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Daniel Papes announced as Digital Realty’s newest Senior VP

Daniel Papes announced as Digital Realty’s newest Senior VP

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) has today announced the appointment of Daniel Papes as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein, Mr. Papes will have responsibility for the marketing, leasing and sales functions and continue to build Digital Reality’s profile as a leading provider of data center, colocation and interconnectivity solutions.

Mr Papes will be based in New York and commence his new role on November 1, 2016. “We’re delighted to welcome Dan to the Digital Realty team,” said Mr. Stein. “Dan is a technology industry veteran with an exceptional track record of establishing, overseeing and improving sales and marketing operations at leading tech companies, including Unify, Westcon and IBM. His global sales leadership experience and broad industry expertise make him an ideal addition to our team as we work to expand our offerings and establish even greater scale across the globe.”

Career of Daniel Papes

After earning his Bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University, Mr Papes started his career as a sales representative at IBM. Throughout an extensive 27-year stint at IBM , Mr Papes held a number of senior leadership roles, including Vice President of Global Cloud Services Sales and Vice President of Global Telecommunications Industry Sales.

Mr Papes then served at Westcon Group as Senior Vice President, Global Cloud and Data Center Services before joining Unify, formerly Siemens Networking Systems, as Executive Vice President for North America. During his time at Unify, Mr Papes developed and installed a new senior leadership structure and led the company to significant growth in revenue, deal volume and profitability. Mr Papes had responsibility for managing all areas of the Unify business until it was acquired by Atos in early 2016.

During his time at Unify, Mr Papes developed and installed a new senior leadership structure and led the company to significant growth in revenue, deal volume and profitability. Mr Papes had responsibility for managing all areas of the Unify business until it was acquired by Atos in early 2016.

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