Rochester's Amazon pitchman

Aaron Newman of CloudCheckr makes the case for Rochester to Amazon

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Aaron Newman recently wrote a letter that may play a role in redirecting Rochester's future.

It was addressed to the folks at Amazon, who are looking for a place to plant a second headquarters.

“Amazon is much more of a software company so when we pitch Amazon to come here it's not, we have better warehouses, it's that we have very talented people here, some of the best of universities in the world offering software expertise,” Newman said.

Newman would know.

He has recruited more and more local students as he's grown his business, CloudCheckr, which is based at Village Gate in Rochester.

CloudCheckr helps giant companies transition their data onto offsite servers (the “cloud”), which are owned and managed by another company.

“We're benefiting from being in the right place at the right time so we're seeing massive growth, we've tripled every year for the last three years, doubling again this year and next as well,” Newman said.

One of those companies offering a ton of offsite storage is Amazon.         

That means CloudCheckr already has a relationship with the company, making Newman a perfect pitchman and a fitting forecaster of Amazon's potential impact. 

“It would bring a bunch of energy and a new culture and new set of young people and we are super excited about being part of that,” Newman said.

One could say he'd be on cloud nine.

 


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