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Matt Leonard

Engineering and Product Commercialisation Director at CenturyLink


Matt is responsible for leading product commercialisation globally and pre-sales engineering team in EMEA. As a product strategist, Matt has designed and launched business public cloud services using Xen via Tata Communications’ InstaCompute, enterprise private cloud services using VMware via Savvis’ Virtual Intelligent Hosting and bare metal managed hosting via Savvis’ Foundation Hosting. More recently, Matt was responsible for leading the product commercialisation for CenturyLink Cloud.

Prior to his current role, Matt worked for GTE, Qwest, Savvis, Parallels and Tata Communications where he held a variety of different leadership roles in the product sector. Matt has also had previous international business experience living in Oslo, Norway supporting the EMEA region with Savvis and developing cloud solutions around the unique needs of Asian businesses for Tata Communications.

Matt has over 20 years of technology product management, sales, business development, and sales engineering experience with a focus on growing revenue and increasing the productivity of large sales organisations.

Matt has a BSEE, Electrical Engineering speciality in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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