OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, has selected John Lind as the company's vice president of federal sales.
Lind is responsible for leading QTS' efforts to grow its Federal Systems Group, which supports customers across the public sector, including numerous federal and state agencies and system integrators. Lind is based out of QTS' Federal Systems Group office in Reston, VA.
Lind has more than 20 years of telecommunications operations and sales leadership experience, much of it devoted to servicing the federal sector. He joins QTS from Equinix, Inc., where he was responsible for federal markets. In this role, Lind managed the federal sales team, the supporting marketing solutions architect and the sales engineering functions. He also spent 13 years at Level 3 Communications, where he held various leadership positions within the sales division, both commercial and federal, ultimately as vice president of sales - federal markets.
"John's extensive understanding of the technology requirements of federal agencies, and his experience within the data center industry, combined with his business insight, made him the best candidate to drive QTS' federal sales initiative," said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer sales and marketing – QTS. "These are exciting times for the growth of QTS and the addition of John to our federal sales team will play a critical role in helping QTS provide the highly secure and compliant solutions our government customers expect."
Lind earned a Master's in Telecommunications Administration from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech and attended post-graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
QTS currently supports federal agencies across the executive branch, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community. QTS' 1.3 million square foot Richmond Data Center not only services federal customers, but also houses a continuous transformational environment (CTE) lab for critical testing and analysis of commercial and government off-the-shelf software and hardware.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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