TierPoint is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including colocation, cloud computing, and managed IT services.

Octavio Morales

Senior Vice President, Operations

Octavio Morales is responsible for managing TierPoint’s West Operating Region, which includes the company’s Chicago, Dallas, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Omaha, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Kansas City, Seattle and Spokane data centers. Octavio is an industry veteran with extensive accomplishments in the LAN, MAN, and data center markets at the semiconductor, systems, and service provider levels. He has over 30 years of success leading startups and established companies, including co-founding TierPoint in Spokane in 2003 and serving as Chief Executive Officer until the company’s acquisition in 2012. He has also worked in various leadership capacities with World Wide Packets, Alcatel, Packet Engines and NCR. Morales most recently served as General Manager for our Pacific Northwest region.

Octavio has been instrumental in raising over $100 million in equity and debt financing, and in the process returning several billion dollars in value. He has released multiple successful networking solutions, winning several Best of Breed industry awards for product innovation. He also served on the Marketing Faculty at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, with responsibility for both undergraduate and graduate courses. He has published and presented extensively in various national and international publications and events.

Octavio has been actively involved in industry associations and standards activities, and was a voting member and contributor to the IEEE 802.3z standard for Gigabit Ethernet. He was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and the Metro Ethernet Forum. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Marketing, both from Colorado State University.