Derek Gillespie Selected as New Chief Sales Officer as CoSentry Announces Expansion of Sales and Marketing Capabilities

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Recognizing significant opportunities to reach new clients, CoSentry selects a successful industry veteran to enhance its sales and marketing capabilities and expand its industry leading position in critical infrastructure and cloud computing.

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Our goal is to grow the company from a regional to truly national provider of premier, high-quality cloud and IT services. With his wealth of leadership, team building and sales experience, Derek is ideally suited to lead our sales team in that effort.

CoSentry (http://www.cosentry.com) -- a leading provider of compliance ready data center infrastructure and cloud computing services -- today announced the selection of Derek Gillespie, a recognized industry leader to Cosentry’s executive team as Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Gillespie will have responsibility for the strategy and execution of all sales, design and support resources.

“Our clients have been very clear that they plan to grow their investments with us over the next few years and they expect our teams to be ready to respond with increasingly advanced solutions and capabilities. That is the type of leadership Derek brings to Cosentry, a proven track record of assisting clients as a trusted partner through difficult decisions,” commented Mike Steffan, president and CEO of Cosentry. He continued, “Our goal is to grow the company from a regional to truly national provider of premier, high-quality cloud and IT services. With his wealth of leadership, team building and sales experience, Derek is ideally suited to lead our sales team in that effort.”

Mr. Gillespie joins CoSentry from Savvis, Inc., where he was employed for nine years in roles of increasing responsibility as a change agent and sales leader, serving most recently as Area Vice President of Sales, East Region. In that position, he led enterprise sales in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as the Carrier Sales and Federal Systems lines of business across North America.

Leading a combined team of 60 professionals, Mr. Gillespie delivered global infrastructure as a service (IaaS), consulting/professional services and cloud-based solutions to more than 900 clients and managing $400 million of annual revenue for the company.

Prior to that, Mr. Gillespie served as Area Vice President of Sales – Financial Services. He was the architect of the sales team that supported all of SAVVIS’s financial services business in North America. The financial services line of business became the cornerstone of SAVVIS’s success during his tenure there securing a variety of financial clients including global banks, hedge funds, exchanges and wealth and asset management firms. Previously, he had led other transformations as the Regional Vice President of Sales – Southeast Region, and Regional Sales Director – New York. Prior to Savvis, Mr. Gillespie served as a Client Business Manager at AT&T, and as a Director of Sales at STG and its subsidiary Critical IP.

Mr. Gillespie attended the United States Naval Academy where he majored in History. He is also a serving board member of the Henri Viscardi School in Long Island, NY.

“CoSentry has created a solid framework of services, business flexibility and a reputation of client advocacy. I look forward to taking this great capability to a wider audience, a business audience that can benefit from the technology and the authenticity of enduring core values,” commented Mr. Gillespie.

About CoSentry
CoSentry is a leading provider of compliance-ready data center infrastructure and secure cloud computing resources. For over a dozen years CoSentry has been helping clients create and protect high availability, secure, PCI certified and NIST compliant technology platforms to compete in today’s ALWAYS ON business environment. Business leaders depend on CoSentry’s world-class capabilities and deploy with confidence. For more information about CoSentry, please visit their Cloud Computing web site.

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