Leaders in Infrastructure as a Service

Our Story

“In the early days, we wanted to help people who were quoted astronomical prices for very simple IT services. That was the driving factor for what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.”

— Enzu CEO Steve Empie

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Enzu was founded in 2007 by Steve Empie and Nick Rose –  two cloud veterans with a passion for leveraging technology to help companies solve their biggest challenges. Steve had previously built and sold a successful web hosting company before teaming up with Nick, who had been in the cloud trenches for more than a dozen years. Both had seen firsthand the hurdles that companies often face when adopting the cloud including cost, complexity and scalability. So, they built a different kind of cloud company – one that helps businesses accelerate their time to success by offering a more flexible, scalable and affordable enterprise-class cloud computing environment than any other provider. How did they do it? The same way we do today:
  • We customize solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
  • We automate functions to reduce complexity.
  • We operate leanly to keep costs low and rates competitive.
Enzu serves as a collaborative partner to both emerging companies and global enterprises, helping them navigate the complicated IT landscape and make intelligent technology choices. Our overriding goal is to enable organizations to leverage our IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. “We want to help companies meet an IT need by bringing in a solution – whether it’s migrating to the cloud or scaling their app across 100 or 1,000 instances,” Steve says. “We enjoy helping them work through their unique needs and finding a solution.”

  Born on the Cloud – Built on Family Values

Enzu co-founders Steve Empie and Nick Rose are “born in the cloud” leaders with a passion for helping companies make intelligent technology choices that accelerate their business growth and transformation. Understanding the unique challenges that companies face when adopting the cloud, Steve and Nick built Enzu from the ground up to deliver flexible, scalable and affordable enterprise-class cloud solutions backed by unmatched customer support.

Therese Empie, Steve’s sister, brings operational excellence to Enzu Business Operations and Services.  Together with the rest of Enzu’s team, we are building a company that provides lifelong learning and earning opportunities for their employees and an unbeatable combination of customized and cost-effective cloud as a Service solutions.

Our Executive Team

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CEO

Steve Empie

A seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur, Steve has a proven track record of establishing financial and operational strategies that position established and emerging companies for long-term growth. He ensures that every Enzu team member has the tools and resources they need to create the best possible experience for our customers and partners. Steve also spearheads the company’s product development and global market expansion, living up to the promise of delivering “your cloud, your way.” Prior to launching Enzu, Steve founded and operated SurfSpeedy, a web hosting provider with over 40,000 customers, which he sold to Tech Assets in 2007.
CTO

Nick Rose

Nick is the technical mastermind behind TruCloud and the Enzu vision as well as its development and ongoing operations. Leveraging decades of virtualization and cloud experience, Nick combines leading edge cloud technology with security and automation to ensure customers achieve the maximum value and performance from their cloud investments.  In addition to his role at Enzu, Nick also sits on the Technical Advisory Board of UCX – Universal Compute Xchange, a secondary marketplace for cloud computing.

Chief Operating Officer

Therese Empie

Therese has a powerful record of personal service, strategic management and operational excellence. Prior to Enzu, Therese was Senior Strategy Advisor for Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder for the State of Michigan. Therese was the staff lead on the Michigan Consortium of Advanced Networks that provided the Governor with a statewide broadband strategic plan, establishing project timeline, goals and execution milestones. As Chief Operating Officer for Enzu, Therese ensures customer operations and best practices are adhered to in all Enzu day to day activities. Data integrity and our clients privacy are paramount to our mission. Ensuring a secure and positive total customer experience is what Therese and the operations and services teams do every day for Enzu clients.

VP of Global Sales

Derren Offutt

Derren Offutt is an Enterprise Technology Sales Leader with an extensive record of turning strategy into results for start-up, mid-market, and F500 organizations. Derren leads high-performing teams that help customers simplify complex digital transformation initiatives with creative cloud-based services. His teams are great problem solvers that focus on serving not selling, and on enabling high-quality decisions based on value clarity. Before joining Enzu, Derren contributed to several companies (SuccessFactors, Serena, StarBase, Ignite, and Jamf) achieving successful IPO or private equity acquisition.

Director of Global Marketing

Eric Silva

Eric started in software engineering and IT leadership roles for State Street Bank, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments and Putnam Investments. In these roles Eric learned the importance of application performance on customer experience and bottom line business results. He has held marketing leadership roles at EMC (now Dell Technologies), IBM, and Hitachi. Eric’s passion is to help IT leaders find new ways to solve their most complex and challenging technology problems with high performing IT infrastructure services.

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Our Milestones

  • 2021

    Enzu hires 2 cloud executives to support growing as-a-Service cloud portfolio.

  • 2020

    Global pandemic changes the world. Enzu responds by expanding TruCloud management console, data center global footprint and adapting business model to directly support businesses.

  • 2017

    Enzu launches Partner Program for indirect sales of IT infrastructure services.

  • 2016

    Enzu has 150,000 cloud instances deployed; expands into Asia.

  • 2015

    Enzu logs 110,000 cloud instances deployed.

  • 2014

    Enzu debuts on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list with a three-year growth rate of more than 1,000 percent.

  • 2013

    Enzu’s deployed cloud instances number 45,000.

  • 2011

    After successfully launching its TruCloud® Build-To-Order Cloud Platform, Enzu has deployed 2,000 cloud instances.

  • 2010

    Enzu launches TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2009

    Enzu begins beta testing TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2007

    Enzu experiences strong growth in virtualization, begins research and design for TruCloud® Build-to-Order Cloud Platform.

  • 2005

    Founder Steve Empie divests shared hosting business to focus on virtualization services under the Enzu brand.

Why We’re Here

Our purpose is to simplify IT and ease digital transformation for enterprising organizations.

Where We’re Going

Our vision is a world where enterprise computing is as simple as personal computing.

What We Do

We deliver premium cloud services that are secure, scalable, flexible and cost effective.

What We Believe In

Working as a team to execute and innovate

Simplifying through process and automation

Creating a family-friendly work environment

Putting our customers first

Holding high standards and being accountable for results

Celebrating our successes and learning from our failures

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for smart and experienced sales pros and technicians to help us grow.