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Cloudstar Adds Director of Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greg Petrow joins Cloudstar as Director of Operations
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 7th, 2020) Cloudstar CEO Gregory McDonald announced today that Greg Petrow has joined Cloudstar as Director of Operations.

“Mr. Petrow brings with him a wealth of experience including strategic planning, project management, financial analysis and IT management” McDonald said. “Additionally, having served as Director of Operations of National Property Data, and VP of Operations for PSW Investments, he brings with him a wealth of highly relevant industry experience”.

At Cloudstar, Greg’s primary roles and responsibilities will include: managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company, assisting the sales department in the successful growth of the company; and providing the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure Cloudstar’s financial strength and operating efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on ensuring that Cloudstar continues to deliver the very best in customer service.

“We’ve are very excited to have Greg on board, and look forward to him expanding Cloudstar’s level of customer service, and moving us further into global markets” said Gregory McDonald – CEO.

Greg has a distinguished leadership record, having led teams that developed a highly successful Upper Court Judgement / Lien Search Company, managed the development of multiple web-based applications, overseen and performed business valuations for tax and litigation purposes, as well as managing the day to day operations of a VC, hedge fund and global investment firm.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau.

Cloudstar is a provider of cloud-based data center products, services and consulting for regulated industries worldwide.

 

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John Badon Joins Cloudstar as Sr. Systems Engineer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACKSONVILLE, FL April 3rd 2020 – Cloudstar is please to announce that John Badon has joined our Florida data center team in the role of Senior Systems Engineer.  John brings with him 10+ years of industry experience.  He graduated from Northshore Technical College with an A.S. degree in Network and Systems Administration, and has earned over twenty technical certifications including:

MICROSOFT

  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cloud
  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Server Infrastructure
  • MCP
  • MCSA

 

CISCO

  • CCNA

 

COMP TIA

  • A +
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • Cloud +
  • Project Management +

 

Other

  • Apple OSX Certified
  • SNIA Storage +

 

“John brings with him years of valuable experience in designing, implementing and troubleshooting complex network and cloud infrastructure and we look forward to having him on the team” – said Gregory McDonald CEO of Cloudstar.

John’s work experience includes serving as a systems engineer for the Federal Department of Law Enforcement, L3 Systems Engineer at Global Data Systems, managing systems for the State of Louisiana’s Attorney General’s office, and having worked as a technical instructor teaching classes at ITT Technical College.

Having John on board will be instrumental to Cloudstar’s growth and expansion plans and he will play a key role in managing projects, troubleshooting complex issues, and working with our team of in-house engineers to manage our overall cloud infrastructure.

About Cloudstar

Cloudstar is a multi-national provider of virtual desktop hosting, hosted software and applications, custom tailored IT infrastructure design, email encryption, managed services, IT security, and consulting to regulated industries across the United States.

Cloudstar started in 2009 as Cloudstar Consulting Corporation and was created to meet the unique needs of the land title industry. As the company grew from a consulting and IT infrastructure design firm, Cloudstar Consulting Corporation re-branded as simply “Cloudstar”, a DBA of the newly formed holdings company, Keystone Management Group, LLC. In 2014, Cloudstar purchased a 50% interest in U.S. Telecommunications firm, Teletonix Communications LLC in addition to adding Diologix, an electronic medical records encryption company and Notary Transfer to its portfolio of brands. Cyber security firm, MortgagePhish was added as of 2019. Cloudstar has recently expanded to provide services to the entirety of the United States, Canada and Mexico with offices in three states and privately held infrastructure co-located at five U.S data centers.

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For more information, please visit http://www.MyCloudstar.com

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Billy Keating Joins Cloudstar as Sr. ResWare and SQL Admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jacksonville, Florida, March 30, 2020 – Cloudstar is proud to announce and welcome William (Billy) Keating as Sr. ResWare Administrator & SQL Reporting Expert. Billy will be working with our Title Production Team to support and manage Cloudstar customers who utilize the ResWare software platform.

Billy Keating has been in the Title Industry for three (3) years as ResWare administrator for Nationwide Title companies. His expertise includes excellent customer service and troubleshooting, document creation, workflow automation, user training and SQL reporting.  Automation and accuracy are what he strives for to make the User experience in ResWare a seamless process that will allow for more opportunity to use time where it is needed the most. Billy’s experience in report building empowers businesses with data, including real time data tracking to stay within SLA’s, view financials, and to keep settlements on track.

“Billy’s knowledge of the ResWare platform and the industry will add to the already expansive services that Cloudstar offers our customers. Billy’s experience helps bridge the gap between title and technology. On behalf of Cloudstar I would like to personally welcome Billy to the team”.

– said Christopher Cury, EVP Customer Experience, Cloudstar.

 

About Cloudstar

Cloudstar is a multi-national provider of virtual desktop hosting, hosted software and applications, custom tailored IT infrastructure design, email encryption, managed services, IT security, and consulting to regulated industries across the United States.

Cloudstar started in 2009 as Cloudstar Consulting Corporation and was created to meet the unique needs of the land title industry. As the company grew from a consulting and IT infrastructure design firm, Cloudstar Consulting Corporation re-branded as simply “Cloudstar”, a DBA of the newly formed holdings company, Keystone Management Group, LLC. In 2014, Cloudstar purchased a 50% interest in U.S. Telecommunications firm, Teletonix Communications LLC in addition to adding Diologix, an electronic medical records encryption company and Notary Transfer to its portfolio of brands. Cyber security firm, MortgagePhish was added as of 2019. Cloudstar has recently expanded to provide services to the entirety of the United States, Canada and Mexico with offices in three states and privately held infrastructure co-located at five U.S data centers.

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For more information, please visit http://www.MyCloudstar.com

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Cloudstar Updates to SOC 2 Type 2- 2019 Standards

Cloudstar is now preparing for its SOC 2 Type 2 attestation which reports on effectiveness of controls within the company in accordance with the new 2019 standards. The company will be undergoing the Type II certification in Q1 2019 and expects to be certified by early Q3 2019.

Gregory McDonald CEO of Cloudstar, remarked: “Security is top of mind for all companies as they face real threats and challenges. We pursued the rigorous SOC 2 Type 2 audit because it was essential for Cloudstar to demonstrate externally verified security controls for the protection of our clients, partners and internal stakeholders. Security, privacy, and performance are fundamental to a successful deployment of any application, so we take them very seriously. We are now aggressively pursuing our Type 2 certification to further advance our commitment to security.”

Click HERE to view latest attestation engagement letter.

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