Carrie serves as Executive Vice President for Nexcess, a Managed Applications Hosting company and a Liquid Web brand. Carrie’s background has given her a unique perspective on how to bring exceptional products and services to disruptive markets. During her 25 + years of experience in healthcare, technology, telecom, hosting, and cloud services, she has served as Chief Operating Officer of Liquid Web and has held transformational IT leadership positions at Cbeyond, AT&T, BellSouth, MCI Communications and Accenture. Spending time across organizations leading IT strategy, M&A, operations, systems development, and program management has made Carrie passionate about providing customers with exactly what they’re looking for, developing products, services and holistic solutions for entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and digital agencies building their business on the Web.
Carrie holds a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing & Finance from Trinity University.
VP of Product
Chris Lema is the Vice President of Products at Nexcess, a Liquid Web brand. While in the same role at Liquid Web, he created the world's first Managed WooCommerce hosting product and introduced visual comparisons for plugin updates to the WordPress community. A sought after public speaker and influencer in the open source community, Chris has worked with hundreds of startups to help them with product strategy, product development, and product marketing. Chris spent almost a decade at Emphasis Software building enterprise SaaS products for the housing, finance, and real estate industries. Before that, he led startup teams to create SaaS products in the automotive and telecommunications industries - while at AutoTradeCenter, Quantumshift and ICE Wireless.
Chris began his career 25 years ago at Berkeley National Lab, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley.