San Diego, CA – September 14th, 2010 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of data center and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced the hiring of Timothy Caulfield, a data center industry veteran, as chief executive officer. Caulfield will leverage his expertise to bolster the AIS portfolio of services and build upon the foundation laid by Alessandra Lezama, who is leaving after three years of leading the company.
Caulfield, a well-known thought-leader during the evolution of the data center industry, has held senior executive leadership roles with Savvis, Cable & Wireless America, Exodus and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
“Tim has an unparalleled track record as a senior executive who strengthens data center operations, focuses on customer services and support, expands technical capabilities, retains key employees and takes organizations to their next level of performance,” said Scott McCormack, partner at Seaport Capital and AIS Board member. “We are excited to have him join AIS.”
McCormack added, “The Board of AIS would like to thank outgoing CEO, Alessandra Lezama, for her guidance and leadership over the past three years during which AIS built a solid foundation and expanded its data center footprint.”
“AIS, with its seven premium data center facilities in California and Arizona, has a solid reputation for offering unsurpassed security and award-winning redundancy for ensuring long-term business continuity,” said Caulfield. “I look forward to bringing my industry experience to AIS to build upon its market leading position by adding to the breadth and depth of services being offered.”
As senior vice president of Global Operations at Savvis, a global leader in IT infrastructure services for enterprises, Caulfield led the efforts to rapidly expand the company’s international data center footprint, upgrade its network infrastructure and expand its operational capabilities for managed services and utility computing. Previously, as the managing director for Global Services at Savvis, Caulfield was responsible for the company’s top customers, as well as its Professional Services and Managed Security Services businesses. While at Cable & Wireless America, Caulfield led its Hosting business, which represented over $450MM of revenue.
About American Internet Services
American Internet Services (AIS) is an enterprise-class data center and connectivity services company, with seven premium data center footprints in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix. AIS provides unsurpassed security and award-winning redundancy for both primary and disaster recovery (DR/BCP) colocation setups, cost-effective transit and transport connectivity solutions over fiber, copper and wireless, as well as managed services such as geographic load balancing, Internet firewall security and remote data storage. Privately held, AIS is backed by Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. For more information, visit www.americanis.net or call (866) 971-2656.