QTS Adds Neil Sprague to Growing Legal Team
Overland Park, Kan. (July 2, 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 Neil Sprague has joined QTS as Senior Associate General Counsel, becoming the fifth in-house attorney.
Based out of Kansas City, Sprague has over 34 years of corporate legal experience with multinational companies. Most recently, he managed internal and external legal affairs as Senior Vice President/General Counsel and Secretary for EPR Properties, a publicly held REIT with total assets of approximately $4 billion. Sprague previously served as the Associate General Counsel for DineEquity, the holding company of Applebee’s International and IHOP Corporation, where he was on the leadership team for the $2.2 billion merger of the two brands. Prior to that he was a partner at the Kansas City based law firm of Shook, Hardy and Bacon L.L.P.
“Neil’s experience in real estate and with large public companies will be a tremendous asset to our legal team and beneficial in the future growth of QTS,” said Shirley Goza, General Counsel - QTS. "As a fast-growing organization, QTS relies on its in-house counsel to have a deep understanding of not only legal processes, but business processes as well.”
Sprague is based at QTS’ Overland Park, Kansas headquarters. Sprague holds a law degree from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree in economics/finance from the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions and fully managed services, and the owner of Carpathia Hosting, a leading provider of hybrid cloud services and managed hosting. 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 Facility Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 25 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.