Overland Park, Kan. (November 23, 2015) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced today that Stephen Douglas has joined the company as Vice President – Investor Relations and Strategic Planning. Douglas reports to Jeff Berson, Chief Investment Officer.
Douglas joins QTS with more than 10 years of financial services industry experience, including nine years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as a vice president on the US Telecom Services and REIT equity research teams. Douglas began his career as an analyst with Duff & Phelps, LLC in New York.
“Stephen’s strong background and deep knowledge of data center REITs, coupled with his analytics and valuation expertise will help us continue to meet the needs of our shareholders and investor community,” said Jeff Berson, Chief Investment Officer - QTS.
Douglas is a cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond’s E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in finance. He was a Division I scholarship member of the varsity soccer team throughout college.
“I am thrilled to be joining the QTS family,” said Douglas. “I have worked in the data center sector for several years and QTS’ differentiated platform and unique approach to the industry made it the logical next step for me.”
Douglas is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and a CFA charterholder.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 900 customers. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.