Cheek to Oversee Operations for UK Data Center and European Sales and Marketing as Company Expands Reach of Its Cloud-Based Managed Services
ANDOVER, Mass., July 7, 2010 – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVI, news, filings), a leading provider of cloud-enabled enterprise hosting and application management services, today announced the appointment of Philip Cheek as UK Managing Director. Based in the company's London office, Cheek will oversee management of the UK data center as well as lead the NaviSite sales and marketing efforts throughout the UK and Europe as the company accelerates its growth and offerings in the global cloud-based managed services market.
"We are thrilled to have Philip heading up our UK office. Philip has an outstanding track record of bringing operational and financial success to companies across a variety of industries, including enterprise managed infrastructure and services," said Brooks Borcherding, President at NaviSite. "Philip will play a central role in leading our success and expanding our compelling enterprise cloud service offerings into the UK and beyond."
Cheek, a qualified accountant (FCCA), brings extensive senior executive level experience to NaviSite, with a proven ability to deliver strong leadership, excellence in client service, and a focus on profitability. Prior to joining NaviSite, Cheek held a number of executive roles, including Managing Director at Globix Ltd for seven years, where he turned the company into a profitable managed hosting company culminating in a £35m trade sale. He also has extensive knowledge of the Data Centre Market, having worked at Infinity SDC Ltd as Director for Business Development and his diverse background includes working as Managing Director within an electronic countermeasures company and General Manager of a multi-national freight and logistics business.
"It's an exciting time to join the NaviSite team, as the company builds on its significant managed and hosting services experience and impressive customer base to establish itself as a leader in the cloud," said Cheek. "I'm looking forward to doing everything I can to enhance data center capabilities and services, and increase brand awareness in the UK and across Europe."
NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI) is the premier provider of complex hosting, application management and managed cloud services for enterprises. The Company provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructure and lower their capital and operational costs. Nearly 1,400 customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 600 professionals. For more information on NaviSite services, please visit www.navisite.com.