PE-backed Liquid Web hires as Patel as global sales and solutions head

Liquid Web, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, has appointed Amar Patel as head of global sales and solutions. Previously, Patel worked at Rackspace where he served as vice president of global sales. Based in Lansing, Michigan, Liquid Web is a web-hosting and managed cloud-services provider.


LANSING, Mich., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Liquid Web, Inc. (, a $100 million web-hosting and managed cloud-services provider, announced today the hiring of key leader Amar Patel as Head of Global Sales & Solutions. Patel will play an integral role in the company’s San Antonio office growth, as Liquid Web also recently announced new office expansion plans in the city’s downtown tech corridor.

Patel will lead Liquid Web’s sales teams and sales operations and will be responsible for the coordination and execution of overall sales strategy. Leveraging the company’s acquisition of the Cloud Sites business unit from Rackspace in August, Patel will also assist in developing innovative solutions on this platform to better serve Liquid Web’s customer base of designers, developers and digital agencies.

Patel brings more than 13 years of technology experience to Liquid Web. Previously, he worked as vice president of global sales at Rackspace, where he successfully built the company’s sales model, strategy and execution of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Additionally, Patel has successfully led sales teams focused on AWS Managed Services for North America and also Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to Liquid Web, he served as the chief revenue officer for TenFold, where he was responsible for building the company’s entire sales, channel and service delivery organization.

“Amar Patel is a successful sales leader with a proven track record of driving global expansion and extensive, direct experience with our core audience of web-dependent professionals,” said Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “His appointment, coupled with our recent acquisition of Cloud Sites, is a testament to Liquid Web’s continued dedication to serving businesses that rely on the web and cloud, as well as the company’s vision to continue innovating products and delivering the best experience in hosting.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join Liquid Web and continue driving growth and traction amongst companies that need help running and maintaining their mission-critical web applications,” Patel said. “The company has a sound strategy backed by an incredibly experienced executive team and a world-class investment partner in Madison Dearborn Partners. With one of the highest customer Net Promoter Scores* in the world, a culture of high employee engagement and a clear vision, Liquid Web is poised to have success for years to come.”

* Q2 Net Promoter Score of 74

About Liquid Web

Liquid Web, a $100 million web hosting and cloud services provider, delivers reliable, highly-available, secure and hassle-free hosting fueled by our Heroic Support®. The company empowers its employees to go above and beyond to make life easier for professionals who create the content and commerce on the ever-changing web – so they can focus on the work they love. With over 30,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for the last 10 years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter @LiquidWeb, or read our blog posts at