Pleasanton, CA, November 19, 2015 – Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center infrastructure company, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kirk Horton, a technology industry veteran and proven leader in the data center sector. Mr. Horton takes over the Nautilus Data Technologies sales and marketing team as the company prepares to launch the world’s first commercial floating data center.
“We are excited to have Kirk Horton join our exceptional leadership team,” said Nautilus Data Technologies CEO, Arnold Magcale. “Mr. Horton has the perfect combination of technological expertise, visionary leadership and dynamic energy necessary to help Nautilus Data Technologies pioneer the next generation of data center solutions.”
Mr. Horton is a widely known and well-regarded leader in the data center industry with 20 years of experience heading global sales and channel organizations. He has an extensive background in the data center, cloud services and managed services industries and has successfully helped guide multiple companies to unprecedented performance and profits.
“Joining Nautilus Data Technologies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Kirk Horton, Nautilus Data Technologies VP of Sales and Marketing. “Nautilus Data Technologies is a transformational company that is revolutionizing the data center industry. I’m thrilled to play a role in history by helping launch the most energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective data center on the market.”
Prior to Nautilus Data Technologies, Mr. Horton served as Vice President of Channel Sales for IPR, a leading provider of cloud and colocation services. He was also Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Channels for Telx, a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in the United States. Prior to Telx, Horton served in executive sales and channel roles at leading data center and technology companies Globix (now QTS Realty Trust), Digital Island, and SpeedERA (Akamai) and was a key member of the management team that led those companies to remarkably successful exits.
Mr. Horton was named as a Top Channel Chief by CRN five times for leading program innovation and generating revenue. He also received the distinguished Circle of Excellence Award for leadership and innovation. He’s a past member and advisory board member of the Technology Channel Association (TCA) – the industry’s first non-profit trade association – and a coveted speaker at industry events. Mr. Horton attended California Polytechnic State University, SLO and has a BS Degree in Int’l Business Administration/Management from Notre Dame deNamur University.
Nautilus Data Technologies launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded by Arnold Magcale, a recognized technology industry expert with decades of experience in data centers and cloud management. CEO Arnold Magcale is also a U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran. nautilusdt.com