ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to more than 60,000 small and mid-sized businesses, announced the appointment of Jonathan Crane and Marvin Wheeler to its board of directors effective today. A technology industry leader for more than 35 years with significant cloud experience, Jonathan Crane is chief commercial officer at IPsoft, where he is responsible for overall growth strategies. Before joining IPsoft he served as president and chairman of the board at Savvis, overseeing significant expansion of the company's cloud business. Prior to Savvis he rejoined a troubled Worldcom as chief strategy officer and led the company out of bankruptcy. Earlier in his career Crane held numerous executive positions in corporations such as Lightstream, Marcam Solutions, MCI, and ROLM. Marvin Wheeler's 25-year career includes significant experience in cloud hosting, data center operations, IT efficiency and IP services deployment. Most recently he served as chief operating officer and chief strategy officer of Terremark, where he was instrumental in growing the company from a startup to a global cloud company acquired by Verizon for $2 billion. He has served on the Intel Capital Advisory Board as well as the Microsoft Service Provider Advisory Board and held the positions of founding member, secretary, executive director and chairman of the board of the Open Data Center Alliance, an independent IT consortium focused on growing cloud computing through open, interoperable standards. Mr. Wheeler currently serves as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Secure Government Communications (SGC) Scoping Subcommittee. "Cbeyond is fortunate to attract some of the premier names in cloud computing to boost our collective intelligence in this area," said Jim Geiger, chief executive officer, Cbeyond. "We welcome both Jonathan and Marvin to our board and look forward to tapping into their business acumen, long-term industry relationships and extensive cloud computing expertise."