KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, today announced that Lisa Rhodes, Vice President of Market Development, has been recognized with a Gold Stevie® in the Maverick of the Year category for the Women in Business Awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
Rhodes is recognized for spearheading an inventive global marketing, public relations and advertising campaign which encourages corporate leaders worldwide to consider Verne Global's 100% renewably powered data center campus for hosting their big data needs. The campus in Iceland offers companies significant power and cost savings benefits, including 20 year visibility in power pricing protection, a highly reliable dual-sourced, green power grid, and the ability to reduce corporate carbon footprint. Since the 2012 grand opening, Verne Global has secured top-tier customers, such as the BMW Group, COLT and RMS. Verne Global has been influential in driving the importance of choosing the best location for IT applications based on TCO and carbon emission benefits.
"It's exciting to see how our marketing efforts have paid off in terms of our recent partnerships, customer wins and engagement opportunities," said Rhodes. "I am honored to be recognized for this award as it shows just how important focusing on the right message with an out-of-the-box approach can be in reaching key decision makers."
Judged by more than 140 industry executives, Rhodes is recognized among the nearly 1,200 nominations for consideration in more than 90 categories for the 10th annual awards competition. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented at a gala awards banquet at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on November 8, 2013.
About Verne Global
Verne Global is an innovative developer of energy efficient data center campuses, including the industry's first 100% dual sourced, renewably powered data center in Keflavik, Iceland. Discover how companies like BMW Group, RMS and CCP Games are going green with their data at www.verneglobal.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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