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May 04, 2016

QTS Chicago Ramps Up Team for Mega Data Center July Opening

QTS expands data center team with key facility management and sales professionals
Overland Park, Kan. (May 4, 2016) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities, managed hosting and cloud services, is announcing 13 key hires as part of the new QTS Chicago team. These 13 professionals bring decades of data center, sales and critical facility management experience to expand the current facilities team.

Nabon Marsico is the QTS Chicago Site Director. Marsico, formerly Regional Director for East Coast Operations for Zayo/Latisys, was responsible for all of Zayo’s Eastern United States data centers. Prior to that, he was with Equinix, Stargate and Emerson/Liebert fulfilling electrical engineering and facility management roles. Marsico served in the U.S. Navy where he was a nuclear-trained electrician aboard a fast-attack submarine.

Marsico has added on Hector Hernandez as Data Center Operations Manager, Toby Hallmer as Critical Environment Technician Manager, Jerry Knuz as Senior Engineer, Art Garcia as Security Operations Manager and Michael Guess as DCIM Engineer. Additionally, he will soon be hiring CETs, DCO Techs and a site coordinator.

“The level of talent in the Chicago area has been excellent and filled with highly qualified candidates who have been drawn to QTS based on our reputation of putting people first,” said Nabon Marsico, Chicago Site Director – QTS. “It has been exciting to be able to build a team from the ground up. When choosing a team, I look for a good cultural fit along with highly skilled qualifications.”

The QTS sales team for Chicago is led by Bill Winsininski, Director of Sales and is responsible for building and leading the sales team in the Chicago market while driving sales and marketing activities to grow its unique platform of custom data centers, colocation, and cloud and managed services in Chicago. Winsininski joins QTS from ByteGrid Data Center Partners where he was Vice President and General Manager for the Midwest Region.  He was responsible for launching two data center properties and creating an ecosystem in the Midwest driving over 3 megawatts of retail and wholesale deals. Winsininski is a Navy Veteran and served as a Search and Rescue Swimmer during Operation Desert Storm, where he was attached to the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. 

Additional commercial colocation, data center and cloud sales and solution engineering executives joining the Chicago team are Chad Morris, formerly of Cumulus Technologies Group, Leo Chinnaswamy, formerly of Telx, John Macchia, formerly of ServerCentral, Cindy O’Connell, formerly of WOW Business, Kevin Piket, formerly of CoverMyMeds and Tom Chaffin, formerly of Continuum Data Centers.

“The team we have built thus far at QTS Chicago embodies our commitment to customers,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing – QTS. “Our people-powered approach means QTS invests in supplying attentive, consultative service that is unmatched in the data center industry.”

Construction is nearing completion on the state-of-the-art data center. QTS purchased the former Chicago Sun-Times Printing plant, which sits on a 30-acre campus. The 317,000 square foot facility will open July 2016.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS’ integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 24 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS. 

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