Blue.cloud Appoints Former Slalom Managing Director, Koray Ozcubukcu, as First COO
Veteran technology leader will drive growth across Blue.cloud’s sales and delivery teams, leading operations-focused initiatives
Blue.cloud, a digital transformation company and global leader in cloud-only solutions today announced the appointment of Koray Ozcubukcu as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment comes after 185% YoY revenue growth in 2021, along with a recent private equity investment from Hudson Hill Capital, and will be integral to Blue.cloud’s 2022 global growth initiatives.
In this newly created role, Ozcubukcu will contribute to Blue.cloud’s strategic growth and innovation plans by leading the global sales and delivery teams and improving internal business processes and systems. Ozcubukcu joins Blue.cloud from Slalom, where he served as Managing Director, leading business development and consulting delivery for several Fortune 500 enterprises.
Ozcubukcu brings a sharp business acumen to Blue.cloud with over thirty years of senior-level consulting and technology experience – engaging in every aspect of the information technology field. In his new role as COO, Ozcubukcu will build upon Blue.cloud’s existing client roster of Fortune 1000 companies while spearheading global expansion efforts. Ozcubukcu will also work closely with Blue.cloud’s Chief Financial Officer, Brian Alvarez, on strategic growth initiatives as the business continues to expand and aims to reach an $80 million run-rate by end of the year.
“With exceptional operational leadership and proven expertise in the technology space, we are thrilled to welcome Koray aboard as we continue to improve our business trajectory,” commented Kerem Koca, Co-CEO and Co-founder of Blue.cloud. “We are confident that Koray’s unique insight into both startup and large enterprise needs will help Blue.cloud scale to meet the global demand for digital transformation services during this next phase of growth.”
“Blue.cloud is pleased to welcome Koray after a successful track record at one of the leading global technology consulting firms focused on business transformation,” said Praveen Ramineni, Co-CEO and Co-founder of Blue.cloud. “We look forward to Koray’s leadership in implementing strategic operational initiatives to ensure continued success and profitability for Blue.cloud.”
“The IT industry requires a dynamic combination of people skills, creativity, and applied science to help clients operate and compete in the marketplace and Blue.cloud is truly the trifecta,” said Koray Ozcubukcu. “Blue.cloud’s implementation capabilities make them well positioned to deliver transformative cloud solutions that impact growth and differentiated customer experience for its clients. I am excited to partner with Kerem and the team as we move the business forward.”