Veeya Adds Key Executive Talent
to Accelerate Growth
On the heels of its tenth anniversary, the tech company hires Ward Huseth as Chief Operating Officer
Tempe, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2020) — Veeya, a new kind of services provider focused on simplifying business for schools, churches and adult care providers through right-sized cloud, network and security services, announces strategic hires after steady growth. Currently in its tenth year, Veeya has retained its startup culture and is making an impact on communities through smart technology implementation and services. The company welcomes two seasoned executives to help lead the next stages of growth. Ward Huseth joins the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Scott Harris was brought on board as Vice President Customer Success.
“Our company has a heart for the people who power our communities,” says Frank Gartland, CEO of Veeya. “Schools educate our kids, churches nurture our souls and adult care centers help seniors find dignity and grace. These organizations are vital to communities. Unfortunately, traditional ‘IT’ companies don’t understand how different these organizations are from corporate environments. We do. It’s clear there’s a real need for what we provide–and how we provide it. As we start 2020 and consider plans for a new decade, we’re humbled that two powerhouse executives like Ward and Scott are joining our mission. Finding two people so focused on helping change lives and transform communities is a blessing we didn’t expect. This year is going to be a blast.”
Huseth has over 20 years of financial and operational expertise that aligns directly with the people Veeya serves. He comes to Veeya from National Education Partners and previously served as the CFO of Great Hearts Academies and the Charter School Growth Fund after executive roles at Knowledge Learning Corp and eCollege. Huseth has an established track-record of scaling education organizations, developing teams that leverage technology to deliver a superior customer experience for multi-site, geographically dispersed enterprises. His business acumen and knowledge of K-12 and Higher Education are invaluable to Veeya and its customers.
“I’m inspired by the opportunity to serve others who are having such a positive impact on the communities they serve,” says Huseth. “Most of my career has been centered around growing organizations to provide more access to quality education. From those experiences, I know how critical a role technology and security play. What excites me about Veeya is that I can help even more organizations pursue their noble missions without having to worry about scaling their technology solutions. Veeya’s purpose is special and necessary – and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Scott Harris will serve as VP Customer Success. Harris has spent the last seven years in the Seattle area helping venture-backed software companies, Porch, PushPay, and DreamBox Learning, to scale through healthy customer relationships. While Veeya is excited about Harris’ experience growing businesses, it’s the approach he developed while an executive pastor at Christ Church of the Valley (CCV) that makes him a perfect fit from a culture perspective. His ability to lead and coach people on process and relationship-building will provide the perfect complement to Veeya’s growth plans.
Veeya is on a strong growth path and this new leadership is expected to accelerate the trend, especially in Arizona, Texas and neighboring states. There is sure to be more momentum from the company in 2020. Veeya is currently hiring, and looking for high-energy people who want a career helping others through technology. Learn more here: https://theveeya.com/careers/.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Veeya is a unique Managed Service Provider (MSP) that serves schools, churches and adult care facilities with right-sized cloud, network and security services. Rather than merely providing “traditional IT,” the company simplifies the way people work and helps them get more done with less. Veeya currently serves around 70 customer locations in Arizona and Texas, and is on a mission to help even more “life-changers” impact others.