remotely through a 'desktop as a service' model.