IKANO Names Robert Kalchthaler New Chief Financial Officer

Kalchthaler's Strong Background in Startup Environments will Fuel Aggressive Growth Period for Cloud Based Services

STERLING, VA - August 19, 2011 - IKANO Communications Inc., parent company of, Virtacore, an industry leader in hybrid cloud services, and DSLExtreme, California's leading Internet service provider, announced today Robert Kalchthaler has been named Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Kalchthaler served as CFO for C5i Corporation.

Kalchthaler holds a BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and has over 20 years of successful business experience working in start-up environments, including C5i Corporation, Secure Elements, Network Security Technologies and APPNET. His background provides a great fit for the organization at this time in their evolution to:

  • Build integrated growth strategy amongst all subsidiary companies
  • Help guide Virtacore through the competitive cloud computing landscape

Kalchthaler will be working out of the offices of IKANO subsidiary Virtacore in their Northern Virginia headquarters.

Reporting to the IKANO Chief Executive Officer George Naspo, Kalchthaler will be assuming responsibility for the company's financial and strategic management, budget development, purchasing, facilities, and order management operations.

"Bob has the track record of a seasoned CFO, and has worked successfully in start-ups and entrepreneurial environments." commented Naspo. "This strong combination of skills and experience will be an important addition to IKANO's Executive Management Team, especially as Virtacore continues to evolve as a leader in the cloud computing industry."


IKANO Communications, Inc. is a diversified Internet holding company, specializing in enterprise data center and cloud services, solutions for service providers, and Internet services for business customers and consumers. Office locations include Washington D.C., Seattle, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

About Virtacore

Virtacore Systems is a leading provider of hybrid cloud services, offering solutions to the developer market with vCloud Express (public cloud) and the middle market with the Virtacore Private Cloud, through the company's VMware-based unified platform. Virtacore is the only company to offer seamless migration of data to/from public, managed private and internal private clouds, using VMware technology. Virtacore also provides Google Apps services and support for businesses and organizations. Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, the company has offices in Los Angeles, and Seattle. For more information visit,

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