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Cedar Rapids, IA - Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announced today the hiring of Jean O’Neill as Vice President of Channel Management.

O’Neill comes to Involta with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with extensive expertise within channel. She was instrumental in building channel programs at both Rackspace and Terremark/Verizon. O’Neill graduated magna cum laude with a degree in communication from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She is an early and active member of Cloud Girls, a nonprofit community of female technology advocates dedicated to educating themselves and their stakeholders about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem.

Akron, Ohio - Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, has been awarded two Tier III certifications from Uptime Institute, a globally recognized authority in data center and IT infrastructure assessment. Both a Tier III Certification of Design Documents and a Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility were awarded to Involta for the Akron II Data Center, Data Hall C in Akron, Ohio.

Cedar Rapids, IA: Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announced today the hiring of management team members James D. Buie as Chief Financial Officer and Mike Vignato as Chief Sales Officer.

Involta, LLC, today announced plans to build a data center in Armstrong County, Pa. UPMC, a leading integrated healthcare provider and insurer, will be the anchor tenant and selected Involta to build, own and operate the multi-tenant facility in the Northpointe Business Park. The high-security, concurrently maintainable data center will also house mission-critical computer systems and provide related managed services for other Involta clients from the vibrant Pittsburgh technology sector.

Involta announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced certification. This certification from Cisco recognizes Involta as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and managed services. To be able to offer this service as a Cisco Powered™ Service, Involta completed a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit confirms that Involta delivers best-in-class services to meet the growing demands of its clients.

Akron, OH - Involta announced plans today for continued investment in the State of Ohio. An Anchor tenant has selected Involta to build, own and operate a new multi-tenant data center in Independence, OH. To fulfill customer demand, Involta will build this new high-security, concurrently maintainable data center to house mission-critical computer systems and related services. The new facility will serve Involta clients in Akron, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and surrounding markets.

Cedar Rapids, IA - Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announced today the hiring of William D. Markert as Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2015. Mr. Markert joins Involta from WhiteHorse Finance, Inc., a business development company, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Markert was Chief Financial Officer for more than five years at Securus Technologies, Inc., an integrated communications and technology company where he helped lead the company to significant earnings growth. Mr. Markert has also held executive-level finance and operations roles at Eschelon Telecom and Global Crossing and its predecessor companies during a 25-year career in the telecommunications and technology industry.

Duluth, MN – Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announces the promotion of Lucas Mistelske as Director of Data Center Operations. Formerly the Duluth data center manager, Mistelske’s new duties will focus on facilities throughout the company’s six-state footprint.

This promotion, and other strategic additions, come on the heels of Involta’s recent acquisition of the assets of Data Recovery Services, LLC (DRS), a managed-services and IT consulting firm operating in Ohio and Pennsylvania, which effectively doubled the size of the company. Involta clients now have access to thirteen colocation facilities and more than 5,500 fiber route miles, supported by nearly 200 employees.

“Lucas’ leadership has been a critical part of our growth,” said Bruce Lehrman, Involta CEO. “His skills, record of achievement and shared vision for Involta made this decision easy.”

Mistelske has over 15 years of IT administration experience as a technical service and data operations manager. Before joining Involta in 2012, Lucas worked for Compudyne, a leading IT solutions provider in the Northland region.

His professional expertise includes network security, disaster recovery, strategic planning and customer service. Mistelske, a native of Frazee, Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and has remained a Duluthian ever since. He is also active in the community and with professional organizations, including the Greater Minnesota AFCOM, Northland Technology Professionals, Silicone Lake Shore, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program and Wisconsin Special Olympics.