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CenturyLink Names Jeff Von Deylen President of Savvis
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 28, 2012 04:30 PM
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that CenturyLink has appointed Jeff Von Deylen president of Savvis.
Von Deylen, who previously served as senior vice president of global operations and client services at Savvis, assumes the position from Bill Fathers, who has chosen to leave the company after a transition period ending in March 2013. Von Deylen's appointment is effective today.
"Jeff has been vital to Savvis' success for nearly a decade, focusing on growth and improvement strategies for our network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions," said Jim Ousley, chief executive officer of Savvis and president of CenturyLink's Enterprise Markets Group. "Under Bill's leadership, Savvis has experienced significant growth, both to its global footprint and product portfolio. This vision has helped shape a strong course for Jeff to take forward."
Von Deylen joined Savvis in 2003 as chief financial officer and board member. During his six years as CFO, Savvis experienced steady growth as the result of several acquisitions, the raising of significant financing and the expansion of Savvis' data center and network footprint.
Before joining Savvis, Von Deylen held financial and corporate development positions at companies such as American Electric Power Co., GTS Telecommunications, Qwest Communications International and Arthur Andersen. Von Deylen holds a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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