Bret Piatt

Bret Piatt leads Jungle Disk as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. His experience at Rackspace also included time as the mergers and acquisitions lead, chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, and as a member of the core team that released the Rackspace Cloud as open source software creating OpenStack.

Before Rackspace, Bret spent over 5 years in product management and engineering roles for AT&T where he was responsible for launching offerings such as AT&T Premises-Based Cisco ASA Firewall Service and PremierServ IP-VPN.

Outside of the office Bret enjoys a good meal, live music, and spending time with his large family. He is also active helping transform San Antonio into a technology leader through community involvement with TechBloc, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and other outreach activities.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Bret Piatt and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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