Chief Executive Officer
Bob Boles joined Hostway in early 2014, having most recently served as Senior Vice President of IT Infrastructure Services for Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he drove dramatic growth by leading a move into the data center and cloud services space. In addition to Cognizant, his background includes serving as Chief Operating Officer at Pegasus Solutions, and founding and leading a managed services company called AimNet Solutions that served the SMB market and was acquired by Cognizant in 2006. He also worked in various senior leadership capacities at IBM Global Network Services, and its successor, AT&T Global Network Services. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer
John Martis joined Hostway in 2006 with over 13 years of leadership in the Internet industry. Prior to the late-2013 acquisition of Hostway, he served an 18-month tenure as President and CEO, preceded by 6 years as Hostway’s EVP of North American Operations. He was responsible for developing strategies to ensure the company’s solutions met its customers’ ever-evolving business requirements. Previously, Mr. Martis served as Chief Operating Officer of Aplus.Net, an international web hosting company with over 350 employees. He was also the President and Founder of American Digital Network, one of the United States’ first Internet Service Providers. Mr. Martis received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering while studying abroad at Edron Academy/ITAM.
Vice President of Hosted Services
Todd Benjamin came to Hostway in 2008 with 18 years of executive experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Hostway, he was president and CEO of Rodopi Software, Inc., a provider of next-generation financial and automation software solutions for the Internet industry. Previously, he held executive-level positions in sales, marketing, finance, and corporate development with several software, technology, and service provider organizations. Mr. Benjamin holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from UCLA, as well as a Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Aaron Hollobaugh specializes in developing and leading marketing and communications teams in high tech and cloud computing-focused companies. Prior to his role at Hostway, Mr. Hollobaugh led marketing efforts at Hosting.com as Vice President of Marketing & Communications, helping the company grow from a $12 million web hoster to a recognized industry leader. Previously, he also served as Director of Marketing at NetGain Technologies, one of the southeast's largest and oldest VARs. Mr. Hollobaugh has emerged as a thought leader and resource in the cloud computing marketplace due to his creation and publishing of various studies and surveys, as well as his close work and joint-marketing initiatives with leading manufacturers such as Microsoft, HP, VMware and Cisco. Mr. Hollobaugh holds a Bachelor's Degree from Grinnell College.
Vice President of Research & Development
Mike Robski is responsible for managing the design, development and maintenance of the internally developed Hostway systems and tools. In this role, he has led the successful design and development of Hostway’s OSS/BSS system; a uniform public API layer to manage all Hostway services; and advanced IaaS and PaaS cloud offerings. As a Certified Scrum Master, he transitioned Hostway’s R&D division to agile development using Scrum. Previously, Mr. Robski was the Manager of Software Development at Fidelity Information Services until 2010, and Director of Software Engineering / Chief Architect at Rodopi Software until 2007, where he was responsible for implementing NGOSS (eTOM, SID) design principles, development procedures, coding standards and peer reviews. He is a member of Mensa and the Scrum Alliance.
Vice President of Product
Jim Potter has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the areas of strategy development, product management, marketing and general management. Most recently, Jim was Vice President of Product Management at Hosting.com, where he was responsible for developing the company’s product strategy through the evaluation of customer needs, competitive intelligence and technology evolution, and then executing against that strategy.
Prior to Hosting.com, Jim was a vice president at ZOLL Data Systems for seven years, where he oversaw Product Management, Marketing and International Operations and helped lead the company to increase revenue by 250% and profit by 364% over the period. Prior to ZOLL, Jim led the wireless product management group at Intrado, was Managing Director of a business unit of Ball Aerospace, and held various executive positions at BI Incorporated.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Northern Arizona University and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona. Jim lives in Westminster, Colo., with his wife and three children.