Along with a proven track-record as an effective leader, Shane Warnez brings to FlexITy a broad skill-set of engineering, sales and operations expertise that has been honed at Cisco Systems, Mitel and other leading IT organizations during his 30+ years in information technology.
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - FlexITy Solutions Inc., an award winning provider of Unified Communications, Data Centre Technologies, Cloud and Managed Services, today announced the appointment of Shane Warnez to their leadership team. Shane most recently led Cisco Systems in the Prairies as a Regional Director, and, in that capacity, worked closely with the senior management team at FlexITy, one of Cisco's top partners in Canada.
"Our relationship with Shane has spanned several years and we have always been impressed by his integrity, leadership skills and engineering knowledge," said Peter Stavropoulos, CEO and President, FlexITy. "We will value his insight, strength in building partnerships and years of experience as we expand our strategies and vision for our western offices. It is terrific to be able to welcome him onboard."
Shane's success will be supported by FlexITy's significant commitments to the Western Canadian market including a multi-million dollar investment in POPs (point of presence), new data centre facilities and sales/support offices located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Staffed by a large team of seasoned experts delivering high-impact integrated solutions aligned to business strategy and value, additional differentiation has been established with FlexITy's recent achievement of Cisco's HCS (Hosted Collaboration Solution) certification.
"To achieve Cisco's HCS designation - considered one of the more difficult certifications to attain - we committed to a lengthy and rigorous process as well as third-party auditing of our services and solutions," added Stavropoulos. "With this designation, not only have we added our name to a short list of elite partners considered by Cisco to be best-in-class, but we are able to offer the most flexible and scalable cloud services designed to help customers achieve faster time-to-value through superior levels of service, security, and 24-hour support. For some Western Canadian businesses, these credentials provide the kinds of service-level guarantees that are not typically available in the remote locations under which some of their businesses operate."
Unlike many of their competitors the FlexITy team is Cisco Gold certified, Master Managed Services Certified, SSAE16 SOC Type 1 and Type 2 compliant as well as have CPIC Level 2 Government Security Clearance. This ensures that clients using FlexITy data centres and services are fully compliant with the highest levels of security and data protection policies for facility and data management operations.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to join FlexITy.," said Shane Warnez, FlexITy VP. "My decision to join the FlexITy team was heavily influenced by FlexITy's commitment to and investment in Western Canada. I have always been impressed by their deep engineering strengths, high standards and disciplined approach to building out tightly integrated and market-driven customer solutions."
As the Vice President of Sales and Operations for FlexITy's Western Canadian offices, Shane Warnez will be leading all aspects of Business Development, Sales Execution, Client Relationships and Operations. In this capacity, he will be charged with building internal and external stakeholder alignment across field sales, sales support and delivery to identify business opportunities that drive high value outcomes for FlexITy customers.
In a career that spans more than 30 years in IT, Shane is known for developing and maintaining strong client relationships, building and executing alliance strategies across vendor/partner communities, and leading high performing teams.
Shane is based in FlexITy's Winnipeg Manitoba offices where he will focus on helping Western Canadian clients reap the benefits of new cloud-based technologies, managed services and data centre solutions.
About FlexITy Solutions
FlexITy Solutions is a leading provider of voice, data, converged and managed services for businesses throughout Canada. FlexITy's approach aligns best practices with its industry acumen to deliver unprecedented results for its clients, reducing costs and optimizing critical infrastructure management. FlexITy offers a broad range of products and services including infrastructure design, implementation and support, security and compliance solutions, Unified Communications, Managed Services and Data Centre integration. FlexITy is proven to be one of North America's fastest growing Unified Communications and Collaboration service providers. Experienced People. Advanced Technologies. Powered by Passion. www.FlexITy.com, 866.779.FLEX(3539).
SOURCE: FlexITy Solutions Inc.
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