DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) -
- Phillips succeeds Roy Dimoff, who will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board
- Transition represents natural progression in the company's growth trajectory and continued momentum
- Phillips is a seasoned and accomplished industry veteran who has been recognized for leadership excellence
ViaWest, one of the nation's largest privately held colocation, cloud and managed services providers, announced today that Nancy Phillips, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Roy Dimoff, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, will continue in his role as Chairman.
"After almost fourteen years as ViaWest's Chief Executive Officer, I have decided it is the right time to transition full executive responsibility to my long-time business partner and co-founder, Nancy Phillips," stated Dimoff. "Together we have built a tremendous organization that, I am proud to say, has established a long track record of success. Nancy is the best person to build on ViaWest's strong foundation, and I have the utmost confidence that the company will continue to thrive under her executive leadership." Phillips and Dimoff have been entrepreneurs and business partners for 26 years.
Ms. Phillips, who has received several awards recognizing her leadership excellence, steps into the role of Chief Executive Officer during a period of strong company and industry growth. "ViaWest has accomplished a great deal since 1999," Phillips said. "We have the right strategy, momentum in our markets, high-caliber employees, strong leadership and a tremendous reputation for customer service and product innovation. I look forward to leading the company as we continue to seize the opportunities ahead and build for the future."
Robert Morse, a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners, which acquired ViaWest, along with GI Partners, in 2010, stated "Nancy and Roy have both been fundamental to ViaWest's success over the years. Roy's leadership has put ViaWest in a very strong position. Customers, partners and employees can have great confidence that, under Nancy's direction, ViaWest will remain a leader in this growing industry."
For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.
ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 24 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers' unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.