Proxios is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and provides IT as a Service (ITaaS). As a pioneer in cloud computing beginning in 1999, we have proven knowledge and experience to move customer infrastructures to the cloud. This enables companies to focus on driving real business value from the applications that help run a business, rather than the details about the IT infrastructure.
Proxios provides a wide range of cloud services to our customers throughout the United States and Canada including telephony and collaboration, business virtual desktops, and application hosting.
Frank Butler founded Proxios in 1999 to deliver cloud-based IT services in the same manner that utility companies deliver electricity or water. For over 16 years Proxios, has been delivering its “IT as a Service” solution to small and mid-size businesses throughout the region. Prior to forming Proxios, Frank was the founder and President of Information Technologies, an IT consulting company which quickly grew and was named to Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies. Frank received his degrees from University of Richmond, the University of New Hampshire and Virginia Commonwealth University. Frank is an accomplished poet and mountain climber, and is an active volunteer in community programs.
Steve joined the firm in October, 2012 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Steve served for six years as President of Tridium Inc., the market leader in middleware for the intelligent building industry. His leadership experience also includes general management for an Internet appliance business for Tyco Fire & Security, and the Vice President of Systems and Services for Andover Controls, now a business unit of Schneider Electric. Steve is a graduate of Cornell University in electrical engineering. Steve enjoys golf and skiing, and is active politically.
Patrick is Vice-President of Solutions Engineering, with responsibility for defining the IT service requirements for each new client. Patrick started his career at Proxios in 2006 as a System Administrator. During his tenure, Patrick has managed the Service Desk, performed project and account management roles, and most recently performed the role of VP of Operations. Patrick graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems. Outside of work, Patrick spends his time with his wife and children, fishing, golfing, and enjoying local events in and around Richmond.
Michael is Vice President of Business Development and delivers consistent results through key account development, relationship building and an engagement strategy designed specifically for IT as a Service. Michael has extensive IT experience in the areas of consulting, risk management, cyber security and agile development. Michael is a founding board member of Sunshine Ballpark in Fredericksburg, an advisor for the University of Mary Washington Honor Leadership and Service board, and a Coach and Youth advisor for the Special Olympics. In his spare time, Michael is an Ironman 140.6 distance triathlete, water-skier and pianist.
Jason brings over 20 years of technology implementation leadership to Proxios as its Vice President of Operations. Previously, Jason was Director of IT at Capital One where he transformed the Infrastructure division to an agile environment through team and leadership coaching and mentoring. He has also held key leadership positions at law firms and credit unions where he has delivered on numerous critical projects. Jason enjoys being outside with his wife and 3 children, mountain biking and volunteering at the elementary school where he attended as a child.
As Director of Customer Service, John brings 17 years of experience from Capital One, where he led multiple teams in providing 24×7 incident management and application support for Big Data platforms and Enterprise Data Warehouses. John’s experience also includes data warehousing software development for Ab Initio, Oracle and Business Data Services. A Computer Science graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University, John is an avid audiophile, surfer, a Bikram yoga practitioner and our resident comedian.
Carl is the Chief Financial Officer and brings over 25 years of experience in helping entrepreneurial firms reach their financial and strategic objectives. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in accounting, Carl’s career was spent assisting early stage companies with high growth potential via the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Ernst & Whitney, Virginia Ventures Corporation, the Database Solutions Company and Smither & Company. In 2001, Carl founded NBI Advisors, a consulting firm providing capital acquisition, CFO and strategy planning services to entrepreneurs. Carl enjoys many sports and he possesses a keen, satirical wit which serves as a welcome contrast to the cut and dry world of finance.