Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: LMOS), a fiber-based data center service provider in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, has announced Michael Creech as director of sales for the company’s recently created Lumos Data Center business. Creech will report to Josh Wolff, senior vice president for Lumos Data Centers; both will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Per a press release, "From 2006-2012 and again from 2015-2017, Michael Creech was a senior consultant at TierPoint, based in Charlotte, and was focused on the delivery of IaaS-Cloud/Hybrid, Managed Hosting & Data Center services. During the period from 2012-2015, Michael served as a partner account executive at Alert Logic in Charlotte focused on providing security and compliance solutions to on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructures."
According to third party research cited by Lumos, the total Charlotte co-location market in 2017 is estimated to be approximately $140 million, up nearly 7% year-over-year. The market is estimated to reach over $150 million in 2018, up nearly 7% versus 2017. The Charlotte metro area is the 22nd largest MSA in the US with a population of approximately 2.5 million, up nearly 12% since 2010. Charlotte’s population growth over that period was the fourth highest of the 22 largest MSAs.
“I am pleased to announce that Michael Creech has joined Lumos Data Centers as a sales director and believe that Josh Wolff is building out his team in an efficient and thoughtful manner,” said Timothy G. Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Michael has deep experience and relationships in the robust Charlotte data center market and over time, we expect that we will increase our market share of the Charlotte co-location and managed services market from our current share of less than 5%.”
Creech commented, “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my experience and relationships to accelerate the growth of Lumos Data Centers. Lumos Networks has a tradition of creating customer-focused solutions and Josh and I look forward to emulating that success within our newly created Lumos Data Centers business.”