FAIRFIELD, NJ – 11:11 Systems announced today that Keith Coker joins its team as Chief Operations Officer as part of their acquisition of Green Cloud Defense. Keith was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Green Cloud, and in this new role, he will be responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations.
Prior to Green Cloud Defense, Keith spent 14 years serving in various executive level technical capacities, including Chief Technology Officer at two telecommunications organizations where he managed $275 million of network infrastructure deployment, capital expenditures, and operating expenses. Keith also served as the Chief Technology Officer for HiBeam Internet and Voice, a 4G wireless services company.
“Keith has a proven track-record throughout his 25-year career as a transformational leader in conceptualizing, developing, and executing complex business programs spanning network, information technology, and operations domains,” says Brett Diamond, CEO of 11:11 Systems. “Keith’s deep industry experience will be critical as we drive our growth as a leading managed infrastructure solutions provider.”
“I am excited and proud to be a part of this next phase of 11:11’s leap forward as we bring Green Cloud’s cloud and security advantages to a single integrated platform,” says Keith Coker, COO, 11:11 Systems. “I look forward to the exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.”
Previously, Keith was CTO for Nuvox Communications and led the successful technology integrations of Gabriel Communications, Newsouth Communications and Florida Digital Networks, with a subsequent sell to Windstream Holdings. Keith’s experience at NuVox led to the development of some of the first “managed” services, including Firewall, Unified Messaging, Data Backup, Managed MPLS, Data Center and Google Mail.
Keith holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude from Auburn University and an M.S. in Electrical and Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona where he specialized in Dense Wave Division Multiplexing.
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