St. Louis, Missouri – (The Hosting News) – January 29, 2009 – IT infrastructure services for business applications, Savvis, has appointed Thomas T. Riley, as its new Senior Vice President, Managing Director Savvis International.
Reporting directly to Savvis CEO, Phil Koen, Mr. Riley is responsible for driving Savvis’ international growth strategy primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Mr. Riley has nearly three decades of experience in international business and technology. For the past five years, Mr. Riley served as the United States Ambassador to Morocco focusing on economic development and assisting US businesses in establishing or expanding operations.
Mr. Riley noted, ”The growing demand for enterprise-class, managed IT solutions delivered over global IT infrastructure is creating new opportunities for organizations to grow their businesses on an international scale. Having led managed hosting models earlier in my career I understand why organizations are increasingly turning to managed IT solutions. Savvis is in a great position to fill this need and I look forward to working closely with Phil and leading Savvis’ International team.”
Prior to his foreign service post, he served as President and CEO for several Silicon Valley technology companies from 1999-2003. Mr. Riley spent 14 years with Unity Systems, an international home and building controls business. He also served as the President and CEO of Web State, an online training company and ActivePhoto a provider of online digital photo services. He held previous roles in the US, Northern Ireland, England and France with TRW and General Resources Corporation. He began his career in engineering with Boeing.
Phil Koen commented, ”Tom Riley is a proven leader who understands the requirements for growing a business on a global scale. We are seeing increasing opportunity in key regions such as EMEA and Asia Pac and Tom