As we continue to grow, we’re thrilled to to bring on Jay Kladiva as the new Director of Managed Services.
Jay started Oct. 30 and oversees the managed IT services department, steering the company’s hub of operations as it continues to scale with the booming cloud and cybersecurity industry. He will grow internal knowledge bases, mentor staff, and help transform clients into promoters.
Jay previously worked for Energizer Holdings, Inc., where he spent the last 11 years working his way up from Application Development Manager, to Global Platform Services Manager, and then to Infrastructure Director. He managed the operating budget for all infrastructure and led teams responsible for server operations, data centers, networking, end-user computing, enterprise architecture, IT security, voice, and the service desk to support global manufacturing, business objectives and daily operations. Additionally, Jay was a key leader in the successful separation of Energizer into two publicly traded companies on an aggressive 14-month timeline.
Prior to his time at Energizer, Jay served as Senior Consultant, Technical Architect for Daugherty Business Solutions where he led the transition of the practice from VB/COM to .NET. He also has experience as the Manger, Systems Architecture at Arthur Andersen. Jay also worked at Quilogy and Halliburton early in his career.
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Sister companies Fpweb.net and US Cyber Vault have rebranded as US Cloud™, a global managed cloud provider headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
With its 100 percent USA-based, 24/7 Cloud Keeper™ support, US Cloud helps companies start or continue their digital transformation by simplifying their infrastructure, unburdening their team, and protecting their brand. US Cloud’s technology with altitude™ services enable a multi-cloud hybrid IT and include cloud computing, management and security services.
Cloud computing services at US Cloud include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Services (SaaS). Cloud servers and more traditional dedicated hosting and colocation are also available to bridge data center capacity expansion or retraction needs.
US Cloud’s management services cover public, hosted private and on-premises private clouds. More specifically, the architecture, integration and management of a multi-cloud hybrid IT environment is provided. US Cloud management services help customers identify what workloads and assets are best suited for a particular cloud and how to securely integrate them with the rest of the infrastructure.
US Cloud’s security services include risk assessment, architecture and managed services. Risk assessment services identify threats via penetration testing and network vulnerability discovery. Security architecture, implementation, and remediation services align technology, risk, and budget short-term while meeting long-term security roadmap goals. US Cloud managed security services rounds out the security portfolio by allowing a business to extend their security team or tools without the need to hire or buy hardware.
US Cloud technology partners include Microsoft, Google, IBM, Amazon, Cisco, Oracle, HPE, Salesforce, VMware, SAP, Dell, Palo Alto Networks and FireEye.
“In 2015, I wanted to build something special on top of what Fpweb and US Cyber Vault were all about – phenomenal customer service and protecting brands and data,” said the companies’ Founder and CEO Robert E. LaMear IV. “As the rush to cloud accelerates, so do all the problems. Hence US Cloud was born. But I soon realized I was missing the most important piece to build a new world-class organization, the people. I started a two-year national search to bring together the most brilliant and passionate technologists in the country. I’m excited and proud to report, mission accomplished.”
Founded in 1996, Fpweb has been the first to host every version of Microsoft SharePoint in the cloud and has managed 1.9 billion SharePoint logins since 1999. US Cloud will continue to provide Microsoft-based technology solutions as part of its services portfolio.
US Cyber Vault was launched in 2015 to build a cybersecurity container to protect a company’s data, brand, and reputation, while also trapping cyber criminals who attack the platform. US Cloud combines those next generation tools with USA-based cyberdefense experts to protect, detect, and respond to threats in real time.
US Cloud is focused on bringing enterprise-class strategy, support, and security to its clients’ cloud or on-premises environments. US Cloud is compliance ready for SSAE16, ITAR, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and FedRAMP.
And for every $100 of new business spent with US Cloud, US Cloud donates $2 to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100 percent of the money is used to build clean water projects.