Friday Sep 29, 2017

""Becoming a CEO, Tier3 to AstrumU, and some things learned along the way!"

Adam Wray

CEO and Founder AstrumU, Bellevue

Introduced by: Kaj Pedersen

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Adam’s talk today will discuss the growth and success of Tier 3, the company he was CEO of from 2010 to 2013, and how they positioned thecompany for the acquisition by CenturyLink Communications in November 2013. He will also discuss his more recent endeavors with some points and picked up and applied in more recent outcomes.

About the Speaker

Adam Wray is an Enterprise focused technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience, including CEO, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Product Development and Strategy leadership roles. Led businesses across many different life cycles, including startups, turnarounds and public company divisions. Experience across enterprise platforms (IaaS, PaaS, DbaaS, & SaaS); Software and Consulting; specializing in Big Data Solutions and Machine Learning. He has built, advised and sold companies across all stages.

Adam is presently the CEO and Founder of AstrumU, a Machine Learning company focused on quantifying the value of Higher Education through data. From 2015 to 2017 he was the CEO and President of Basho Technologies of Bellevue. Previously he was the CEO and Chairman of Tier 3 from 2010 to 2013, taking a small start-up and building it into a leading Global Enterprise Cloud Platform across multiple countries & continents. In Nov 2013 CenturyLink acquired Tier 3 for a strategic nine figure valuation that was a highly successful outcome for all parties involved!

Adam is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.