As EVP of CloudOps and Corporate Development, Aric directs Pythian’s services that enable customers to better manage their mix of legacy and cloud components in an automated environment. He also focuses on Pythian’s growth strategy, leveraging deep Google relationships and significant wins for Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to Pythian, Aric led Agosto, an award-winning Google Cloud Premier Partner, which was acquired by Mill Point Capital and Pythian in 2020. Before Agosto, Aric was the Vice President of Techies, the commercial spinout of Geek Squad. Aric is a serial entrepreneur with a history of building valuable companies.
Outside of his work role, Aric’s been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, teaching a course on leveraging cloud-based apps to advance global health research. Aric holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas.
Aric is a father of two, a guitar player, and can often be found outdoors with his boxer/husky rescue dog.