Savvis Hosting announced a new president would step in from March 2013. Jeff Von Deylen is the company’s chosen applicant who will replace current present Bill Fathers after the transition period elapses.
Von Deylen takes over from Bill Fathers who will leave his position of two years. Von Deylen is already a part of the company, but Fathers will remain to help ensure a smooth transition for the new appointment into this prominent position. Savvis Hosting refused to comment on the reasons for their current president deciding to leave the company so abruptly.
The web host decided to employ Von Deylen due to his vast experience in the industry, alongside his familiarity with the way the organisation works and the sort of culture it promotes. He has already served as the organisation’s senior vice president of global operations and client services, board member, and chief financial officer since 2003. Furthermore, it’s also been attributed to the host’s major success in things like expanding in China, in the form of its virtual hosting services.
The Chief Executive Officer of the host, Jim Ousley commented in a statement about the appointment: “Under Bill’s leadership, Savvis has experienced significant growth, both to its global footprint and product portfolio. This vision has helped shape a strong course for Jeff to take forward.”
In his statement he also alluded to Savvis’s rapid success since 2003 (when Von Deylen joined the company) with constant steady growth, even through the global economic downturn. Von Deylen undoubtedly played a major role in some of the company’s recent acquisitions, such as its acquirement of the IT outsourcing business operated by Ciber.
Savvis expects Von Deylen to continue promoting growth and using his experience from his former corporate appointments at Qwest Communications International, American Electric Power Co., Arthur Andersen, and GTS Telecommunications.