Latisys Names Randal Thompson Chief Sales Officer

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Highly experienced sales executive will drive Company’s national growth and sales strategy

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Latisys today announced that Randal Thompson, a veteran sales executive with more than 15 years experience in the data center and managed services industries, has joined the firm’s leadership team as Chief Sales Officer – effective immediately.

As Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Thompson will play a key role in accelerating Latisys' national growth strategy and execution. He is responsible for leading a national team that is laser-focused on aggressively driving revenue growth through direct and channel sales.

Mr. Thompson most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales at data center, network and IT infrastructure services provider Internap, where he oversaw the global sales organization including direct/channel sales, sales engineering and client management. Mr. Thompson successfully led domestic and international selling organizations for the $230 million publicly traded firm using a collaborative, yet focused management style, and achieved significant increases in year-over-year gross margins, average deal size and sales bookings during his tenure.

“Adding a senior sales leader with Randal’s track record for increasing market share, corporate profitability and product awareness significantly bolsters our leadership team as we have entered the next growth phase at Latisys,” said Pete Stevenson, CEO and co-founder, Latisys. “Randal stood out for his depth of expertise in the managed services and data center markets, and at every step of his career has demonstrated strong leadership, innovation and, most importantly, results. We are thrilled to add him to the Latisys team.”

Prior to Internap, Mr. Thompson served seven years in various executive sales positions at MCI, including as Director of Sales, Major & National Accounts, where he led an 85-person sales organization accountable for $150 million in annual revenue. Mr. Thompson was named to the Internap and MCI President’s Clubs for 12 straight years, demonstrating a commitment to delivering consistent results.

“What excites me most about the opportunity to lead Latisys’ sales organization is that this is a firm that is growing rapidly and committed to investing heavily in the people, resources and technologies required to not only add new customers, but to keep them,” said Thompson. “I look forward to driving the firm’s continued growth, and leveraging my background to help Latisys achieve even greater success.”

With multiple high-density, Tier III data center buildings in Irvine, Denver, Chicago and Ashburn, Virginia – as well as its newly commissioned 93,000 square foot Orange County data center and new highly scalable cloud services platform – Latisys delivers coverage across all U.S. time zones, including gateways into the Asia Pacific and Europe. As a result, the firm provides unmatched scalability and multi-site redundancy to enterprise customers whether they want to off-premise, off-load, optimize or on-demand their IT infrastructure.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients' return on investment. All while 'delivering more_'. Call 1-866-956-9594 or visit http://www.latisys.com for additional information.

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