OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Stan Sword has joined as the company's first Chief People Officer.
Sword has more than 20 years of experience in building work environments for high performing technology companies. He has worked for leading companies including: Applebee's International, Cerner Corporation, AT&T Solutions and NCR. Prior to joining QTS, Sword worked for Sprint, where he held dual roles as vice president of Total Rewards and vice president of Relationship Management for Sprint's corporate center functions.
"We are powered by our people, they are the key differentiation in delivering a premium customer experience," said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer - QTS. "Stan has a strong background and expertise in human resources and training for large public companies, and a keen understanding that our people are what make QTS stand out."
Williams added, "Stan will focus on recruiting and retaining quality employees, while being a steward of QTS' core values and maintaining our company culture."
QTS has data center facilities in eight states and employs more than 500 people. Sword, who holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, is based at QTS' Overland Park, Kansas, headquarters. He is an active member of the United Way's Tocqueville Society and is on the board of Reveal Ministries.
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 Facility 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.
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