TierPoint is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including colocation, cloud computing, and managed IT services.
Senior Vice President & Senior Advisor to Chairman
As senior advisor to TierPoint Chairman & CEO Jerry Kent, Octavio Morales works on a number of strategic initiatives across the company and provides support for several major clients.
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 experience leading startups and established companies, including co-founding the original TierPoint in Spokane in 2003 and serving as its CEO until the company’s acquisition by today’s TierPoint in 2012. He has also worked in various leadership capacities with World Wide Packets, Alcatel, Packet Engines and NCR.
Octavio 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.