Six Degrees has appointed former PacketExchange COO Mike Ing to the newly-created role of group business operations director with a brief to oversee the integration of its recent acquisitions, among other things.
The buy-and-build cloud services provider has had a busy six months in terms of acquisitions, buying managed hosting providers Ultraspeed, Firstserv and Serverstream, and datacentre connection specialist Datahop.
Ing, who has been working with the firm for some time on a consultative basis, spent six years at PacketExchange, prior to which he ran European ops at comms services provider Level3. He began has career at Cable&Wireless.
Said Ing: "I'm flattered that they have created a new role for me on the senior team; in less than a year the company has become one of the real success stories in the UK managed data services sector, and I look forward to helping the team achieve their stated goal of being a top five hosting provider."
Six Degrees CEO Alastair Mills added: "As a well-established and close-knit senior management team we make new appointments rarely and with caution, but Mike is an exciting addition as one of the most respected operational leaders in the industry.
"Mike's role will be crucial to ensuring operational fitness and smooth integration across the Group, and fast growth in our managed cloud hosting division," he added.
Ing will also take charge of general business process management and internal systems and IT, as well as running Six Degrees' managed cloud hosting unit.