- Chief Executive Officer, Savvis – 2011
- Chief Executive Officer, Savvis and President, Enterprise Markets Group – 2012
- Bachelor's Degree/Business Administration - University of Nebraska/Lincoln, Nebraska
Jim Ousley, Chief Executive Officer of Savvis and President of CenturyLink's Enterprise Markets Group, has more than 40 years of global technology experience. Prior to being appointed CEO, Ousley served as Non-Executive Chairman of Savvis since May 2006 and was a Director since 2002.
During Ousley's career, he has held leadership positions at several global technology companies, helping form and direct numerous IT product and service joint ventures in the United States, Asia, Europe and India. Among his most signifi cant previous positions, Ousley was a founder of Vytek Wireless Corporation in 2001 and served as President, CEO and Director until 2004. He also served as CEO and President of Syntegra, Inc. (USA), a subsidiary of British Telecommunications Group, and was Chairman, President and CEO of Control Data Systems prior to its acquisition by Syntegra. In addition, Ousley held numerous executive positions at Control Data Corporation (Ceridian Corporation), including President of Computer Products, President-Magnetic Peripherals Inc. and other executive roles in global sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and business development.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Datalink, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Pacnet, Inc., and has been Chairman of the Board for Savvis, ActivIdentity, and Bell Micro Products. Ousley has also served as a board member of numerous other public and private technology companies.