FireHost Names Marketing, EMEA Sales Chiefs

Dallas-based secure hosting and cloud provider FireHost is in a big executive expansion today, saying that it has both named a new Chief Marketing Officer and head of its EMEA business. FireHost said Steve Lesem has been named Chief Marketing Officer, and Eleri Gibbon as Vice President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Lesem was previously CEO of Mezeo Software, and also has served at VeriCenter, BMC Softwre, IBM, and Safenet. Gibbon was most recently at Rackspace. FireHost said the new appointments come as it has seen doubling of its revenues in each of the past three years, and comes after the big $25M funding it announced in April.