MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the addition of Kindra Martone as global vice president of colocation sales. Martone leads the colocation sales team and is responsible for the vision and strategy of CenturyLink’s global data center colocation initiatives, as the company continues to expand its international hosting presence to address the data center needs of organizations in Asia, Europe and North America.
Martone brings more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry and has served in a range of executive and sales leadership roles for organizations from early stage start-ups to publicly-traded, global enterprises.
The addition of Martone comes as CenturyLink continues its 2014 global data center expansions, including the recent opening of a second data center in the Toronto market. The growth is in direct response to ongoing demand for colocation, hybrid IT and cloud services in strategic markets.
“Kindra’s drive, passion and leadership enhance CenturyLink’s ability to meet the data center needs of organizations around the world,” said David Meredith, senior vice president and global general manager, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “CenturyLink is committed to helping our customers succeed through the consistent delivery of advanced IT, hosting and network services throughout Asia, Europe and North America.”
Martone joins CenturyLink from IO Data Centers, where she served in a number of executive positions, including senior vice president of global sales and marketing. During her tenure at IO, Martone led the company’s data center expansions to over 2 million square feet of data center space in multiple markets, including Edison, N.J., Singapore and London. She also developed and implemented international distribution channels in North America, Europe and Asia. Before IO, Martone served in sales and operations management roles at Cisco Systems.
“I’m honored to support CenturyLink’s commitment to current and future customers, as we continue to invest in our industry-leading, globally available IT solutions,” Martone said. “The company’s data centers provide the flexibility and 100 percent uptime that today’s enterprises have come to expect. Plus, CenturyLink continues to advance its breadth of capabilities and offerings – we have a number of Uptime Institute Tier III-certified facilities and offer end-to-end IT solutions fully capable of handling a range of mission-critical business challenges. It’s exciting to work alongside innovative colleagues who are committed to our customers’ ongoing success.”
CenturyLink operates 57 data centers worldwide and provides industry-recognized hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure and services throughout the globe. For more information, visit http://www.centurylinktechnology.com.
About CenturyLink Technology Solutions
CenturyLink Technology Solutions delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/technology.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.