CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ January 8, 2014 – Net Access, a leading colocation, cloud, and managed services provider in the New York metropolitan region, announced today the appointment of Raul K. Martynek as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Martynek is assuming the role of CEO as Blake Ellman who has served as the company’s CEO and Co-Founder since 1995 will be transitioning into a new role as the company’s Chief Technology Officer heading up product development.
"The time was right to bring on someone from the outside and make the transition from a founder run company to an executive with a diverse background in growing technology businesses. Raul has a proven track record of success in our industry and we are confident that under his leadership Net Access will continue to the next stage of growth and development." said Blake Ellman, Founding CEO of Net Access. "My passion when I started this company was working with new technology, and by bringing on Raul, I’m excited to be able to focus 100 percent of my time towards developing and managing our products and services portfolio which is crucial to our continued long term success. We just closed out our best year ever, and with the business needs expanding at such a rapid pace bringing on Raul at this point is the perfect time to complete this transition."
Alex Rubenstein, Co-Founder and COO added, "The advanced technology and efficiency of the data centers we have developed in New Jersey are unmatched within the region and with Raul joining the team we are primed for explosive growth."
"I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to join the Net Access team. They have built a tremendous platform and have a very strong presence in one of the most important regions of the country. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to leverage my experiences to grow our sales and expand the services portfolio to the broader NY/NJ enterprise marketplace." said Mr. Martynek.
Mr. Martynek has a broad background in managing and growing telecommunications and hosting companies over the last 20 years. Mr. Martynek was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Voxel dot Net, Inc., a NYC based managed hosting company that was acquired by Internap Network Services Corp. (NASDAQ: INAP) in January 2012. Prior to Voxel, Mr. Martynek served as the Chief Executive Officer of Smart Telecom Co., a Dublin, Ireland based fiber carrier, from January 2009 to December 2009. Prior to Smart Telecom, Mr. Martynek was President and Chief Executive Officer of InfoHighway Communications Corporation, a facilities based Northeast communications carrier, from November 2003 to July 2007. InfoHighway Communications was acquired by Broadview Networks in May of 2007. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Eureka Networks from March 1998 to November 2003.
About Net Access
Net Access is an industry leading provider of colocation, cloud, and managed services, delivering secure, reliable, and flexible solutions designed to meet the diverse and growing needs of our customers. Net Access' data centers allow its customers to focus on their core strengths, without the need to operate the underlying infrastructure, providing technology solutions for small businesses and global enterprises alike. For more information, please visit http://www.nac.net.