The management team at Latisys is comprised of a number of Internet and telecommunications veterans experienced in building technology-driven product and services companies.
Peter Stevenson is the CEO of Latisys, formerly Managed Data Holdings, a company he co-founded in 2007 with sector focused private equity investors that are actively engaged in the consolidation of Co-location and Managed Services businesses. Mr. Stevenson also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Search Force, a growing Search Engine Optimization SaaS company and plays an active role with investors and management in guiding the operational and strategic development of the Company.
Mr. Stevenson has over 24 years of experience in the communications and IT services' industry. His visionary, yet pragmatic business approach, has led to positive growth throughout his career where he encourages an environment of collaboration while setting a high standard for performance within the organization. Prior to founding Latisys, Mr. Stevenson was Chief Executive Officer of Globix Corporation, an American Stock Exchange listed company and served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. After joining Globix in April 2002, Mr. Stevenson led the transformation of a broken and troubled organization that had just emerged from Chapter 11 into a profitable leading global provider of managed services, co-location, IP infrastructure and fiber network services. The Company completed the sale of its managed services, co-location and IP infrastructure assets in 2006 and its fiber network assets in 2007.
Prior to joining Globix, Mr. Stevenson was a Senior Consultant to Communications Technology Advisors LLC, a restructuring and telecom advisory boutique firm focused on distressed telecommunications companies, where he provided strategic planning, restructuring and overall business counsel to investors and management. From 2003 through 2004, Mr. Stevenson was a Member of the Board of Directors for Focal Communications, a $350 million national CLEC that was sold to Broadwing in 2004. He was also a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Prior to this, Mr. Stevenson was a co-founder of Net Uno, one of the largest cable television, CLEC and Internet Service Providers in Venezuela that he and his partners built both organically and through acquisition. During his tenure with Net Uno, he resided in Venezuela for 2 years. After returning to the U.S. at the end of 2000, he continued to serve as a Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors through the end of 2001.
Prior to this, Mr. Stevenson was a Partner and Vice President for Wave International, an international telecom investment and management firm focused on developing companies in international markets. Earlier in his career, he spent approximately13 years at Bell Atlantic Corporation in various sales and marketing roles with his last assignment a Managing Director in the Corporate Development Group at Bell Atlantic.
Mr. Stevenson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA.
Doug Butler, with over 17 years experience as an executive and investment banker for the telecommunications and infrastructure industry, is a co-founder of Latisys, formerly Managed Data Holdings and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to co-founding Latisys, Mr. Butler served as Chief Financial Officer for Looking Glass Networks, a Chicago based nationwide provider of metropolitan fiber-optic network services which was acquired by Level 3 Communications in 2006.
Prior to joining Looking Glass Networks he served as Chief Financial Officer for Cambrian Communications, a Virginia based startup which developed a state-of-the-art fiber network between Washington DC and New York. Prior to joining Cambrian, Mr. Butler was an investment banker for 10 years with Barclays Capital focused on debt capital markets and the telecommunications industry.
Mr. Butler is a graduate of Princeton University.
Evans Mullan is a co-founder of Latisys, formerly Managed Data Holdings and holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the day to day management of the data center facilities and the ongoing integration of functions across the centers.
Mr. Mullan most recently served as Vice President for First Avenue Networks. As a member of founding executive team, he helped grow the company from a $25M market capitalization to over $800M. Prior to joining First Avenue Networks, Mr. Mullan was Vice President in Operations at Winstar with executive responsibility for several different areas including the network management center, operations support staff, and customer provisioning. Previously, Mr. Mullan worked for Hill Associates and lectured to executive and management audiences within Fortune 50 companies on advanced communications technologies.
Mr. Mullan has twenty years of sales and sales management experience with First Avenue Networks, Bell Atlantic, Hill Associates and Net 2000 Consulting Services. He has sold complex telecommunication solutions and services to Federal government accounts, Fortune 500 accounts and national telecom carriers.
Mr. Mullan received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Randal Thompson, with over 15 years of experience in the data center and managed services industries, serves as Latisys’ Chief Sales Officer. He is responsible for leading a national team that is laser-focused on aggressively driving revenue through direct and channel sales.
Mr. Thompson most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales at data center, network and IT infrastructure services provider Internap, where he oversaw the global sales organization including direct/channel sales, sales engineering and client management. Mr. Thompson successfully led domestic and international selling organizations for the $230 million publicly traded firm using a collaborative, yet focused management style, and achieved significant increases in year-over-year gross margins, average deal size and sales bookings during his tenure.
Prior to Internap, Mr. Thompson served seven years in various executive sales positions at MCI, including as Director of Sales, Major & National Accounts, where he led an 85-person sales organization accountable for $150 million in annual revenue. Mr. Thompson was named to the Internap and MCI President’s Clubs for 12 straight years, demonstrating a commitment to delivering consistent results.
Mr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut.