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CoreSite Appoints Christopher Ancell as SVP of Sales and Sales Engineering

October 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2012-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced the appointment of Christopher Ancell as Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Engineering, effective October 8, 2012. In his role, Mr. Ancell will oversee the Company’s sales and sales engineering, and will report to Jarrett Appleby, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. He will assume the responsibilities of Chris Bair who resigned and is pursuing other opportunities, effective October 1, 2012.

Tom Ray, CoreSite’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Chris Ancell to the CoreSite team. Chris brings 28 years of experience leading business units and sales organizations in the communications and technology-services industries. We believe that Chris’s experience, domain expertise and industry relationships will further accelerate our momentum around our go-to-market platform and sales engine.” Mr. Ray concluded, “We would also like to thank Chris Bair for his service and many contributions to CoreSite’s growth. We wish him success in his new endeavors.”

Mr. Ancell comes to CoreSite following 12 years at CenturyLink and Qwest in leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently before joining CoreSite, Chris was President of CenturyLink’s Business Markets organization, which generated more than $4 billion in annual revenues through delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of data and voice networking communications solutions across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior thereto, Chris served as Executive Vice President of Qwest’s Business Markets organization, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product development and delivery of voice and data communications to large business and government customers. Prior to that, he held various sales roles at Qwest including Vice President of Sales, Western Region and Vice President of Hosting Sales. He has also held management positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and with Oracle’s Telecommunications Consulting Practice.

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) is a national provider of data center products and interconnection services. More than 750 customers, such as Global 1000 enterprises, communications providers, cloud and content companies, financial firms, media and entertainment, healthcare, and government agencies choose CoreSite for the confidence that comes with customer-focused data center products, service and support systems, and scalability. CoreSite’s network centric computing platform is a business catalyst, featuring the Any2 Internet exchange and network ecosystems, which include access to 225+ carriers and service providers and a growing mesh of more than 15,000 interconnections. The company features a diverse colocation offering from individual cabinets to custom cages and private suites, with 14 data center locations in nine major U.S. markets. For more information, visit

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