Title: NSP Account Director
Location: Boulder Creek, California, United States
Vicky Allen, NSP Account Director at Equinix, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in data center interconnectivity services, software, and telecommunications services.
Ms. Allen wanted to be a special education teacher but at the time, she realized that there were a lot of special education teachers, so she didn’t think she’d get a job in that position. She then decided to change her track to computer science. Ms. Allen thought it was a gamble because there wasn’t much known of the material and she never used a computer before. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in business and computer science from Temple University in 1980.
Ms. Allen’s career highlight that stood out the most is being a mentor to her colleagues, their children and her family. Also being a mentor at Temple University to students and giving them ideas. She does the work for the new hires and serves as a speaker to them. Ms. Allen began her career as a quality assurance tech at Burroughs Corp. in 1977, remaining with the company until 1981. While there, she held the positions of software QA engineer and systems analyst. From 1981 to 1983, she was a financial programmer analyst for Crocker Bank internal systems, a senior systems analyst for Avantek, Inc. from 1983 to 1984, a technology supporter, trainer, field marketer and business developer for Micro Focus from 1984 to 1996 and an OEM sales account manager for Netscape from 1996 to 1999. In 1999, Ms. Allen joined Nortel Networks as a business development manager for strategic relationships until 2002. From there, she became a director of inside sales for Polycom from 2002 to 2003 and in 2003, she took on the role of sales and marketing specialist of Steel Eye Technology until 2004. In 2004, Ms. Allen became a sales territory manager of the Telecom Division of VeriSign until 2011, when she joined Equinix. At Equinix, Ms. Allen held the roles of strategic sales account executive and NSP account director, the position she holds to this day. As a testament to her success, Ms. Allen is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America.
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