David Young, senior vice president of the public sector group at CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been appointed to also lead the company’s global hyperscaler business, GovCon Wire has learned.
The three-decade government market veteran held leadership roles in the strategic government group, federal business development, capture management, sales, sales engineering, network provisioning and program management.
In his new role, Young will lead Hyperscale high-performance server instances offered through the CenturyLink Cloud platform. The service is designed for web-scale workloads, big data and cloud-native applications. With Hyperscale, developers can use the same platform to launch and manage advanced next-generation apps.
He also oversees the group that serves federal, state and local agencies, military services, research and educational institutions and public safety organizations.
Young leads a multifunctional customer-facing organization of more than 1,000 professionals responsible for business development, capture management, sales, solution architecture, engineering and program management. Young is accountable for the Public Sector’s overall market strategy and profitability.
His team is responsible for collaborating with Public Sector customers to develop and implement a variety of network-based technology solutions. These solutions are global in nature and include Adaptive Networking, Connected Security, IT Agility, Unified Communications and Cloud Services.
“I appreciate the trust CenturyLink continues to demonstrate by expanding my responsibilities and connecting our Public Sector success in serving government agencies’ missions with leading the global hyperscaler business focused on large-scale data processing and cloud computing services,” Young said.