Cloud IT service provider names VP of engineering and infrasctucture

ANN ARBOR—Otava, the cloud IT services provider, announced the appointment of Jim Lubinski as vice president of cloud engineering and infrastructure.

Lubinski will lead the development of the company’s private, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions suite, including data protection, security and colocation, that help enterprises and service providers maximize their success.

“Jim is a sought-after technology executive with deep understanding of the compliance-sensitive industries we serve,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO at Otava. “His industry relationships and track record and at world class organizations such as Western Union, First Data and Galileo, combined with his global leadership and technical skills will help propel us to the next phase of our growth and development. We are excited to welcome Jim to the team.”

Lubinski’s technology and executive management career spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining Otava, Lubinski served as a senior executive and advisor for the Technical Excellence Group (TEG-Global) and JEL Technologies, where he led IT and business development with an emphasis around financial and banking, cloud, big data, data analytics, and healthcare. Earlier roles with other corporations include COO of Local Cloud9 and Capstone Technology Solutions, senior vice president of operations and IT for Western Union, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions for First Data Corp., and CIO of Galileo International.

“Otava has been publicly recognized by industry experts such as Forrester and separated itself from the pack as a customer-first driven cloud service leader that is committed to investing in tools, technology, process and people,” Lubinski said. “With best-of-breed, industry leading partners and a strong technology strategy, I am thrilled to be part of the team that is quickly making waves in the industry, rapidly growing and helping companies navigate the cloud journey.”

Lubinski is a member of the Michigan-Dearborn School of Management Advisory Board and a member of the Colorado Software and Internet Association. Previously he was named as a Computerworld Top 100 IT Leader. He holds an MBA in finance from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction in mathematics, from the University of Michigan.

Otava provides a wide variety of IT services, including secure cloud storage, cloud backup, disaster recovery as a service, security, colocation, and more. Learn more at

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