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Stratosphere Networks Executive Becomes Member of IT Industry Leadership Group

President and COO Kevin Rubin joins leadership team of CompTIA Managed Services Community

CHICAGO - Stratosphere Networks, an IT managed service provider based in Chicago, announced today that its president and COO, Kevin Rubin, has been named executive council member of an IT industry leadership group.

Rubin is now an executive council member of the CompTIA Managed Services Community, a group of industry leaders that run the gamut from managed service providers (MSPs) to managed service vendors to IT industry thought leaders. We're all working together to advance the managed IT services industry through the promotion of best practices, the development of tools and templates and the refining of educational tracks for MSPs. The group also provides guidance and leadership on the programs, education and research offered by CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry.

"I'm honored to join the executive council of the CompTIA Managed Services Community," Rubin said. "I'm looking forward to working with other members of the group to drive advancement in the managed IT services industry."

Rubin co-founded Stratosphere Networks with the company's CEO, Steve Melchiorre. Before starting Stratosphere Networks, he and Melchiorre launched Converged Communication Systems, which provides best-in-class telephony/unified communications solutions for businesses of all sizes nationwide. Rubin has been named one of the Top People in Managed Services by MSPmentor with the MSPmentor 250 award. He holds a bachelor of business administration, marketing and finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He has also earned technical engineering certifications from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Avaya.

"Kevin's start in the telecom world and years in managed services give him a unique perspective that will greatly benefit the Managed Services Community," said CompTIA's Lisa Person.

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