Leaseweb Global, a hosting and cloud services company, announced the appointment of Richard Copeland as chief executive officer of Leaseweb USA, effective today. Copeland succeeds Lex Boost, who served as CEO since 2016 and is departing the company.

Copeland, who joined Leaseweb USA in 2013, has played a pivotal role in driving the company’s sales growth, market share and customer satisfaction in the U.S. He most recently served as Leaseweb USA’s Director of Sales and developed the sales organization from the ground up into a multi-discipline team comprising of account management, inside sales, business development, customer success, sales support, pre-sales engineering, and contract management. Copeland has also been instrumental in the company’s growth initiatives, including its acquisition of Servint in 2018.

Copeland has over 25 years of experience working in the information technology and services industry. Prior to joining Leaseweb USA, he spent ten years at Verizon Business where he held various sales leadership and account management roles. Earlier in his career, he worked for a printed circuit board company where he was responsible for process engineering, production management and customer technical support.

Copeland received a Bachler of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

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