Veteran SAVVIS and IBM Marketing Executive to Lead Internap`s Global Marketing Programs and Brand Development
ATLANTA--(October 15, 2007)--Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim Leach, 45, as vice president of marketing & sales operations.
Mr. Leach joins Internap after serving seven years at SAVVIS, Inc. where he helped the company grow from a start-up to an $800 million global leader in IT infrastructure services. For the last three years, Mr. Leach was vice president of corporate marketing, responsible for go-to-market programs, marketing communications and press and industry analyst relations. Prior to joining SAVVIS, Mr. Leach spent 15 years at IBM in solutions engineering, sales and marketing. In his last assignment as a marketing executive at IBM, he was responsible for building and launching a global portfolio of e-business solutions for the financial services industry, which grew to $2 billion in annual revenues. In this role, he led solutions teams in Canada, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.
"Internap is poised for growth and continues to attract seasoned leaders to take the company to the next level," said James P. DeBlasio, president and chief executive officer at Internap. "I am pleased to welcome Jim to the Internap team. His experience, expertise and energy will help us claim a unique and compelling position in the industry."
In his role at Internap, Mr. Leach will provide leadership and management of the company`s marketing organization and programs worldwide. He will be responsible for go-to-market campaigns, sales support, marketing communications, press and industry analyst outreach, market planning and segmentation, partner/channel programs, strategic alliances, product marketing and branding.
"Enterprise CIOs are looking for trusted suppliers of IT solutions that improve the efficiency of their operations and optimize the performance of their applications," said Mr. Leach. "Internap has a great portfolio of technology assets and a long history of working in partnership with IT organizations to maximize the value delivered to the overall business. I am thrilled to be joining Internap and look forward to demonstrating our value to the marketplace."
Mr. Leach graduated with honors and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton College (Northfield, MN) and holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) with concentrations in marketing, finance and organizational behavior.
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience; by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to innovate their business and create new revenue opportunities.
More than 3,400 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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