Lucas Roh

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Lucas Roh is a computer scientist, and one of the founding partners of hostway Corp; he is also its president and CEO. The company is based in Chicago and provides cloud, managed hosting as well as reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) solutions to its clients worldwide.[1]

Personal Background

Lucas was born in South Korea. At the age of 13, his family emigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago. As a kid, he was inquisitive and oftentimes took things apart to learn how they work. His curiosity led him to become a computer scientist.[2]

Career History

Prior to his position at Hostway, Mr. Roh conducted pioneering research in the field of computer technologies and integrated mathematics at Argonne National Laboratory. He also worked with Tektronics and Hewlett Packard’s software and hardware engineering departments. He founded the the software company Wavelength in the late 1980s and served as professor at the Colorado State University. Lucas Roh has written more than 20 academic papers. [3] In 1998, he and his business partners purchased Spectronet Inc., a web hosting company with annual revenues of $30,000.[4]The name of the company was later changed to Hostway Corp. Since then, Mr. Roh has been leading the company through innovation, international expansion and has created revenue increases. Hostway is now one of the top five web hosting companies worldwide. [5]


In 2003, Lucas Roh was one of seven executives who received the 20th Annual KPMG Illinois High Tech Awards.[6] The Chicago Hall of Fame also recognized him as Chicago’s Young Business Leader in 2004.[7]


Lucas holds a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University (1995), and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Chicago (1988).[8]