Local Executive Selected to Oversee Expansion Into Greater Cincinnati Market
CINCINNATI, Ohio. (March 10, 2008) – Peak 10 , the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider, has named Ernest Leffler, a well-known local executive, to oversee its growth and expansion into the Cincinnati market. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent expansion into the Greater Cincinnati region by acquiring a 22,000-square-foot facility based in West Chester, OH.
After a comprehensive search, Peak 10 selected Leffler to build its Cincinnati operations and to manage the delivery of its enterprise-class business solutions. Leffler will be responsible for the management of the Cincinnati data center including operations, engineering, sales and business development. Leffler joined Peak 10 from Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. In his 18 years at Accenture, Leffler served in management positions with the company’s Technology Services and Outsourcing organizations, including managing overall operations for its Cincinnati Delivery Center.
“Ernest’s business integrity and success in managing technology operations makes him the perfect candidate to leadPeak 10 Cincinnati and to fit our entrepreneurial culture,” said David Jones, president and chief executive officer of Peak 10. “He is a talented leader with deep relationships within the local business community; and we look forward to having him strengthen Peak 10’s focus on delivering our world-class services to the high-growth, small-to-midsize businesses in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton region.”
Peak 10’s expansion in to the Greater Cincinnati region reflects the significant trend in the SMB community to outsource IT infrastructure; increasing awareness of the need for business continuity and disaster recovery services; increasing demand for managed IT services; and meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Peak 10 serves as a trusted and scalable infrastructure partner with a variety of Cincinnati-area businesses and organizations such as Tellus, itelligence, Association for Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour and Check Exchange, helping them to cost-effectively manage and accelerate their growth.
“I’m excited to be joining Peak 10 at a time of such incredible growth and opportunity,” said Leffler. “I admire, and believe in, Peak 10’s proven business model of scaling through strategic market development and consistent organic growth. I look forward to being an active member of the management team and enhancing Peak 10’s success and reputation in the Cincinnati region.”
Peak 10 enables companies to increase revenue growth, improve service levels, meet regulatory compliance and lower costs by maximizing internal IT resources and ensuring the security and availability of complex technology infrastructure. The company owns and operates twelve data centers in nine key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company combines its twelve world-class data centers and portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Churchill Downs, The Fresh Market and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Peak 10 is SAS 70 Type II compliant and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com .