Buie named president at Involta

By CBJ News Staff

Involta, a national based provider of cloud, managed IT and data center services, has named James (Jim) Buie as its new president. Mr. Buie joined the Cedar Rapids-based company in 2016 as CFO, following three decades leading sales, marketing and operational groups at major companies including ViaWest, Comcast and AT&T.

Since his arrival, he has been instrumental in growing the company’s hybrid cloud and strategic consulting offerings through the acquisitions of BluPrairie and IT|Lynk, both in 2018, and the launch of new service solutions, including a new global security solution offered through a partnership with Alert Logic and a pilot program with MyndYou aimed at detecting subtle changes in employees’ health.

Company leaders said in a release that his new appointment will help accelerate Involta’s growth trajectory in the years ahead.

“We are pleased to announce Jim Buie will continue to provide leadership and oversight in this new capacity,” said Founder and CEO Bruce Lehrman. “Jim has been a driving force behind Involta’s strategic growth, and with his extensive knowledge of the tech industry, I am confident Involta is well-positioned to continue our development across the country.”

Founded in 2007, Involta is one of the fastest-growing companies in the region. It has appeared on the CBJ’s annual Fastest Growing Companies list seven times since 2010, as well as the Inc. 500/5000 lists. CBJ