Van Murray is a highly accomplished executive and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of founding, buying, building and selling technology businesses. Van is passionate about developing innovative, collaborative teams (both internally and externally), cloud computing, solution selling, and digital transformation so that his customers are more productive in running their businesses. Van is experienced in corporate development through building strategic partnerships and M&A
Van is currently the Vice President of Strategic Operations of AppSmart located in Raleigh, NC (formerly NeoCloud, CIO Review’s top 20 most promising Google technology solution providers of 2017 and Gold Certified Microsoft Partner; one of the first tier one Cloud Solution Providers). Currently, Van and his team serve more than 1,500 customers across North America with over 150,000 users and 400,000 apps and services.
Before launching AppSmart, in 2010 Van founded Accent Plus, one of the first Google Cloud Partners (acquired by NeoNova Network Services in 2012). Previously, Van was a founding member of a shared service entity and Information Technology Manager of Cherokee Investment Partners. Van was also a founding member and Implementation Engineer of Mi-Co, a mobile data collection software startup in Research Triangle Park, NC and has also worked with the NC Department of Public Instruction, Implementation Services Division and GSK, International Standards and Systems.
Van earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and has achieved multiple certifications from Cisco, Google and Microsoft. Van was the recipient of the Triangle Business Journal Top 40 under 40 Leadership Award recipient, Class of 2017.
Outside of work, Van is actively involved in giving back to his community and others by serving as the President for Clean Jordan Lake, being a member of the Board of Directors for NC BASS Federation Nation, and by playing an active role as member of the Activate Good Corporate Volunteer Council.
Van currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, 2 children and dog Lucky. In his spare time Van enjoys fishing, boating, traveling with his family, and flying. Van also holds a private pilot certificate.