Rackspace names Taylor Rhodes president

Rackspace(s rax), which has been short a president since Lew Moorman stepped down in July, has named Taylor Rhodes, a company veteran, to that position.

Rhodes has been with the company since 2007 and was most recently chief customer officer (CCO). Before that, he was senior vice president and managing director of Rackspace International, the company said in a statement announcing his appointment.

“Taylor is a proven operational veteran with outstanding strategic and leadership skills,” Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said in a statement.

Rackspace, based in San Antonio, Texas, provides managed hosting services and increasingly private and public cloud services based on OpenStack.  As such it’s managing a tricky transition to cloud at a time when Amazon Web Services'(s amzn) cloud business is growing like gangbusters.