President and Global Head of Enterprise Sales
Derek Gillespie is a transformative sales executive with 20+ years of experience building and leading global sales organizations in the information technology industry. His specialties span data center, managed hosting/cloud computing, SaaS/IaaS and consultative IT outsourcing segments.
As Chief Sales Officer at CoSentry, Gillespie has been instrumental in enabling rapid, explosive revenue growth. His leadership as a strategic change agent has empowered massive rebuilding efforts and high-priority, revenue-generating initiatives for major industry leaders, including CoSentry, SAVVIS and AT&T.
Gillespie’s career achievements include:
• As CSO for CoSentry, facilitated turnaround of PE-backed, full-service provider of IT hosted infrastructure and managed services that was in decline one year post-acquisition.
• As AVP of Sales at SAVVIS, led sales organization to several record performance quarters.
• Four-time Presidents Club Winner at SAVVIS. Two-time Leaders Circle Award winner at AT&T including Newcomer of the Year Award in 2001.
Gillespie’s strategic clarity allows sales organizations to develop and execute technically demanding solutions, both internally and for client groups. Through an engaging approach and close partnership with C-level leaders, he continuously transcends silos and fosters sales-driven cultures.