365 Data Centers Transforms From Colocation to Hybrid IT Services Provider, Announces Another Major Hire

"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 (CEO) of 365 Data Centers.

 

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365 Data Centers, a company with data centers located in Boca Raton, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York and Tampa, continues its string of major hires with the addition of Tony Franchi as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

With extensive experience in managed services sales and building channel partner relationships, Tony Franchi will develop a channel partner program for 365 Data Centers and oversee the existing direct and carrier sales teams, and marketing initiatives. Before joining 365 Data Centers, he built a track record of “high-level sales performance” at CenturyLink, Global Capacity (now GTT), Level 3 Communications, PAETEC Communications/Windstream and DSL.net.

Over the past three months, 365 Data Centers has bolstered its management team with the additions of Jeff Slapp, Vice President, Cloud Services & Support, Robert Allison, Director, Business Development, and James Ashton, Director, Network Engineering, in support of the company’s transformation from a colocation to a hybrid IT services provider.

“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 (CEO) 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.”

365’s New Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Tony Franchi will replace Steve Weaver, who is leaving 365 on July 31, 2018, to pursue broader sales leadership opportunities. “Steve has provided the new 365 ownership with invaluable leadership, institutional knowledge, and guidance,” added Mr. DeSantis. “We wish him the very best.”

Tony Frenchi“I’ve watched 365 Data Centers emerge as a top IT solutions provider under Bob DeSantis’ leadership and am thrilled to work with him again to further grow the company’s revenue and customer base,” said Tony Franchi. “One of 365’s differentiators is the company’s highly-attentive, skilled and consultative sales engineering and customer service, which mirrors my own approach to working with customers and partners. 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.”

365 Data Centers has in place a total of 195,000 square feet, 13 MW of power, and a “redundant, low latency,” nationwide fiber network, including direct connectivity to the NAP of the Americas. The company provides SLA protections to its customers and adheres to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, VISA, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and ISAE 3402.

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