LANDESK today announced Joshua J. Baxter, executive vice president of global services, has been named as one of Utah Business’ Forty Under 40.
Every year, Utah Business recognizes Utah’s best and brightest professionals rising through the ranks at record speed in its Forty Under 40 list. This year’s list of honorees includes a who’s who of innovating tech wizards, visionary entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and executive captains who are guiding industry trends and shaping the future of their organizations and the state of Utah. As executive vice president of global services at LANDESK, Baxter leads an international team and is responsible for global leadership of software license renewals, education, professional consulting services and customer support to help customers maximize the value of their software solutions.
“Josh epitomizes everything this list stands for – he’s a natural leader who takes the time to understand what his groups need to accomplish and builds a strategic plan for success,” said Steve Daly, LANDESK president and CEO. “He is constantly leading his team and challenging his peers to think outside the box and has proven to be an invaluable part of LANDESK’s success in recent years.”
Prior to joining LANDESK, Baxter earned a bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in business management with emphasis in accounting and an MBA from Utah State University. He began his career as a product support engineer for Novell in 1996. He was promoted to manager of worldwide services in 2002, where he built Novell’s managed services business. Since joining LANDESK in 2004, Baxter has been responsible for running the highest-margin renewals and professional services teams of all the companies in the Thoma Bravo portfolio – and he still pushes to find ways to cut waste. In addition to his work responsibilities, Baxter is known for his devotion to his family and serving his community in numerous ways.
Baxter will be recognized with all of this year’s Forty Under 40 honorees at an awards ceremony and luncheon held today at The Grand America Hotel. He will also be featured in Utah Business magazine’s February 2016 edition.
LANDESK, the global authority on user-centered IT, enables users to be their most productive while helping IT embrace the speed of change. Through the integration and automation of IT systems management, endpoint security management, service management, IT asset management, and mobile device management, LANDESK empowers IT to balance rapidly evolving user requirements with the need to secure critical assets and data. With offices located across the globe, LANDESK is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit www.landesk.com.