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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

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.

11 ways businesses can contribute and stay connected to BIPOC communities

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Business experts weigh in on the best ways to make a real difference in underserved neighborhoods. When a well-known or promising company comes to the area, it can be a win-win for businesses and community residents, especially if the establishment is located in an underrepresented neighborhood of people who may be struggling. It's more than just gaining the ability to target an untapped market or provide job opportunities to help people feed their families and develop a clear shot at professional growth; it's also about creating connections and providing education to build loyalty and trust.  With that said, there are plenty of ways for an organization to support underserved BIPOC communities—whether it's a few blocks away or miles apart. Below, 11 experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer their best practices for company leaders who want to contribute to BIPOC communities through workforce training initiatives, financial assistance, and entrepreneurial development programs.

15 ways to stand up and out on the issues your brand is backing

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Transparency paired with a consistent message on your company vision and values goes a long way in building brand awareness and trust. When it comes to building community and laying the foundation for creating long-term customer and stakeholder relationships that you can count on, it's important to let people know where you stand on current issues to maintain genuine transparency and real authenticity. Below, 15 experts of Fast Company Executive Board each share one factor for leaders to consider if they want their brand to become known for its community activism—beyond the products and services it provides.

Ride the wave: Three ways to navigate AI-driven staffing shifts


These three creative approaches may help your business derive more value from the AI revolution.

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