Magenic, a Minneapolis-headquartered IT consulting firm, has hired experienced cloud consultant Dustin Kangas as its first chief cloud technology officer. He will be based in Denver.
Kangas brings over 20 years of leadership and architecture experience to the role, where he will be tasked with overseeing and advancing the firm’s cloud transformation offering. He will work alongside Magenic’s longtime CTO Rocky Lhotka, who will now focus his full attention on growing the company’s software application development business.
Kangas joins Magnetic from the Denver office of IT consulting giant CGI, where he spent the last 18 years and most recently served as a director. While at CGI, Kangas led numerous client engagements across application development and cloud transformation, working extensively with the popular AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud platforms.“There are plenty of techies out there who live and breathe cloud computing,” said Greg Frankenfield, CEO of Magenic. “While Dustin is certainly one of them, his expertise is much deeper and broader and includes developing, consulting, selling, and leading. Dustin complements his technology savvy with a business perspective that sets him apart in this industry and that will drive success for our clients.”
Magenic’s cloud division helps clients optimize their infrastructure via public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, while also delivering custom, cloud-native application development services.
The firm was founded in 1995 and delivers technology consulting to clients in the professional services, financial services, retail, and healthcare industries. Magenic offers services and solutions in software development, cloud, quality engineering, DevOps, experience design, data & integration, and advisory. The firm’s advisory offering covers business analysis, project management, and cybersecurity assessment and training.
Magenic has US offices in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Irvine, CA, as well as an international office in the Philippines.
“I’m really thrilled to now be part of the Magenic team,” Kangas said. “The firm has an outstanding reputation for application and software development, and it is primed to make its mark in cloud computing as well. I’m eager to help it do that.”