Cloud services provider Green Cloud Technologies announced on Thursday it has expanded its presence in Florida by opening a new office in Tampa and hiring two new sales executives, both of whom come to the company from Windstream Communications.
Located at 1228 E. 7th Ave., the new Tampa office will market Green Cloud’s range of cloud-based IT services to channel partners and SMBs in the northern panhandle, central and southern regions of Florida.
Green Cloud, which currently has offices in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina, and Nashville, recently raised $2.75 million for market expansion.
This latest regional office opening and sales executive appointments only reaffirms Green Cloud Technologies’ growth in the relatively high-growth hosting market of Florida.
The company provides a range of managed IT and telecom services including virtual private servers, virtual PBX and disaster recovery services.
“Every business needs a business continuity plan during a natural or manmade disaster and it’s even more critical for those with costal markets, like Florida,” said Charles Houser, Green Cloud’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Green Cloud’s core products provide an affordable disaster recovery plan for small and medium-sized companies.”
Green Cloud has named Stephen Rieck its new regional vice president of sales where he will recruit new partners in the Florida region. He will focus on sales of Green Cloud Technologies’ cloud-based IT solutions.
Rieck will be responsible for identifying, engaging and supporting dealer managers and sales partners in the region.
He has more than 24 years of experience in the telecom industry, most recently serving as vice president of the channel partner program at Windstream.
Green Cloud also named Greg Eckley its national channel manager. Based out of the Tampa office, Eckley will responsible for driving sales of the company’s virtual server, disaster recovery and virtual PBX solutions through recruiting and engaging sales partners.
Eckley joins Green Cloud Technologies from Windstream where he served as senior district dealer manager for more than 12 years.
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