Horizon Private Cloud
Horizon Private Cloud (HPC) is an on-demand technology solutions provider for enterprises of all sizes delivering hosted virtual desktops. A division of Horizon Technology, HPC delivers consistent desktop experiences across multiple endpoint devices anywhere an internet connection is available. We provide our unique vDesktop hosted virtual desktops around the globe as well as managed services for help desk, off site back up, and disaster recovery.
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About Horizon Technology
- 5 International Offices
- 2 SAS 70 Type II Data Centers
- ISO 9001 Certified
- Profitable since 1995
- 80% of Horizon Employees Recommend as a Great Work Place
- Microsoft SPLA and Hosting Partner
- Citrix CSP White Label Partner
- DaaS Services Experience since 2009
Kurt Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Technology and Horizon Private Cloud, Kurt Johnson is responsible for establishing and implementing the company vision, advancing the practice and acceptance of the company's core values and managing the execution of strategic plans created to identify key new market segments and supplier business opportunities.
Johnson founded Horizon Technology in 1996 and successfully guided the company to ten years of consistent growth and profitability. He has been instrumental in building Horizon Technology into one of the industry's leading independent distributors of storage and LCD products. With over 16 years in the electronics distribution industry, Johnson transformed Horizon from a narrowly-focused service organization dedicated to refurbishing PCs into a globally-recognized independent distributor representing some of the world's largest OEMs.
Under his leadership, Horizon Technology established a new U.S. headquarters, achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, and opened four new offices in Asia and the U.S. to support key customers and give the company a strong presence in some of the industry's top markets. For the past two years Horizon has been named to the Top 10 Global Independent Distributors list for both Electronics Supply & Manufacturing and Purchasing magazines.
Johnson was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2005.
Prior to founding Horizon Technology, Johnson served as Vice President of Sales for Emerald Components, where he developed and led a business unit focused on the sale of electronic components.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.
Robert Christiansen, General Manager
Robert Christiansen is a 30 year veteran of the technology industry serving in key leadership positions for most of his career. As GM of Horizon Private Cloud, Robert is responsible for the day to day operation and guidance of HPC, advancing the practice and acceptance of the company’s core values, recruiting & developing of staff, and creating & implementing strategic IT plans. Mr. Christiansen joins Horizon from ARM iNSIGHT, a loyalty and rewards provider to the prepaid debit card market. Prior to ARM iNSIGHT, Mr. Christiansen was co-founder of Bank Freedom, a VISA and MasterCard prepaid debit card provider. While at Bank Freedom he served as COO, CTO, and EVP of New Business Development. .
Prior to joining Bank Freedom, Mr. Christiansen operated several successful Internet retail operations (as both owner and consultant) from 2002 – 2006. In 1999, Mr. Christiansen launched the Southern California operations of All Covered, Inc, a professional consulting company focused on small business technology services. Mr. Christiansen went on to manage the western region of All Covered and was instrumental in developing the repeatable success of the business model. From 1987 to 1998 Mr. Christiansen held various positions at Artios Corp including VP of Consulting Services and Manager of R&D of software development for the international paper industry.
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