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LOS ANGELES, October 23, 2018 – Mission, a managed services and consulting company for cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, today announced two new additions to the company’s executive team: Andy Jolls as Chief Marketing Officer and Stewart Armstrong as Chief Financial Officer. Both will be based out of Mission’s Los Angeles office.
Launched earlier this month, Mission is a nationwide managed cloud services provider emerging from the successful mergers of the AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partners Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group. Since these mergers began in early 2018, the company has grown revenue sixfold, while doubling its customer base to more than 175 cross-industry enterprises and more than tripling its headcount. Jolls and Armstrong join Mission to provide critical executive leadership as the cloud services provider continues to rapidly build up its sales, marketing, and technical teams to keep pace with the breakneck customer and revenue growth.
As Mission’s new CMO, Jolls will be responsible for leading and expanding the marketing team, and developing and executing the company’s marketing strategies. The seasoned executive brings more than 25 years of experience in management and technology marketing to Mission, having worked at both tech industry pioneers (including Apple and Hewlett Packard) and high-growth startups. He has held positions in hardware, software, technology consulting services, e-commerce, and lead generation – including serving as CMO at Cooking.com, Instantly and, most recently, Survey Sampling International. Jolls’ experience also includes several IPO/acquisition exits. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Armstrong, Mission’s incoming CFO, will steer the company’s financial strategy and planning as it pursues its aggressive revenue growth goals. He joins Mission with more than 18 years of international experience leading finance, accounting, and operations teams. Previously serving as CFO and COO of Oblong Industries, he designed the B2B hardware/software company’s financial model, raised $85 million in new equity investment, and successfully shifted Oblong from early stage development towards a financially viable commercial enterprise that grew sales from zero to $30 million in three years. Prior to Oblong, Armstrong held a managerial role at Deloitte & Touche that included in-depth audit and M&A exposure in the technology and software industries. Armstrong is a certified Chartered Accountant and, a South African native, holds a Masters in Accounting (University of Cape Town), Honors in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Financial Accounting (University of KwaZulu-Natal).
“We’re excited to introduce Andy and Stewart as the newest additions to our executive team – and our first such hires under the new Mission banner,” said Simon Anderson, CEO, Mission. “With tremendous demand for Mission’s managed cloud services driving particularly brisk expansion, keeping pace means having the right leaders in place to anticipate how we can reach and serve more customers now and into the future. As our new brand launches and takes shape, I couldn’t be more excited to have Stewart and Andy on board, with both bringing the acumen and leadership to ensure this Mission is a successful one.”
Customers can connect with Mission and explore its offerings – including free on-demand consultations with AWS-certified solutions architects – at missioncloud.com
Mission is a trusted managed services provider and consulting partner for public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Through its dedicated team of expert cloud operations professionals and solutions architects, Mission delivers a unique breadth and depth of AWS- and Azure-recognized technical and strategic proficiencies. Mission combines this know-how with an anything-is-possible belief in the power of cloud transformation, and a dedication to understanding and solving customers’ individual goals and challenges – enabling their development of new and powerful applications running on the cloud. Follow Mission on Twitter and LinkedIn.