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TierPoint appoints four to key leadership roles

Staff writer |
St. Louis, Mo., USA - January 29, 2016, St. Louis, Mo., USA - TierPoint, LLC, a data center service provider, appoints Terry Morrison, Octavio Morales, Robert Hicks, and Keith Markley to key leadership roles within the technology and operations management team.




Terry Morrison has been named Senior Vice President, Technology.

Mr. Morrison has more than 20 years of industry engineering and management experience, including as a co-founder of Perimeter Technology Center, which was purchased by TierPoint in 2011. Most recently, Mr. Morrison served as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Facilities for TierPoint.

Octavio Morales, Robert Hicks, and Keith Markley have each been named a Senior Vice President of Operations.

Responsible for local operations and data centers in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Washington, Mr. Morales is an industry veteran with extensive accomplishments in the LAN, MAN, and data center markets at the semiconductor, systems, and service provider levels.

Mr. Morales has over 30 years of success leading startups and established companies, including co-founding TierPoint in Spokane in 2003 and serving as Chief Executive Officer until the company's acquisition in 2012 (now TierPoint Spokane, LLC).

He has also worked in various leadership capacities with World Wide Packets, Alcatel, Packet Engines, and NCR. Mr. Morales most recently served as General Manager for TierPoint's Pacific Northwest region.

Responsible for local operations and data centers in Arkansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, Mr. Hicks has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He joined TierPoint as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pennsylvania, through the company's acquisition of Xand in 2014.

Prior to joining TierPoint, Mr. Hicks served in senior positions at DBSi in Pennsylvania and at two Florida-based system integrators, where he worked in sales leadership and business management.

Prior to that, he worked in various roles within the IS and engineering departments of a Fortune 500 company.

Responsible for local operations and data centers in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin, Mr. Markley has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience across sales, operations, marketing, and customer support.

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