Virtus Data Centres Ltd, has announced that Darren Watkins has joined the company as its new sales director.
Darren joins the Virtus team from euNetworks where he was head of sales for the UK, working with a number of large financial institutions and media agencies. He was also closely involved with increasing euNetworks’ expertise within the low latency trading market.
With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and managed services sectors including time at BT, Level3 Communications, Attenda and COLT, Darren will be focusing on strengthening Virtus’ market share in the UK Enterprise and Channel Markets as well as spearheading the sales strategy for LONDON2, Virtus’ new flagship Tier 3 facility in West London, which will be completed in the summer of 2014.
“I am absolutely delighted that Darren has chosen to join us. He is a respected sales leader in the UK ICT community with a first class track record. Knowledge and experience of advanced Networking is increasingly important in providing flexible and efficient data centre solutions. Darren's expertise and experience of the connectivity sector as well as hosting, will prove absolutely invaluable to us in helping to shape customer solutions and refining our flexible connectivity and collocation service portfolio to meet changing customer requirements,” said Neil Cresswell, CEO of Virtus.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a fast growing and dynamic company in the data centre sector and am looking forward to using my detailed networking knowledge and experience of the telecoms market to develop and enhance partnerships wherever possible. Ultimately my aim is to create a unique customer experience that reinforces the Virtus position that it is easy to do business with,” said Watkins.