365 Data Centers is in the midst of a transformation from a colocation to a hybrid IT services provider. In support of that shift, the company has hired several new management team members over the past few months, including:
- Jeff Slapp: Vice President, Cloud Services & Support
- Robert Allison: Director, Business Development
- James Ashton: Director, Network Engineering
Now, we can add Tony Franchi to that list!
As the new Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Tony will develop a channel partner program for 365 and oversee the existing direct and carrier sales teams, as well as marketing initiatives. He has an impressive track record of high level sales performance at CenturyLink, Global Capacity (now GTT), Level 3 Communications, PAETEC Communications/Windstream and DSL.net.
“Having repositioned 365 Data Centers in growing, edge markets with a full suite of colocation, network, IP, cloud, backup, disaster recovery and business continuity service offerings, it is the perfect time to add Tony Franchi as the leader of our sales team,” said Bob DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer of 365 Data Centers. “His proven ability to drive sales and develop long-term business relationships with customers and partners aligns with our Technology Humanized™ approach to customer service. Since our markets, managed and cloud services, expert technical team and customer-first focus are also well suited to the partner channel, 365 will benefit immediately from Tony’s indirect sales experience and network.”
In the press release about the hire, Tony noted that 365’s “highly-attentive, skilled and consultative sales engineering and customer service” is a key differentiator for the company.
“This focus, coupled with 365’s portfolio of IT solutions powered by a robust network, facilitates our direct, carrier, and, soon to be rolled-out, partner channel sales initiatives,” he said.