Geek of the Week: Vern Hanzlik

After a short hiatus we are bringing back out geek of the week feature with an exciting new cloud geek. This week’s geek of the week is Vern Hanzlik, the executive vice president and general manager at Qumu.

Just to give a little context for those not yet familiar with this series: early this year, the CloudWedge team launched a feature called Geek of the Week. In this feature we award the prestigious honor of ‘Geek of the Week’ to someone from our news posts of that week we feel have done something that deserves special mention or praise. This is either directly through their actions or those of their companies. This award is a certification of honor as the receiver is considered to be a ‘cloud leader.’

We quoted Vern earlier this week in relation to Qumu’s latest move into IBM’s cloud marketplace. This is not the lonely big news for Qumu, as they also announced their Q3 financial results with boasted some impressive results. These include: contracted customer commitments for 2014 increased 75%, and software increased 34%, both compared with the third quarter of 2013. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2014, revenue grew 34% compared with the same period in 2013. Contracted commitments for the recent September year to date period totaled $28.3 million compared to $11.6 million in the comparable period last year.

Prior to his current role, Vern worked He has nearly 20 years’ experience in a wide range of positions. Some of these include: senior vice president of Rimage,  his current role, e results. ced theirr umu’n;t  lot more to the story. are at a stage that this is no longer the case.president of the EMEA at TEAM Informatics, chief marketing officer of Sajan, a number of roles building up to chief executive officer at Stellent.

Vern graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

It has been reported that ‘Vern is an avid outdoorsman. He spends much of his time hunting, hiking, fishing, and taking long trips on his boat.’