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Jared Reimer


Seattle, WA

Member Since January 2024


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing


Blending deep tech acumen with a relentless entrepreneurial spirit, I’ve been at the forefront of shaping cloud and critical infrastructure ops for over two decades. I have dedicated my career to weaving together the power of AI, ML, data, and cloud technologies to propel businesses into their future. As the founder of Cascadeo, one of my proudest achievements was seeing Cascadeo land a coveted spot in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services. I am the architect behind the SaaS product, the pioneering GenAI cloud management platform that brings real-time, customized incident response plans and operational runbooks to the forefront, transforming how businesses handle challenges and operations. As a founding board member and past president of the Seattle Internet eXchange (SIX), I played a pivotal role in its journey to becoming the world's largest free Internet Exchange Point at the time. My technical experience has also lent an edge to HBO's Emmy-winning series "Silicon Valley" where I was a Senior Technical Advisor. My contributions extend to academia and entrepreneurial spaces, marked by guest lectures at the University of Washington, speaking engagements at AWS re:Invent, judging at the UW Dempsey Startup Competition, and participation in various investor forums. My journey is defined by continuous learning, disruptive innovation, and the pursuit of tech-driven solutions to business problems. Select Achievements • Presenter and author at AWS re:Invent 2022, NANOG, Zenoss GalaxZ, ChefConf, ISPCON, and w/ NetApp @ AWS re:Invent. • Invited as SME/speaker at conferences held by Goldman Sachs, Warburg Pincus, and KeyBanc Capital Markets MOSAIC. • Helped Nest Labs bring the learning thermostat v1.0 to life. Took live on launch day. • Built CenturyLink Cloud's global monitoring and analytics infrastructure. Massive-scale telemetry across 20 data centers globally. • Contributor to key media discussions, podcasts, blogs, magazines, and beyond. Leadership Insights • Pursue and retain top talent relentlessly. Nurture, empower, and trust the brightest minds. • Prioritize team well-being. Create a space where people build the company they want to work for. • Embrace the new normal. Foster hybrid work models and leverage GenAI technologies. • Lead with trust and autonomy. Micro-manage only in crises. Judge on outcomes. (ROWE) • Extend leadership beyond business. Be an active participant in volunteer work and community involvement. • Serve to shape the ecosystem by contributing ideas and actively participating.

Published content

Learning to lead effectively in the workplace: 16 tips to success

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Business experts share what it takes to manage a company and its people. Leading an organization to success can be a tremendous amount of pressure, but managing teams and being a positive influence on how they see the institution can be an even trickier balance to strike—whether you are new or seasoned when it comes to guiding direct reports in the workplace. Here, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members each talk about the most important thing they have learned in their current role about how to lead others in an organization or department.

Do your employees seem less enthusiastic about their workload?

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13 ways to boost team morale and motivation to get the job done. When employees begin to feel burnout at work, it's not always immediately evident to others. However, employers and their leadership teams must learn how to recognize and address these symptoms sooner rather than later to prevent losing high-potential staff members.  But even if the signs were written on the wall for quite some time, it's never too late to work on increasing your employees' morale and get them enthusiastic about the company's mission and their real purpose for offering their time and service each day. Here, Fast Company Executive Board members each share one idea to motivate the cross-generational teams your company depends on every single day.

Thinking about repackaging your brand's product image?

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14 steps to consider before making a marketing design switch that could confuse or alienate loyal customers.  It may be time to update your product in the marketplace; however, it's important to do your research and revisit how and why the brand was successful in the first place. You may not necessarily need a full overhaul to remain competitive and relevant in the current market space. It may just take a tweak here and there to highlight a timeless feature that consumers still care about. Taking this approach and reaching out to collaborate with your PR department is a smart way to put your brand over the top for continued success among competing companies in the industry. Below, 14 Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one idea to keep in mind when preparing for a package redesign of an established product that needs a bit of modernization in these current times.

How can employees advocate for themselves at work?

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Business leaders teach professionals 18 smart, practical ways to speak up and get ahead. Whether they're just starting out in their industry of choice or have been at it for several years, it's natural for career-minded, ambitious individuals to keep an eye on opportunities that could give them an edge in their professional lives.  But, in order to keep their skin in the game and gain the respect of their leaders and coworkers, it's essential for employees to first build trust in their capabilities if they want like-minded colleagues to buy into the contributions they are trying to make. To help you speak up about your concerns or ideas, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best practices with other workers who wish to present their ideas and become a better advocate for themselves at their current place of business.

Are you thinking about launching your own business?

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19 factors for employees to keep in mind before they leave their day jobs for entrepreneurship.  If you've always wanted to launch your own business and you're thinking that now is the time, slow down a bit to ensure you're making the right moves that will put you strategically ahead in the long run when it comes to laying out your future company's success and where you see yourself and team years from now.  In today's volatile marketplace, nothing is secure, and when you've been working at a corporation for a long time, you've gotten used to receiving certain perks and a support system that will disappear once you're out on your own. That's why conditioning a new mindset is just as important as getting your financial house in order before you jump ship. Here, 19 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each offer their advice to help leaders who've decided to fly solo anyhow and make a better transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship without missing a beat.

17 business lessons from self-help and personal growth development 

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This is why working on yourself outside of the workplace can improve your ability to be a better manager who is more excited about the job. What does it take to become a better leader in the work world? You could ask 20 different people, but you'd quickly realize that the answer may vary depending on who you are talking to, and what circumstances in their life have shaped who they are today—personally and professionally. Here, 17 members of Fast Company Executive Board discuss what they learned when they blocked some time to focus on self-help improvement and personal growth development opportunities. They also weigh in on what their experience was like and how they applied it at the office. By pushing themselves beyond what's typically expected, these leaders have increased their ability to operate a more efficient and successful company as they continue to inspire their direct reports to do the same.

Company details


Company bio

Cascadeo is redefining excellence in public cloud IT transformation. As a premier managed services company, Cascadeo offers services across industries and bring a collaborative approach specifically designed to help organizations scale for growth. With expertise across AWS, Azure, and GCP, the company can provide a comprehensive suite of products and professional services that enable clients to truly leverage the power of the public cloud. Cascadeo integrates with your team as a trusted partner and has been consecutively recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Transformation Services. As the original founder of Cascadeo, I lead a team of game-changers. We pushed boundaries, we challenged, analyzed, and learned from each other as we reshaped the landscape of cloud management and operations. The company's latest product, Cascadeo AI 3.0 is testament to elegant engineering. An evolution of the company's original cloud management platform, Cascadeo AI harnesses the power of multiple AI technologies, including OpenAI GPT-4 and AWS Bedrock, to deliver advanced, real-time solutions in a complex landscape. I'm incredibly proud of the ability to help enterprises design, build, implement, optimize, and manage public cloud deployments. From overseeing significant business transitions to driving cutting-edge technological advancements, I am honored to have led Cascadeo from inception to exit.



Area of focus

Managed Services

Company size

51 - 200