Baton Rouge, La. – Sparkhound Inc. recently hired Rob Ward as its new General Manager, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to further strengthen its executive management team and continue to accelerate its rapid growth in the DFW market. In his new position, Rob will lead Sparkhound's DFW sales and operations team, help create quality customer experiences, and increase brand awareness in the DFW IT and business communities.
"With 25+ years as a sales and services leader, Rob's strong capabilities in both Sales and Operations will bring tremendous momentum to the office," said Noah Boudreaux, Chief Operations Officer. "And his extensive experience developing and selling Professional Services will accelerate our IT footprint in the market and deliver immediate business results to our midmarket and enterprise customer base. We are very excited to have Rob on board!"
Before joining Sparkhound, Rob was Director of Business Development for Avanade, and was responsible for the recruitment, management, strategy, and performance of a regional sales and marketing team focused on all aspects of the Microsoft enterprise platform.
Rob's hire is part of Sparkhound's corporate "Build for Scale" vision, which is focused on accelerating the company's expansion and long-term growth, and building upon our top talent recruiting process.
The company currently has more than 180 full-time and part-time employees working in the Baton Rouge, Houston and DFW areas. Since opening its doors in 1998, Sparkhound has received several recognitions, including Baton Rouge Business Report's "2013 Company of the Year" award; Inc. magazine's Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest-growing Private Businesses list (#487 in IT industry in 2013); Lead411's Tech 200 fastest-growing companies in the U.S.; and Microsoft's 2012 South Central Partner of the Year and Central Region Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction Award winner.
Established in 1998, Sparkhound is an IT services company whose sole mission is to make a meaningful impact in our client's business by solving their business problems with leadership and technology. With locations in Baton Rouge, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Sparkhound is growing faster than ever to better serve its mid-market and enterprise customers through Consulting, Solutions and Support, with key offerings including IT Strategy, Project Management, Cloud, SharePoint, Custom Business Applications, Enterprise Mobile, Infrastructure, Managed Services, and Application Maintenance. By working with partners, such as Microsoft, Rackspace, Citrix, and SHI, Sparkhound provides industry-leading experience and comprehensive service offerings. For more information, visit Sparkhound.com.