phData Names Michael Cleveland as Chief Operating Officer

Press Release ( - Minneapolis, MN - Jan 09, 2017 - phData, the global leader in Big Data consulting and managed services, today announced the appointment of Michael Cleveland as its new Chief Operating Officer, a new position within phData, effective immediately.  Cleveland was most recently the Director of Strategy and Business Transformation at BIAS Corporation.  He will report directly to Mac Noland, CEO of phData.

“Cleveland has proven his ability as a leader,” stated Noland.  “His knowledge, experience, and focus on operational excellence will ensure phData continues to be the best in the industry.”

In his role as COO, Cleveland will have responsibility for all strategic and day-to-day operations at phData.  Moreover, Cleveland will help foster phData’s partner network and provide support for all vendor relationships.

“We believe Michael will take phData to the next level,” stated phData President Brock Noland. “He brings a wealth of relevant experience to our team and will help position us for long-term sustainable and profitable growth.”

For the past 4 years, Cleveland played a key role for a $100M Oracle product and consulting company.  In his role, he developed and implemented operational procedures and strategic initiatives for the consulting, sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting teams.  He was also responsible for organizational design, reporting of corporate KPIs and the development of new growth strategies.  Prior to that, he was a Managing Consultant for IBM Global Business Services where he focused primarily on process improvement and global software development engagements.

“I am very excited by this opportunity,” said Cleveland.  “phData is a fast growing company and I’m looking forward to accelerating that growth.”

About phData, Inc.

phData is a Big Data consulting and managed services firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  phData is the premier provider of Hadoop implementation in the Upper Midwest and has provided expert guidance to businesses, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, to leverage their big data.  phData’s managed service offering specializes in developing, implementing and maintaining turnkey, comprehensive solutions which meets the needs of ever changing organizations.  For more information visit:

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Media Contact:

Brock Noland

Source : phData, Inc.

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