Chuck Smith, EVP of New Business and Channels / Chief Strategy Officer

Chuck Smith is responsible for growing high-level revenue for VAZATA by tapping into unexplored geographical and vertical markets for the company’s rapidly growing data protection and security solutions.

With his distinguished background in data center and cloud consulting, specializing in opening new markets and launching cloud and security solutions, Chuck guides VAZATA’s expanding suite of security solutions and client data protection practice.

Chuck was the founder of the Horizon Data Center Solutions, the colocation services foundation of the VAZATA security portfolio. Chuck has held roles in corporate development, sales leadership, marketing, channel development, strategic alliances, and product development. His expertise in the data center and IaaS / cloud industry, resulted in the acquisition GSA for IaaS.

Chuck’s specialties include: data center services, managed services, virtualization solutions, cloud computing, cybersecurity and federal technology services.

Chuck is a combat veteran of the United States Army.