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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 22, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-39420 81-3369925

(State of


File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1 Fanatical Place

City of Windcrest

San Antonio, Texas 78218

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(210) 312-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)  

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share   RXT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.






Item 2.02Results of Operation and Financial Condition.


On September 26, 2022, Rackspace Technology, Inc. (the “Company” or “Rackspace”) issued a press release announcing the Company expects to deliver results within its previously announced financial guidance ranges for the third quarter of 2022. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


The Company expects to announce full financial results for the third quarter of 2022 in November 2022.


The information contained in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.


Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On September 22, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Rackspace appointed Amar Maletira as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective as of September 23, 2022. Mr. Maletira will succeed Kevin Jones, who stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective September 23, 2022. The Board also elected Mr. Maletira as a director of the Board and Mr. Jones stepped down as a director of the Board, each effective as of September 23, 2022.


Mr. Maletira joined Rackspace in November 2020 as President and Chief Financial Officer and will remain in those roles until a permanent Chief Financial Officer has been appointed. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr. Maletira served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viavi Solutions (formerly known as JDS Uniphase) since September 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Maletira spent over 13 years with Hewlett Packard as Vice President and CFO – Americas Enterprise Services from June 2014 to September 2015, Vice President of Finance & Global Head of FP&A for Enterprise Services from October 2012 to June 2014, and various other roles in finance and investor relations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, Mr. Maletira held various roles at DPP, Inc., Siemens and other companies. Mr. Maletira holds an MBA in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree in engineering, electronics and communication from Gote Institute of Technology at Karnatak University in India.


There are no family relationships between Mr. Maletira and any director, executive officer or nominees thereof of the Company. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Maletira that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


The Company issued a press release announcing the leadership changes, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.


Exhibit Description

99.1   Press Release dated September 26, 2022.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Amar Maletira

  Name: Amar Maletira  
  Title: Chief Executive Officer  


Dated: September 26, 2022







Amar Maletira Named Chief Executive Officer of Rackspace Technology


San Antonio – September 26, 2022 – Rackspace TechnologyÒ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading cloud technology solutions company, today announced the appointment of Amar Maletira as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Maletira, who has served as Rackspace Technology’s President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2020, has assumed responsibilities effective immediately.


David Sambur, Co-Head of Private Equity at Apollo Global Management and Chairman of the Rackspace Technology Board of Directors, stated, “Amar brings broad management and leadership experience, and over the course of his career, he has helped transform several multi-billion-dollar technology businesses. He has also been instrumental in crafting Rackspace Technology’s new strategic direction and operating model. We believe his appointment as CEO will allow us to improve and accelerate the execution of our new go-forward strategy.”


Mr. Maletira added, “I thank the Board for the opportunity to lead Rackspace Technology. I am very excited about the journey ahead and look forward to leading the company as we transition to our new strategy and operating model. Powered by our strong Racker culture and devotion to driving Fanatical ExperienceÒ for our customers, we believe the execution of our strategy will establish the company as an industry leader.”


Mr. Maletira is a customer-focused global business leader with 25+ years of strategic and operational management, transformational leadership, sales, business development, and general management expertise. Prior to joining Rackspace Technology, he was Chief Financial Officer at Viavi Solutions. At Viavi, he executed a successful turnaround of the company by driving execution discipline, growing the business both organically and inorganically, re-aligning the capital structure and regaining investor confidence. Previously, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 15 years where he held several roles, including CFO of Enterprise Services for Americas.


Mr. Maletira earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, The Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Engineering from Karnataka University, Gogte Institute of Technology.


In addition to the CEO role, Mr. Maletira will continue as the CFO until a permanent CFO is named. The company will launch an immediate search for a permanent CFO.


Outgoing CEO Kevin Jones will take on the role of operating advisor with Apollo. Mr. Sambur added, “On behalf of the entire board of directors, I would like to thank Kevin for his service to Rackspace Technology over the past three and a half years. We look forward to working with him in his new role.”


Separately, the company announced that it expects third quarter 2022 financial results to be within the previously announced guidance range of $769-$779 million for revenue; $733-$741 million for Core revenue; $73-$77 million for Non-GAAP Operating Profit; and 8-10 cents per share for Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share. Financial results for the quarter are expected to be announced in November.


Conference Call and Webcast

Rackspace Technology will hold a brief investor conference call today, September 26, 2022, at 8:00am CT / 9:00am ET. There will be no question and answer session during the call.






Interested parties may access the conference call as follows:


Topic: Investor Call - Sep 2022


Please click the link below to join the webinar:




Password: 421357


Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +13462487799,97863742323# or +16694449171,97863742323#


Or Telephone:


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+49 (0) 30 3080 6188 (Germany Toll)


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+52 554 161 4288 (Mexico Toll)


+31 (0) 20 241 0288 (Netherlands Toll)


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+1 647 374 4685 (Canada)


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Webinar ID: 978 6374 2323


International numbers available: https://rackspace.zoom.us/u/acwvdeXQd9


About Rackspace Technology


Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. We design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products and adopt innovative technologies.


Forward-looking Statements


Rackspace Technology has made statements in this press release and other reports, filings, and other public written and verbal announcements that are forward-looking and therefore subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this document are, or could be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided thereunder. These forward-looking statements relate to anticipated






financial performance, management’s plans and objectives for future operations, business prospects, outcome of regulatory proceedings, market conditions, our ability to successfully respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and other matters. Any forward-looking statement made in this presentation speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Forward-looking statements can be identified by various words such as “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “confident,” “continue,” “propose,” “seeks,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “might,” “goals,” “objectives,” “targets,” “planned,” “projects,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Rackspace Technology cautions that these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, and could cause future events or results to be materially different from those stated or implied in this document, including among others, risk factors that are described in Rackspace Technology, Inc.’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained therein.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures


Definitions of non-GAAP financial measures, as well as reconciliations of our recent non-GAAP results to the most directly comparable measures in accordance with generally accept-ed accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) are provided on our website at ir.rackspace.com. Rackspace Technology has not reconciled Non-GAAP Operating Profit and Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP measure be-cause it does not provide guidance on GAAP net income (loss) or the reconciling items be-tween these Non-GAAP measures and GAAP net income (loss) as a result of the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, certain of these items, such as share-based compensation expense. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort. With respect to Non-GAAP Operating Profit and Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share guidance, adjustments in future periods are generally expected to be similar to the kinds of charges and costs excluded from these Non-GAAP measures in prior periods, but the impact of such adjustments could be significant.


Investor Relations Contact
Robert Watson
Rackspace Technology Investor Relations


Media Relations Contact
Casey Shilling
Rackspace Technology Corporate Communications