Layered Tech Selects Kurt Hoffman as Chief Operating Officer

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PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Layered Tech, a leading global provider of secure and compliant cloud and hosting services , announced that Kurt Hoffman has joined the Executive team as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As Layered Tech COO, Hoffman will oversee all operations and technology groups within the company, including IT architecture and service delivery, compliance, product management, software development, and customer support. Hoffman will report directly to Layered Tech CEO Bruce Chatterley.

Hoffman comes to Layered Tech with more than 30 years of technology and operations experience and a proven ability to lead high-performance teams in high-growth environments. In his most recent position he served as COO for Hawaiian Telcom, overseeing day-to-day technology, product development, and sales and marketing operations for Hawaii’s leading provider of integrated communications solutions. Prior to that, Hoffman was COO of Speakeasy, playing a leading role during a period of sustained strong growth for the broadband and hosting services provider, including its acquisition by Best Buy in 2007.

Hoffman also brings significant international experience to his new role at Layered Tech, having previously served as Senior Vice President for Network Deployment and Operations for Level 3 Communications. In this position, he managed Level 3’s build out of its fiber optic network across Europe. His international experience also includes his tenure as Sprint/Global One’s Vice President of Global Operations, based in Belgium.

“Kurt Hoffman is an exceptional operating executive and we are excited to have him join the Layered Tech team,” said Chatterley. “Working with our talented operations team, Kurt will focus on delivering the best customer experience in the industry.  Kurt’s deep experience operating in high-growth environments will be critical in maintaining and exceeding our high expectations for quality, as we continue to accelerate Layered Tech’s next phase of growth.”

Hoffman is enthusiastic about his new role, saying, “Layered Tech has created a tremendous platform for growth. The company delivers valuable services focused on today’s critical IT business needs. Layered Tech’s industry-leading offerings in Managed Security, Managed Hosting, and secure Cloud-based applications have allowed it to form partnerships with an impressive list of blue chip customers. I look forward to working with the Layered Tech team to both build on service quality and enhance the customer experience as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS solutions. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit http://www.layeredtech.com .

By Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer 
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