DENVER, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaWest, a leading provider of adaptable colocation and managed services, announces the hiring of Laurel Burton as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Ms. Burton will spearhead marketing, lead generation, and branding for the company's five state footprint, including major markets such as Denver, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Austin, and Las Vegas. ViaWest is aggressively growing both organically and through strategic acquisitions, having added 12 data center facilities since 2008. The hiring of Ms. Burton to lead ViaWest's marketing efforts clearly communicates the company's focus on continued market share expansion.
"We are very excited to welcome Laurel to the team," said Paul Gerrard, ViaWest's EVP of Sales & Marketing. "Laurel has a wealth of industry-related experience and a keen understanding of our strategic goals." Paul continued, "With our aggressive growth plan, I fully expect Laurel's efforts to have a profound influence on the company's success in 2011 and beyond."
Previous to ViaWest, Ms. Burton managed the Enterprise Acquisition Marketing Group for Qwest Communications, where she guided the company's efforts in the growth of business services. Prior to Qwest, she also held business marketing positions with Ernst & Young, Sequel Venture Partners, and Baxter Healthcare. Ms. Burton is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she received both a MBA and a Master's in Telecommunications Engineering.
ViaWest currently operates 20 enterprise-class data centers spanning Colorado, Texas, Utah, Oregon, and Nevada. For additional information on ViaWest management, as well as the company's available products and services, please visit the company web site (www.viawest.com).
Headquartered in Denver, ViaWest provides a unique set of colocation and comprehensive managed services to mid-sized and enterprise level businesses. As a super-regional service provider ViaWest maintains 20 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, and offers broad expertise to furnish customers with leading technology infrastructure solutions, as well as the critical resources to support their unique business needs. ViaWest currently serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, Red Robin, Chipotle, and Northrop Grumman. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.ViaWest.com or call 1-877-448-9378.