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Since its launch in 1999, PEER 1 Hosting has grown into one of the world's leading hosting providers. We got here by delivering the kind of exceptional service that gets noticed. And this level of service starts with exceptional people – from those on the frontline to our leadership.

Leadership Team

Gary Sherlock
President and CEO
Gary Sherlock
President and CEO

Gary Sherlock joined PEER 1 Hosting as its Chief Financial Officer in April 2006. In December 2013, Gary was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Gary spent 14 years at BC Hydro before arriving at PEER 1 Hosting. There, he served as the director of finance, distribution line of business. Gary is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with 20 years of experience in executive positions in both corporate and operational roles in a multi-billion dollar environment. Gary graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina.

Sheila Bouman
Chief People and Performance Officer
Sheila Bouman
Chief People and Performance Officer

Sheila Bouman is responsible for leading PEER 1 Hosting's efforts to ensure that our people are engaged, committed, and contributing their best to ensure that PEER 1 Hosting becomes the most human Internet hosting company in the world. As Chief People and Performance Officer, Sheila will be a strategic partner to the PEER 1 Hosting leadership team, and in an operational management role she will define and execute people plans that support the peer's vision, culture, and strategic priorities. Prior to joining PEER 1 Hosting in 2012, Sheila spent the last fourteen years providing consulting services to leaders and their teams on how to align the contribution of their people to the company's goals, specifically during times of change. As co-founder of Navigo Consulting and Coaching, Sheila and her team have worked closely with PEER 1 Hosting since 2009. Committed to community service, Sheila has served on several non-profit boards and committees and in 2011, completed one term elected as a Trustee for the Board of Education. Sheila graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education and is a certified executive coach.

Robert Miggins
SVP, Business Development
Robert Miggins
SVP, Business Development

Robert Miggins is the senior vice president of business development for PEER 1 Hosting. He has worked for more than 10 years in IT infrastructure, with all aspects of the industry including sales, marketing, product development, and operations. Robert has been with PEER 1 for more than four years and is responsible for developing the company's product roadmap, strategic partnerships, and customer loyalty initiatives. He also heads up PEER 1 Hosting’s programs targeting vertical markets, such as SaaS and hosting resellers. Prior to holding his current position, Robert was the vice president of ServerBeach, where he led sales, marketing, tech support and operations for the dedicated hosting company. Prior to ServerBeach, Robert worked for four years at Rackspace, holding roles such as vice president of sales, vice president of product management and general manager of Rackspace UK. Robert received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Ted Smith
SVP, Operations
Ted Smith
SVP, Operations

Ted Smith joined PEER 1 Hosting in October 2005 as Vice President of the Managed Hosting division. In 2007, he became Vice President of Operations and following the June 30, 2008 fiscal year end, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations. He is currently responsible for all IT hosting operations for PEER 1 Hosting, drawing on his experience in a variety of operational roles in the hosting and network business. His past roles include overseeing three datacenters as the AVP of operations for Interland, and building a national OC3 IP network for Hostcentric Dedicated Hosting in his role as vice president of network engineering. Ted also served as CTO at Maxim Computer Systems where he helped to develop the co-location and dedicated hosting products, designed the datacenter and network operations centers, and built the support team. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Mathematics from Michigan State University.

Dominic Monkhouse
SVP Customer Experience and MD EMEA
Dominic Monkhouse
SVP Customer Experience and MD EMEA

Dominic Monkhouse joined PEER 1 Hosting as managing director of the company's new UK operations in January, 2009, bringing more than 14 years of IT industry experience to the team. Dominic is the key executive responsible for building and growing PEER 1 Hosting's expansion into Europe. In his role as managing director, Dominic is responsible for sales, marketing and service delivery across PEER 1 Hosting's UK business and ensuring overall customer satisfaction. His role is integral to the company's continued commitment to customer service. Before joining PEER 1 Hosting, Dominic served as managing director of IT Lab, where he was able to quickly transform the company into the fastest growing IT service provider in the UK SME market. Prior to IT Lab, he was managing director of Rackspace, which grew from a staff of four to 150 under his guidance. Dominic has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Food Marketing from Newcastle University and a MBA from Sheffield Business School in the UK. Dominic frequently participates in public speaking events on the topic of creating great places to work and achieving continuous client satisfaction. He also is involved as a judge of the Sunday Times Customer Experience Awards.

Ryan Murphey
VP, Datacenter Operations
Ryan Murphey
VP, Datacenter Operations

With more than 13 years of experience in datacenter management and customer service management within the hosting and network industry, Ryan Murphey currently directs the design, budget and capacity planning for PEER 1 Hosting's 16 datacenters across the United States and Canada. Prior to his current position with PEER 1 Hosting, Ryan was the director of operations for ServerBeach. His responsibilities included the design and supervision of the build out of multiple datacenters across the US, management of the datacenter operations teams and management of product engineering within ServerBeach. For seven years prior to joining PEER 1 Hosting, Ryan owned a private technology consulting firm specializing in the design, installation and support of local and wide area networks, managing associated connectivity, security aspects and disaster recovery.

Tim Varma
VP, Product Development
Tim Varma
VP, Product Development

Tim Varma has worked in the hosting industry for over a decade. In his current position as VP, Product Development, Tim manages all aspects of PEER 1 Hostings's product portfolio life cycle, from product conception to go to market strategies. Tim is responsible for maintaining all the company's product lines which include Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Colocation and Cloud Hosting services. During his time at PEER 1 Hosting, Tim has played a key role in creating and managing the company's strategic and tactical roadmaps, establishing key partnerships and championing critical growth initiatives. Before joining PEER 1 Hosting, Tim spent five years at Interland (now Web.com) working as a senior sales engineer and product manager. Prior to Tim's web hosting experience, he spent six years in several senior system engineering roles. Tim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Information Technology from the University of Georgia.

Scott Davis
Scott Davis
VP, Customer Experience
Scott Davis
Scott Davis
VP, Customer Experience

Scott Davis joined PEER 1 Hosting as Vice President, Customer Experience in August 2012. Bringing more than 25 years of global customer service experience to his role, Scott is responsible for leading a team of more than 100 front-line employees, ensuring the delivery of an exceptional experience to PEER 1 Hosting customers.

Prior to joining PEER 1 Hosting, Scott honed his customer service skills and expertise at companies both large and small, including AT&T, LexisNexis, TMP Worldwide and Sykes Enterprises.

Scott has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters. 

Jesus Lopez
Jesus Lopez
VP, North America Sales
Jesus Lopez
Jesus Lopez
VP, North America Sales

Jesus Lopez brings over 11 years of PEER 1 Hosting experience to the role of Vice President of Sales, North America. He is responsible for building and leading a high performance team that generates revenue growth, while developing positive relationships and demonstrating a true commitment to customer success. Previously, Jesus served PEER 1 Hosting as National Sales Manager for Managed Hosting, where he consistently led the Managed Team to revenue goal every month. Prior to PEER 1 Hosting, Jesus was employed by Interland and Dialtone and held the role of Sales Manager for both companies. There, his role entailed managing a sales team spanning three locations, as well as supporting product development, providing excellent customer service and managing individual and team goals. Jesus calls Miami home. When not working, his passions include his wife and three children, baseball and basketball.