Wellington Souza Snags CTO Position at Tech Startup, KWIPPED


January 26, 2017

Contact: Robin Salter | 800-273-8404 ext. 103 | [email protected]

Wilmington, NC – KWIPPED Inc., an online B2B equipment rental marketplace based in Wilmington, NC, enthusiastically announced today, the hiring of Wellington Souza as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Souza will begin his new role with KWIPPED after transitioning from his current position as Executive Director for Auxiliary Services and CIO at Cape Fear Community College.KWIPPED NEW HIRE

KWIPPED is an online platform that enables businesses and organizations to source and rent equipment from a global network of qualified suppliers. Spanning more than 20 industry verticals and 500 equipment categories, KWIPPED facilitates a streamlined, web-based equipment rental solution for virtually any professional application.

According to KWIPPED Founder and CEO, Robert Preville, “As a tech-driven startup, the value of adding superior technology leadership is immeasurable—and Wellington Souza represents the best of the best. It’s rare that someone of Wellington’s skill and talent level takes the risk of joining a young startup business, like KWIPPED. So, we are very fortunate and excited to welcome him to our team.”

When asked about his motivation for making this career change, Souza replied, “There’s nothing in business as exciting as entrepreneurship and helping a business grow and mature. KWIPPED is using technology to move B2B equipment rental forward—and in certain cases, they are literally creating new rental markets. So, when they presented me with the opportunity to take the reigns of their technical direction, I jumped at it.”

Souza has been the Vice President for Information Technology Services at Cape Fear Community College since 2013. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Business Planning and the Vice President of Information Services for High Point University.

I’ve been developing impactful solutions for a diverse clientele my entire career and I intend to apply the same key principles to KWIPPED. My goal is to ensure KWIPPED is consistently and constantly relevant to our clients. At the end of the day, this role is about leveraging technology to solve problems and generate opportunities for all types of businesses,” continued Souza.

According to Preville, recent investment funding from VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment groups in the U.S., triggered the search for an executive level technology expert that eventually lead to the hiring of Souza.


KWIPPED, Inc. developed and maintains the world’s first comprehensive B2B online rental marketplace. KWIPPED enables businesses and organizations to locate equipment for virtually any commercial application, compare options and prices from qualified suppliers, and schedule and pay for rentals—all with unprecedented efficiency. KWIPPED’s worldwide headquarters is located in Wilmington, NC. For more information, call 800.273.8404 or visit www.KWIPPED.com.