C Spire Business Solutions Ramps Up Data Center Sales Team

Newly formed cloud services sales team to focus on $23 Million Tier III+ Data Center that solidifies C Spire's position as a world-class diversified technology leader

Jul 29, 2015, 19:49 ET from C Spire

RIDGELAND, Miss., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire Business Solutions has developed an enterprise sales team focused solely on cloud-based services optimized to provide the superior uptime, compliance and security demanded by vital service organizations such as hospitals, banks and government agencies. C Spire's award-winning IT team, dedicated sales consultants and unrivaled local support deliver a deep service relationship, uninterrupted service and secure performance.

Opened in November 2014, C Spire's data center is the only Tier III+ data facility within 250 miles of its Starkville, MS location – and one of only 19 such commercially available facilities in the United States. Enterprise services include best in class enterprise grade colocation, cloud services, data storage, managed security, disaster recovery, outsourced IT applications, C Spire fiber circuit connectivity, dedicated Internet access a C Spire solutions management office, and conference room space for temporarily deployed client IT staff. As a full-service disaster contingency facility, the data center is ranked only below first responders and hospitals for fuel distribution for powering facility generators.

Promotions and new hires include:

Nathan Slater was promoted to Vice President, Cloud Services Sales. Nathan directs the development of C Spire Business Solutions cloud service and channel sales strategies to drive customer acquisition and revenue goals for the enterprise sales team. He develops and maintains a team of high-performing cloud sales executives and continually seeks innovative methods for improving team performance and profitability. Nathan has a long history of successful sales leadership and management with Fortune 500 companies and joined C Spire in 2013 as the company's first Enterprise Account Executive, Cloud Solutions. Nathan graduated from Jackson State University with a master's degree in computer science.

Jeff Middleton has been hired as Channel Development Manager, Cloud Services. Jeff is responsible for development and execution of a new channel sales organization to accelerate C Spire's Cloud Services sales efforts. Jeff has over 24 years of telecommunications and IT experience in the high tech and financial industries. He is a member of Sales & Marketing Executives International and the Digital Innovation & Technology Executive Network. He's earned various leadership, sales and customer service awards and completed the Leadership Development Program at Harvard University. His hometown is Greensboro, NC where he earned a bachelor's degree in Management from Guilford College and subsequently a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA.

Catherine A. (Cathy) Hurdle, Daniel H. (Dan) Huss and William V. (Bill) Wiltshire have joined C Spire as Senior Enterprise Account Executives, Cloud Solutions. They will develop sales plans in their market areas that cultivate, qualify and develop customer relationships and opportunities for cloud service offerings. Responsibilities include selling Tier 3 Data Center products and services.

Cathy Hurdle is based in Memphis, TN, and joins C Spire with over 28 years of expertise in IT networks, data centers and telecommunications.  She has earned multiple awards in sales and community service, and maintains numerous industry certifications with Cisco, EMC, VMWare and Citrix. She is also a Certified Toastmaster and has facilitated many seminars as well as being a spokesperson for many community events.

Dan Huss, based in Memphis, TN, has over 22 years experience in IT infrastructure and telecommunications. He has earned numerous sales awards and certifications in selling, account management, information management, project management and leadership. Originally from Marseilles, IL, Dan has a bachelor of science in Technology Management from DeVry University.

Bill Wiltshire, based in Ridgeland, MS, has consistently been recognized as a sales and operations leader during his many years in the telecommunications and IT industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He has a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Belhaven University.

For more information about C Spire's data center or C Spire cloud solutions visit www.cspire.com/cloudservices.

About C Spire Business Solutions
C Spire Business Solutions offers businesses a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade technology solutions for IP voice, dedicated Internet access, wireless 4G LTE and cloud services. The business unit provides advanced technology business-to-business sales, service, support and account management through dedicated, knowledgeable teams who live and work nearby and who understand the complex needs, markets and challenges facing individual businesses. For more information about C Spire Business Solutions and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com/business, call 855-CSPIRE2 (277-4732) or email enterprisesales@cspire.com.

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