Prashanth Chandrasekar has over a decade of leadership and management experience across multiple functions in technology sector.
Currently, Prashanth is Vice President & General Manager of Rackspace's high growth Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Business Unit, with end-end P&L responsibility including Strategy, Product & Engineering, Sales, Channel, Marketing, Service Delivery & Operations. He leads an organization of 200 awesome Rackers.
Previously, Prashanth was Senior Director & General Manager of Rackspace's SMB Marquee business segment (team of 105 Rackers) focused on Rackspace's fast growing, most critical and high potential SMB / mid-market customers. Prashanth joined Rackspace as Chief of Staff to the General Manager of Rackspace's SMB Business Unit.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Prashanth was a Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank, focused on providing Strategic and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advice for clients in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries. Prashanth was also a Manager at Capgemini Consulting where he managed Operations transformation engagements and consulting teams across the US.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Maine.