SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global wholesale datacenter provider, has named Mark T. Stephenson Vice President, Sales. Mr. Stephenson will be responsible for overseeing Digital Realty’s sales and leasing efforts in the Western United States.
Mr. Stephenson joins Digital Realty from Hewlett Packard Corporation where he was Vice President, Sales in the HP Networking Division. At Hewlett Packard, he was responsible for building its networking sales force and grew its core routing and switching business, personally driving sales with major U.S.-based corporate enterprise customers. Before joining Hewlett Packard, Mr. Stephenson was with Cisco Systems as Regional Operation Director, Northern California Enterprise/Global Accounts. Throughout his 20+ year career, he has focused on driving exceptional results by developing IT sales solutions for the enterprise customer.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Digital Realty team,” said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty. “Mark is an accomplished sales leader with enterprise solution selling experience and C-level partnering expertise. He is a great addition to our organization and will play a key role as we continue to build out our sales organization.”
Mr. Stephenson is assuming the position of Vice President, Sales for the Western U.S. that was previously held by Joe Goldsmith, who was recently appointed as Vice President and General Manager for Digital Realty’s Colocation business unit.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty’s 102 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 19.1 million square feet as of February 27, 2012, including 2.4 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 31 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty’s website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.
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