CenturyLink Names Jeff Von Deylen President of Savvis
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.
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 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.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.