DreamHost Names Jonathan LaCour to Serve as VP of Software DevelopmentLaCour to Work His Magic Effective October 3, 2011
BREA, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 3, 2011) – DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, has selected Jonathan LaCour to serve as its Vice President of Software Development. LaCour joins the company during a period of rapid growth and talent expansion.
Jonathan comes to DreamHost from photographer favorite Pictage.com where he served as Vice President of Software Products, overseeing and guiding the creation of several of Pictage’s cornerstone products.
In 2007 LaCour became employee number 1 and Chief Technology Officer at ShootQ Inc., a web-based management application for photography studios and professional photographers. ShootQ was later acquired by Pictage in 2010 for an undisclosed sum. After a brief period of dangerous living and personal excesses involving fine bourbons, rare caviar, and luxury automobiles, Jonathan began his tenure as Pictage’s Vice President of Software Products.
Prior to founding ShootQ Jonathan held development and analyst roles at Optio Software and VertiSoft, both Atlanta-based software development houses who, it is rumored, have yet to recover from his departure.
When asked for comment about his new role with DreamHost, Jonathan proclaimed, “I am a creative software visionary. It certainly makes sense that DreamHost would seek out my peerless talents. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s taken them this long.” Pausing to point both thumbs toward his chest, LaCour continued, “This gazelle was born to roam, but DreamHost intrigues me, so I’ll humor them for a while. Web hosting, huh? I’ll check it out. I guess.”
“I suspect it was my encyclopedic knowledge of various programming languages that first caught their attention,” continued LaCour, unasked. “Maybe they liked how I founded ShootQ and sold it to Pictage for millions and millions of dollars. Maybe — and this is probably the clincher — maybe it was how I won the 2006 Employee of the Year Award at Optio Software. DreamHost is truly lucky to have me and I am absolutely committed to fixing every single line of their imperfect, non-standardized, poorly written c-c-code…code…code…,” LaCour’s eyes then briefly glowed red, wisps of smoke erupted from his ears, and he slapped himself across the face. “Code,” he finished.
Jonathan will relocate himself and his family from the Atlanta, Georgia area to Los Angeles, California, the birthplace and current headquarters of DreamHost.
“I’ve spent quite a while working alongside Jonathan during my time at Pictage and I know for a fact that he is, as you say in America, ‘The Real Deal,’” said DreamHost CEO and Australian expatriate, Simon Anderson. “Jonathan’s vast technical knowledge combined with his unparalleled management skills together form an unbeatable combination. The man is a machine. In fact he is so committed to his art that I’ve never seen him eat or sleep. I suspect he has little need for either.”
“Consider this,” added Simon, “There are only two people in this world who can melt solid steel in seconds with nothing more than a sideways glance. Jonathan is one of them. I’ll leave you to guess who number two is.”
Jonathan will oversee DreamHost’s growing software development team and will be an integral part of the organization as it expands its footprint in the web hosting industry and brings to market several competitive next-generation hosting technologies.
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