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SingleHop Appoints Ricardo Talavera to Vice President of Engineering Post to Lead Automation and LEAP Platform Development

Mr. Talavera Possesses Considerable Hosting Space Experience – Appointment Further Strengthens the Expanding SingleHop Management Team

Chicago – June 11, 2013 – SingleHop, a global leader in highly automated dedicated servers, cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service, announced today the appointment of Ricardo Talavera to the position of Vice President of Engineering. A hosting industry veteran who has held high-level executive positions, Mr. Talavera will manage the SingleHop development team which builds the company’s signature automation capabilities and LEAP platform. He brings years of experience in server and system administration and has previously directed large development operations. He will report directly to Andy Pace, SingleHop’s COO.

Mr. Talavera was formerly the CEO of eServer Space Inc., a small Chicago-based startup that became a large private managed hosting company. Holding the position for more than six years, he led a team of software developers that provided infrastructure and software optimizations for some of the most visited properties on the web. While at eServer Space, he supplied his clients with a fully embraced cloud infrastructure platform, utilizing local VMware based hypervisors as well as the leading cloud provider platforms.

He also spent two and a half years as the CTO of Site Canvas where he led a team that provided technology consultant services to the web properties of several music industry stars. He also developed a CMS platform that delivered more than two million unique visits a day with a minimal hardware footprint. Mr. Talavera utilized his experience on the feature film “Untraceable” as a technology script consultant.

“I’ll be working collaboratively with Ricardo to push our development team to new heights of innovation” said Mr. Pace. “Our automation is a key competitive differentiator, and we are entrusting Ricardo with successfully leading the team to ensure we stay ahead of the marketplace. We consistently look for and hire the very best talent and I’m confident he will help us continue our blistering growth and capture market share.”

For more information about SingleHop, visit www.singlehop.com.

About SingleHop
SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers and a new facility in Amsterdam; SingleHop provides dedicated, cloud, and managed services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online. SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.

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