Lightstream Welcomes John Pereira as Chief Operations Officer

Lightstream Welcomes John Pereira as Chief Operations Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – December 18, 2017 – Lightstream announced today the hiring of John Pereira as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer. In his role, Pereira will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the company, as well as facilitating business growth by establishing new processes and standards that will allow the company to expand with the growing demands of the industry.

“We are very excited to have John join the Lightstream team,” stated Rod Stout, President of Lightstream.   “He brings operational excellence and experience that is difficult to find in the marketplace.  John is critical in supporting the explosive growth that Lightstream is experiencing in our cloud, network, and managed services businesses.  His expertise is key in our ongoing commitment to customers and the further development of automation and systems that continues to set Lightstream apart.”

John has spent nearly 20 years in management and executive roles with prominent technology companies such as,, and  Prior to joining the Lightstream team, John served as the COO for Recursion Pharmaceuticals, a native Utah company that leverages technology to innovate biological research while dramatically reducing overall costs. While in his tenure with Recursion, John led the Operations and Marketing Teams during the company’s hypergrowth period and the raising of a $60M Series B investment.  Prior to Recursion, John was COO of where he led the Client Services and Professional Services Teams, managing over 500 of the world’s greatest brand retailers. In addition to these positions, John serves on the Advisory Boards of Channel Signal and Athletigen.

According to John, “Lightstream has been providing its clients with the highest level of quality and value in cloud and networking solutions for years.  Its dedication and commitment to the customer is without equal and has been a big part of the company’s success.  I really feel privileged to be joining such a dedicated team and couldn’t be more excited about helping to achieve further success.”

John has a bachelor of science in mathematics from the US Naval Academy, and he then served his country as a naval officer.  After his departure from the Navy, Mr. Pereira went on to receive an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

About Lightstream
Lightstream provides full-service cloud and connectivity solutions to enterprises worldwide with a focus on managed security and cloud services, network transformation, cloud infrastructure implementation, security and support. By helping our customers build strong cloud and networking foundations through enhanced customer care, we not only design and support core enterprise solutions, but also serve as a single trusted advisor for their complex technology infrastructure needs. Visit us at or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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