QTS Realty Trust has appointed Brent Bensten as chief technology officer (CTO) and Jon Greaves as executive vice president (EVP) of Quality Special Operations, leading federal service delivery and strategy, the company reported on Wednesday.
"Brent and Jon have combined to help establish QTS as a leading innovator in the data center services industry and I look forward to their continued partnership driving QTS' success,” said Chad Williams, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of QTS.
Bensten currently serves as QTS' EVP of Architecture and Development. He will assume his new role on Feb. 1 2021, and will report to Williams as CTO. Bensten joined QTS in 2015 and has more than two decades of experience across technology and data operations.
During his career with the company, Bensten has supervised QTS’ initiative of digitizing the company’s internal and external systems and processes. He has also led the development and implementation of QTS' innovative Service Delivery Platform (SDP).
Greaves will also assume his new position on Feb. 1, 2021. As EVP of Quality Special Operations, Greaves will be responsible for QTS' federal service delivery and strategy. He will also report directly to Williams. Greaves will support Bensten on the company's technology and service delivery functions, including direct customer and partner engagement.
Greaves joined QTS in 2015, after serving for more than 20 years in technology services leadership roles. He has held positions across information security and data center operations. Greaves has served as QTS' CTO since 2016 and has more than 15 years experience supporting federal operations and systems.
"Two of QTS' strongest differentiators are the ability to meet the service delivery needs of our hyperscale and hybrid colocation customers through a software-defined data center experience and our strategic focus on the federal vertical. I am pleased to have leaders like Brent and Jon step into new roles to enhance these differentiators and further support our strategic growth objectives," Williams added.