Verio, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications and leader in global IP solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Teflian to senior vice president, Global Solutions, effective immediately. He will report to Greg Conley, Verio president and CEO.
According to Verio, in this new role, Teflian will lead strategy for VerioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s unified hosting solutions serving both the small-to-midsize and enterprise markets globally. He will also oversee product and solutions management, strategic alliances and corporate marketing, as well as VerioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s technology governance and applied research to ensure maximum effectiveness from the alignment of business and technology initiatives.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOver the past two years, Verio has strengthened its leadership position in hosting services for the vast small to medium business segment, and emerged as a global leader in enterprise-level services and solutions,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said CEO Greg Conley. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWith this marked growth in mind, the time couldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t be better to have a strong business and IT leader like Mark join our team.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWith his impressive track record and business results, Mark will be a great asset as we deliver a set of unified solutions to the market, creating a powerful customer proposition for increasing performance, efficiency and business results for their organization,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Conley added.
With 23 years of experience building globally competitive businesses, Teflian, 48, joins Verio from Martingale Corporation, a business he co-founded and led as president. While under TeflianÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s leadership, Martingale developed and launched IT performance engineering solutions to the global 1000. During this time, Teflian also co-founded and served as chairman of Customer Evolutions, a customer data integration solutions company serving the global travel and transportation market.
Before founding Martingale, Teflian was with Tanning Technology Corporation, a global systems integrator and IT solutions provider. As vice president, Strategic Business and Solutions, and later president and CEO, Teflian was instrumental in leading TanningÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s business, market and technology development groups, transforming the business into a high-value IT solutions provider during his tenure there from 2001 through 2003.
Prior to Tanning, Teflian founded digital marketplace builder TimeÃƒÆ’Ã‹Å“ LLC, a subsidiary of Perot Systems, and also served as Perot Systems CorporationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s global electronic commerce practice leader.
In his earlier career, Teflian founded and built Covia Technologies, a division of Galileo International, as well as leading the Strategic Technology team at United Air Lines, whose industry-leading innovations include the widely used Apollo computer reservation system. While at United, TeflianÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s teams also developed and implemented a range of new voice, data and network services.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œVerio, in conjunction with NTT Communications, has helped to shape the way people in business use hosting and Internet Protocol services – turning them into powerful business tools and solutions,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Teflian. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œVerio, our customers, and the market are poised for innovation and growth. I look forward to working with this talented team to continue delivering new and enhanced programs and solutions, forging strategic partnerships, and building on VerioÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s tradition of leadership by creating the best in end-to-end managed services and performance management capabilities of the highest quality of service and reliability for our customers.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMark comes to Verio at an exciting time in our companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s history,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Conley. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are positioned for continued growth, and MarkÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s established track record of results, stemming from his ability to mobilize world-class individuals, cross-functional teams and other companies toward a common vision, qualifies him to lead our Global Solutions division in this next phase of our business.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â