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Summit Welcomes Smith Yewell as New Board Member

Summit, a leading provider of secure cloud and IT infrastructure solutions, is excited to announce the appointment of Smith Yewell to its Board of Directors. Yewell, a distinguished entrepreneur and d...

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.: Summit, a leading provider of secure cloud and IT infrastructure solutions, is excited to announce the appointment of Smith Yewell to its Board of Directors. Yewell, a distinguished entrepreneur and decorated veteran, brings a wealth of experience and accolades to Summit, further strengthening Summit’s position as a key player in cloud infrastructure solutions.

Smith Yewell is a Co-Founder, former CEO, and current Board Member of Welocalize, a provider of innovative translation and localization solutions to help global brands to grow and reach audiences around the world. Welocalize has grown considerably through organic expansion and acquisitions and continues to expand its services and global footprint.

Smith Yewell is highly regarded for his exceptional track record in business leadership and innovation. As a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Yewell has demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial spirit. His leadership has been recognized multiple times with the Inc. 5000 award, celebrating the fastest-growing private companies in America, and the “Technology Fast 50” award, underscoring his significant contributions to the tech sector. Additionally, Welocalize was honored with the “Best Employers in Localization” Award in 2022, highlighting Yewell’s ability to drive businesses to the forefront of their field.

Beyond his business achievements, Yewell has served with distinction in the military, being awarded the United States’ Army Bronze Star for his service during Operation Desert Storm. This experience has imbued him with a deep sense of commitment and leadership, qualities that are invaluable to Summit’s mission.

“A strong business model is key to success, but so is a strong culture,” said Smith Yewell. “I am excited to join the Summit board of directors because they have both, and this combination will certainly propel Summit to the top of their industry.”

Summit, with over 15 years of experience, specializes in delivering secure, scalable cloud solutions. Summit is committed to providing IT solutions that are tailored to the evolving needs of growing businesses, enabling secure and efficient remote access to critical workloads. With a focus on innovation and expert-driven service, Summit operates multiple Data Centers globally and offers 24/7/365 support to ensure clients' operations are always on and always secure.

The addition of Smith Yewell to the Summit Board is expected to strengthen the company’s vision of bringing cutting-edge cloud solutions to businesses, enhancing digital transformation and operational efficiency. His expertise aligns well with Summit's commitment to driving innovation in cloud technology while maintaining the highest standards of security and service.

“I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Smith before he joined the board. His guidance has been invaluable as we grow Summit together,” said Warren Patterson, CEO of Summit. “I welcome him to the board, confident that his operational knowledge and strategic insights will be immensely valuable in our continued growth and pursuit of excellence.”

Summit is backed by Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity firm based in Evanston, IL, specializing in investments in service businesses in the lower middle market. Since its founding in 2005, Silver Oak has been dedicated to building industry leaders in the business, healthcare, and consumer services sectors.

About Summit

Summit creates IT solutions tailored to the needs of growing businesses, enabling real-time remote access to critical business applications and workloads. Summit’s secure, scalable cloud computing solutions enhance businesses’ remote accessibility, improve access to data, and control costs as the business grows. For more information about Summit, visit SummitHosting.com.

About Silver Oak Services Partners

Founded in 2005 and based in Evanston, IL, Silver Oak is a lower middle market private equity firm focused making investments in business, healthcare, and consumer services sectors. Since inception, Silver Oak has raised $1.1 billion of capital across four funds and has executed more than 25 platform investments and 100 add-on acquisitions. Silver Oak is currently investing out of its fourth fund, a $500 million investment vehicle.

Fonte: Business Wire

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