phData, the global leader in Big Data consulting and managed services, announced today the appointment of Michael Cleveland as its new Chief Operating Officer, a new position within phData. Cleveland was most recently the Director of Strategy and Business Transformation at BIAS Corporation. He will report directly to Mac Noland, CEO of phData.
“Mike has proven his ability as a leader,” stated Noland. “His knowledge, experience, and focus on operational excellence will ensure phData continues to be the best in the industry.”
In his role as COO, Cleveland will have responsibility for all strategic and day-to-day operations at phData. Moreover, Cleveland will help foster phData’s partner network and provide support for all vendor relationships.
“We believe Mike will take phData to the next level,” stated phData President Brock Noland. “He brings a wealth of relevant experience to our team and will help position us for long-term sustainable and profitable growth.”
For the past 4 years, Cleveland played a key role for a $100M Oracle product and consulting company. In his role, he developed and implemented operational procedures and strategic initiatives for the consulting, sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting teams. He was also responsible for organizational design, reporting of corporate KPIs, and the development of new growth strategies. Prior to that, he was a Managing Consultant for IBM Global Business Services, where he focused primarily on process improvement and global software development engagements.
“I am very excited by this opportunity,” said Cleveland. “phData is a fast-growing company and I’m looking forward to accelerating that growth.”