IBM, HP veterans join data center leader to execute growth strategy.
Overland Park, KS (July 11, 2012)–
- QTS completes executive team, adds experienced leadership to improve joint focus on growth and profitability performance.
- Dan Bennewitz named chief operations officer – sales and marketing and will enhance go-to-market execution.
- Jim Reinhart joins company as chief operations officer – development and operations to guide development, service delivery and operations.
QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, announced the appointment of veteran technology industry executives Dan Bennewitz and Jim Reinhart to senior executive management roles. The additions realign QTS' executive management team to focus on the company's aggressive development and execute its rapid growth strategy.
Dan Bennewitz is QTS' chief operating officer – sales and marketing, and will lead the company's sales and marketing efforts, as well as cloud services. During his more than 30 years at IBM, Bennewitz held a series of sales, marketing and executive management positions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, Bennewitz served as vice president, IBM Sales Model, where he led IBM's go-to-market transformation. His tenure includes service as vice president of the East Region of the U.S., where he led IBM's software, hardware and services businesses. Previously he led IBM's U.S. Communications and Healthcare Industries and served as managing director of sales for IBM Japan and vice president, global mainframe server sales. Bennewitz is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University.
"I'm excited to join the QTS team and help align the sales and marketing teams to enhance the focus on consultative selling, particularly with QTS' emerging cloud services capabilities," said Bennewitz. "For such a young company, QTS has achieved a great deal. I'm eager to apply my background in building and executing go-to-market strategies to capitalize on QTS' success and help the company meet its aggressive growth goals."
Joining the company to lead development and operations, Jim Reinhart has more than 25 years of managerial experience, including leadership positions guiding several functions at Fortune 500 companies. Reinhart comes to QTS from Genworth, where he held executive roles in operations, technology, strategy and marketing. Previously, Reinhart served in managerial roles at Capital One and Hewlett-Packard. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Naval Nuclear Power School, Reinhart served as a nuclear submarine officer before getting a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
"QTS has developed a remarkable portfolio that can meet almost any data center or cloud services requirement," said Reinhart. "I look forward to working with the company's development, engineering, service delivery and operations teams to maximize the capability of the current assets and create new ones that add value to QTS customers. Joining QTS in this role to help the company meet its potential is an extraordinary opportunity."
"As QTS looks to build on our rapid growth, having the proper leadership in place is critical," said Chad Williams, chief executive officer – QTS. "I could not be more excited that we have been able to round out our executive team with the additions of Dan and Jim. Both are exceptional leaders with the wide-ranging experience, collaborative management styles and value systems that will support our continued performance growth. Organizing leadership under these two executives will improve the coordination of our initiatives and empower our team to leverage our portfolio and product set to execute against our accelerating growth strategy."
About QTS QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. QTS owns, operates and manages over 3 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qualitytech.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
Contact: Caitlin Crowley communications 21 for QTS 404.814.1330