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Jay Preston Joins MILESTONE as VP of SalesFast Growth SF / Bay Area Technology Company Adds Key Executive to Lead Sales (July 17, 2012)
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/17/12 -- Milestone Technologies, Inc. (MILESTONE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jay Preston as its Vice President of Sales. Preston joins MILESTONE at a time of continued rapid growth, with year over year sales growth expected to reach well into double digits again in 2012 and beyond.
Jay is a seasoned veteran of the technology sector. He has experience with the startup area of technology with businesses such as CIENA (formerly ONI Systems) and Panasas, Inc. He is also well-experienced in the enterprise company space. He began his technology career at Quantum Corporation and recently completed a six-year term with industry giant and key MILESTONE partner, Cisco Systems, Inc. While at Cisco, Jay earned the Chairman's Club Award. This distinction is reserved for the top 2% of Cisco executives that personify leadership, teamwork, innovation and customer satisfaction.
"We are pleased to welcome Jay to our executive team at MILESTONE. His experience with some of Cisco's largest accounts and selling into the large enterprise clients parallels the direction MILESTONE is heading with our sales effort," said Prem Chand, CEO and Founder of MILESTONE.
Just before joining MILESTONE, Preston completed the six-year engagement with Cisco, as an executive in the Services Sales Organization. In this capacity, Jay worked with several large customers, aligning these firms' business requirements with robust Cisco solutions.
Jay Preston is an Apple product user and fan. Good thing, too, because, among the multiple MILESTONE practice areas, he will be leading the Apple Practice sales efforts.
Preston will have responsibility for all sales efforts domestically and internationally. MILESTONE's strategy is to develop clients with US-based headquarters and support their international technology needs.
Jay's background includes assignments in the Asia-Pacific region. He is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and continues with Chinese language lessons today.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He also holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University.
About MILESTONE - Milestone Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier of technology products and support services. From the desktop to the data center, the organization is focused on client success. When clients are able to serve their customers better and more efficiently, MILESTONE has accomplished their mission.
MILESTONE is a bona-fide Minority Business Enterprise, operating worldwide with corporate headquarters located at the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Please visit www.milestonepowered.com for additional information.
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