Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-Founder
Peter B. Ritz is an executive co-founder of Keystone NAP, and is responsible for overall strategy and execution, with emphasis on driving sales activities. Peter is a veteran technology executive and entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to working with emerging technology companies, helping launch, grow and advise many successful start-ups. Most recently, Peter spent five years as president and managing director of Xtium, an enterprise cloud software and solutions company he co-founded, helping grow the company from its first $6.5 million 5-year customer agreement to doubling the recurring revenue in 2012 and building a world-class, motivated team supported by $13.5 million in growth funding. During this tenure, Peter served on the Vmware (NYSE: VMW) cloud services Advisory Board, helping design pricing and go-to-market for the managed services business model to compete with Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). Earlier, Peter was chief executive of Ntera, a nanotechnology ink and digital display provider, and president and co-founder of AirClic, an interactive print and mobile process automation SaaS company. Peter was also a venture partner with Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, a venture management company, and a managing director and co-founder of Silicon Stemcell, a technology incubator, with earlier roots working for Ikon Technology Services (purchased by Ricoh), British Telecom and Sprint International, and tenures in Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. Peter also practiced intellectual property law as a registered patent attorney and trial lawyer. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland with two engineering degrees, Computer Science and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology. Peter is an inventor on twenty nine (29) patents and has created over 250 high tech jobs.