Mayo man heads up Cloud Services division at Arkphire

Oliver Surdival, Head of Cloud Services, Arkphire

Oliver Surdival, Head of Cloud Services, Arkphire

Irish owned IT solutions and managed services company, Arkphire, has appointed Oliver Surdival as Head of Cloud Services. The move follows Arkphire’s acquisition last year of CloudStrong, a specialist cloud solution provider which was founded by Oliver Surdival and based in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Having consolidated the CloudStrong business into a new Cloud Services division within the Arkphire Group, Surdival's latest role will see him take overall responsibility for leading Arkphire’s Cloud Services offering, including the development and execution of Arkphire’s cloud and data analytics strategy.

Paschal Naylor, CEO at Arkphire commented: “It is great to have Oliver take the helm of our newly formed Cloud business. To compete today and stay ahead tomorrow, many companies are looking to take advantage of the opportunities that both cloud technology and data analytics capabilities provide. In Oliver, we have a highly experienced industry specialist with a proven track record in building high performance teams and delivering best-in-class cloud solutions for customers.”

Surdival stated: "I'm excited to join the fantastic team in Arkphire at this important and promising time in the company’s history. Arkphire is enjoying phenomenal growth and the new Arkphire cloud services division shall act as the catalyst for the next wave of expansion within the business, taking advantage of the enormous cloud opportunity.”

Prior to founding CloudStrong in 2010, Surdival held positions as CEO at Custom Software Solutions and Head of Database Services at Boston Scientific. Originally from Castlebar, he graduated from the Athlone Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in business computing.

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