Savvis Appoints Bill Fathers To President, Savvis, Inc.By Savvis Inc., PRNE
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Company's Chief Sales and Marketing Executive will Continue Current Duties While Further Expanding Activities to Accelerate Growth on a Global Basis
ST. LOUIS, February 25, 2011 - Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and
hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Bill Fathers,
senior vice president and global head of sales and marketing, has been
promoted to the position of president, Savvis Inc. In his new position
Fathers, who will continue reporting to Chairman and CEO Jim Ousley, will
maintain all current responsibilities while undertaking further efforts to
build Savvis' strategic partnerships and grow a diverse, worldwide customer
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Fathers joined Savvis in 2007 as senior vice president, financial
services business owner and global head of product development. Later serving
as the company's sales and marketing chief, Fathers was placed in charge of
Savvis' global strategic business direction as well as its worldwide sales
execution, solutions consulting and go-to-market initiatives.
A veteran business development executive with proven success building
leading-edge go-to-market strategies in the financial services, media and
telecom industries, Fathers began his business career as a principal
consultant at PA Consulting Group. He subsequently moved to Thomson Reuters
where he was appointed managing director of a pan-European managed service
business and later senior vice president, global head of development.
"In every position he's held, Bill has exhibited strong leadership,"
Ousley said. "Savvis' international presence and market share have grown
significantly through his efforts. As president, Bill will further focus on
pursuing these alliances in addition to his existing responsibilities to help
insure our position as a leader in global managed hosting and cloud services.
It will also allow me more time to pursue additional strategic initiatives
around the world."
"Savvis' reputation for innovation, service flexibility and market
expertise has placed it at the forefront of the revolution in cloud-based
infrastructure. Our assets have allowed us to build a truly impressive sales
organization through both traditional and alternative channels," Fathers
said. "While many of my duties will not be changing, I'm looking forward to
undertaking additional efforts to expand our networks, better serve current
customers and uncover new sales opportunities."
A former captain in the British Army, Fathers holds a master's degree in
engineering from Cambridge University.
Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure
and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients,
including 32 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to
reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest
advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect
to the timing and magnitude of future expansion, entry into strategic
alliances and our position in our industry. Actual results may differ
materially from expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in
this document speak only as of the date of publication, Feb. 25, 2011.
Subsequent events and developments may cause the company's forward-looking
statements to change, and the company will not undertake efforts to revise
those forward-looking statements to reflect after this date.
Media: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot at savvis.net, or Investors: Peggy Reilly Tharp, +1-314-628-7491, peggy.tharp at savvis.net
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