Garden City, NY, November 12, 2009 – CloudFirst (OTCBB: DTST), a provider of disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, announces the promotion of Matthew Grosso to Vice President of Business Development. With over twenty-two years of experience in technology consulting, systems integration and value-added solution sales and management, Mr. Grosso has brought his diverse business, technical and leadership skills to CloudFirst. Having previously held roles of Managing Partner, Executive VP and Practice Manager and will use his experience in large and small organizations to help grow the company.
“Matt’s dedication to Data Storage Corporation’s success has been a driving force for the company’s accomplishments. With his insight into the clients’ needs and attention to detail, his team developed new technology solutions enabling us to deliver high quality, client focused products at competitive prices. Matt’s promotion to Vice President reflects the contributions he has made to the organization and the importance of his role in our continued success,” stated Chuck Piluso, CEO of CloudFirst.
Having been acknowledged with awards for Sales Excellence and Channel Partner Leadership, Grosso built and managed sales and consulting teams focusing on telecommunications, data communications and network hardware and software integration solutions. As VP of Business Development, Grosso will guide both the direct and channel partner sales teams. His business development experience will be utilized to increase partner relationships, set strategy, and roll out new products and services to market through direct and indirect channels.
“While my responsibilities have shifted to a more strategic management role encompassing the business unit as a whole, I will keep a direct hands-on approach to Business Development, personally supporting the Channel and Direct Sales Teams. My Product Development endeavors are necessary in keeping CloudFirst’s name synonymous in the technology industry with cutting edge development by future-proofing our roadmap-to-success,” said Mr. Grosso.
Grosso graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, specializing in Digital Systems Design. He holds a certification from AT&T National Sales University and is also a Cisco Certified Sales Expert, specializing in unified communications, wireless technology, and security as well as an EMC Proven Professional for storage, backup and recovery. Grosso’s notable achievements include the support and leadership for the service activation of many AT&T-lead Undersea Fiber Optic Cable systems in use today, as well as the sales leadership and joint project management of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, where his AT&T team provided worldwide TV broadcast and News Media data transmission.
Through its various properties, CloudFirst (OTC BB: DTST) delivers and supports a broad range of premium technology solutions which store, protect, optimize, and leverage information. Clients look to CloudFirst to manage data growth, ensure disaster recovery and business continuity, strengthen security, reduce capital and operating expenses, and to meet increasing industry, state, and federal regulations.
The company serves the government, education, and healthcare industry by leveraging leading technologies such as Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Electronic Health Records, Green IT, and Wireless Technology. The company offers hardware, software, installation, maintenance, managed services, solutions, and training for building in-house expertise. To protect and leverage our customers’ investments, CloudFirst provides a range of top-quality professional and consulting services and proactive customer support directly, as well as, through numerous authorized partner organizations globally. Additional information about Data Storage Corporation is available on the company site: http://www.dscorp.net.
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