Team

Cloud South is managed by an experienced team of dedicated voice and data specialists. Each member of the team has years of experience in both voice and data applications.  The Cloud South team is available to assist you with any aspect of your Data Center and Hosting needs.

Frank S. Caruso

Frank S. Caruso

Partner/General Manager

(877) 336-7747 | frank@cloudsouth.com

 

Professional Experience

Mr. Caruso is the founder of several telecommunication startups and has spent the last 22 years in the competitive telecommunication industry in varying capacities.

From 2007-2011, Mr. Caruso served as the Founder and CEO of Sipbound Corporation, a fully integrated VoIP specialty firm. From 2004-2007, Mr. Caruso served a variety of companies as a consultant with a special emphasis on voice and data services. From 1998-2004, Mr. Caruso served as Founder, President and Chairman for USA Datanet, a telecommunication and data center provider headquartered in Syracuse, NY. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Caruso served as Founder and President of SCC Telecommunications, an Upstate New York based provider of local, long distance, wireless, Internet and data services. In 1997, SCC Telecommunications was acquired by Broadview Networks. Mr. Caruso served as Vice President of Network Operations and Sales for the company through 1998. From 1990-1993, Mr. Caruso served as Director of Alternate Channels for Frontier Communications International (RCI Long Distance) and a Senior Territory Manager for ACC Long Distance.

Education

State University of New York-Potsdam, BA in Economics

Clarkson University Entrepreneurial Program, Certification of Completion

Walt Disney School of Management, graduate


Scott Matukas

Scott Matukas

Chief Operating Officer

(877) 336-7747 | smatukas@cloudsouth.com

 

Professional Experience

Mr. Matukas has over 30 years of business experience focused on leading growth oriented companies across a diverse range of industries.  He joined the Cloud South team in August of 2018 and serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Cloud South Mr. Matukas served as CEO of Virtucom Group a content marketing firm 2015-2018, CFO of Byrne Dairy a large Northeast based dairy processor 2010-2015, Co-Founder and President of Digital Vertical a search and social media company 2009-2015, President of USA Datanet a telecommunication and data center provider 2005 – 2008, CFO of Broadview Networks a leading competitive local exchange Company from 1997-2005. Broadview Networks acquired SCC Telecommunications in 1997.   CFO of SCC Telecommunications from 1996-1997. Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers 1988-1996.

Mr. Matukas has served on a number of for profit and not for profit boards and currently serves on the board of BESTPASS a national leader in managing commercial tolling, Upstate Hospital Foundation and his alma matter Le Moyne College.

Education

Le Moyne College, BS in Accounting

Professional Affiliations and Ceritifications

New York State licensed CPA and Hubspot certifications in Inbound Marketing and Content Marketing

 


 

Steven Cain

Steven Cain

Director of Facilities Operations

(877) 336-7747 | scain@cloudsouth.com

 

Professional Experience

From 2014 – present, Mr. Cain has served as Director of Facilities and Operations for Cloud South. He is responsible for the network infrastructure, server delivery, and facilities. From 1999 – 2013, Mr. Cain designed, developed, and maintained mission critical telecommunications applications for Champion Communications. He delivered reliable, fault-tolerant services for their customers. From 1997 – 1999, Mr. Cain worked at PCS Telecom developing a telephone switch calling card platform with installations in the US, Hong Kong, Kuwait, and Australia.

Education

Florida Atlantic University, BS in Computer Science


Jen B.

Jennifer Brunea

Customer Service Manager

(877) 336-7747 | billing@cloudsouth.com

 

Professional Experience

From 2013 – present, Ms. Brunea has handled billing issues, SPAM complaints, AUP violations, and order processing for Cloud South. From 1990 – 2013, Jen was an Office Manager, Media Buyer, Customer Server Manager, and Quality Control Manager for Filer’s PowerSports and Origin Management.

Education

State University of New York-Brockport, BA in Communications


 

Jennifer Leach

Jennifer Leach

Marketing Manager

(239) 601-1119 | JenniferLeach06@comcast.net

 

Professional Experience

Ms. Leach has led the marketing efforts of numerous companies including over ten years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She now consults with business owners to help develop their brands, attract new clients and maximize customer satisfaction in order to retain current ones.

From 2004-2014 Ms. Leach was owner of Naples Shutter, Inc. in Naples, Florida. From 1999-2003 she served as Vice President-Marketing and later Director of E-Commerce for USA Datanet. From 1997-1999 Ms. Leach acted as Marketing Manager for SCC Telecommunications. From 1994-1996 she was Marketing Analyst for CGI Long Distance.

Education

Wichita State University, MBA in Business Administration, BBA in Business Administration & Economics

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Inbound Marketing Certification, HubSpot


Lee Hartigan

Facility Engineer Level 3

(877) 336-7747 | lhartigan@cloudsouth.com

 


Christian Rodriguez

Facility Engineer Level 1

(877) 336-7747 | jperez@cloudsouth.com

Professional Experience

Mr. Rodriguez has partnered with Cloud South for about 2 years. Mr. Rodriguez is  responsible for engineering and troubleshooting servers to our upmost standards.

Education

Palm Beach State College, A.S in Network Administration

 


Joseph Upthegrove

Facility Engineer Level 1

(877) 336-7747 | jupthegrove@cloudsouth.com

Professional Experience

Mr. Upthegrove has been providing maintenance and installation/configuration of data center information systems since 2009. He provides desktop support for server hardware and software issues for the entire customer base of approximately two thousand servers; utilizing a web-based ticket system and customer support via phone.

Mr. Upthegrove worked 2 years for Palm Beach County Information Systems Services, installing countywide unified communications with the Unify platform VoIP system.

Education

Palm Beach State College, Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Information Technology: Database Administration

 


Alex Delgado

Facility Engineer Level 3

(877) 336-7747 | adelgado@cloudsouth.com

Professional Experience

Over twenty-four years work experience in Information Technology, with three years of teaching software applications and programming languages.

Having worked in a wide range of industries including, Data Centers, Satellite Communications, and Entire Country Communications Systems. Mr. Delgado has worked and done deployments in various parts of the U.S. as well as other countries including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Germany, and Holland.

Education

Florida Keys Community Collage, Associates in Computer Science New Horizons Ft. Myers, FL New Horizons Miami, Fl


Hannia Calixte

Facility Engineer Level 1

(877) 336-7747 | hcalixte@cloudsouth.com

 


 

 

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