Quality Uptime Services is one of the nation’s leading independent UPS maintenance and UPS battery maintenance organization. We provide customized preventive UPS maintenance and emergency service programs for mission critical facilities nationwide. With over 8.2 million sq. ft. of raised floor under contract and a 97% customer retention rate, clients confidently engage QUS to maintain 100% uptime.
Quality Uptime’s former parent company was established in the early 1980s. Quality Uptime Services, then operating as DSA Mission Critical Services, was launched in 1998 as a division of its former parent, focusing primarily on UPS maintenance and UPS battery maintenance. Over the years, Quality Uptime built a nationwide direct-service force by following its clients from the Northeast to the West Coast.
Recognizing the opportunity for further growth and expansion, the Quality Uptime management team, together with a group of investors led by Seaport Capital, secured the capital required to build an unparalleled service organization by purchasing all of Quality Uptime’s assets in August 2013 from the former parent company. In April 2014, the official name was changed from DSA Mission Critical Services to Quality Uptime Services.
Quality Uptime Services made the decision to be laser-focused only on mission critical facilities. Our management team has built a business that intersects a carefully selected mix of services with the country’s best technician talent, allowing our clients to be totally confident that their expectations will be met or exceeded. Quality Uptime Services’ commitment to exceptional service and doing the right thing – always – and having the most talented people on project teams has led to a record of over 97% repeat business from hundreds of satisfied clients.
JOHN RAIO, PRESIDENT
Now in his second decade ensuring data center reliability, John Raio is a founding member of the Quality Uptime Services management team and its former parent organization. Having previously served as the company’s Vice President of Service and Operations, John’s indelible imprint on Quality Uptime Services marks the firm’s successful transformation into a nationwide network of field service engineers. In addition, John has been the driving force in growing Quality Uptime’s loyal client base and nationwide reputation for its all-vendor UPS maintenance expertise, in-house factory training program and relentless pursuit of data center uptime. John holds a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University.
VICE PRESIDENT, CFO
As Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Ben is responsible for the Company’s financial, treasury, accounting, tax reporting, budgeting and human resource functions. Ben brings over 20 years of experience as a financial professional in the cable television, media/entertainment and most recently, data center sectors. He has worked in both Fortune 50 and start-up environments to build accounting and finance operations that are tailored to specific enterprise requirements. Ben has broad experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, from both a financial-reporting and operational finance perspective. Ben is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of New York University, where he received a BS in Accounting and Economics.
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
Frank Monticelli brings 16 years of outside sales success in the financial, government and commercial sectors to Quality Uptime Services. This background coupled with unparalleled experience at top-tier mission critical companies such as CyrusOne, Liebert, Eaton, and HP (EYP) allows Frank to truly understand Quality Uptime’s customer needs. Along with a proven track record of exceeding quotas, penetrating new markets and developing robust MRC sales pipelines, Frank also advises customers in energy-efficient designs and right sizing maintenance requirements to reduce millions in OPEX. Frank is a member of the United States Air Force (retired) and was awarded two Accommodation Medals for actions across multiple wartime conflicts. In addition, he was awarded both the Maryland and Mississippi State Governor’s Medal for actions during Hurricane Katrina. Frank holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University.
VICE PRESIDENT, FIELD OPERATIONS
As one of the country’s most experienced and respected UPS service professionals, Bill has wide-ranging field service experience encompassing UPS systems built by all of the industry’s leading OEMs, including: MGE, Powerware, Liebert, Toshiba, GE, Mitsubishi and others. Prior to joining Quality Uptime Services, Bill served for 20 years as an avionics technician in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Bill joined MGE UPS Systems as a Field Engineer, followed by a Regional Manager position with a third-party service organization, where he increased the depth of training and hands on experience of the field service technicians.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DAVID FERDMAN is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor. As a Managing Partner of Acalre Holdings, LP, a Texas-based private investment entity, David specializes in managing private investments that include technology infrastructure platforms, sports and entertainment venues, and commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Board of Quality Uptime Services, David founded CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) in 2000 and served as that company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2011. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including CyrusOne. He has been recognized as an industry leader in the outsourced data center services marketplace. David earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
WILLIAM LUBY is a managing partner of Seaport Capital, a private equity firm. Prior to joining Seaport in 1997, William served as a Managing Director at Chase Capital, the private equity affiliate of The Chase Manhattan Bank. Having previously served as Chairman of the Board for Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Equinix in 2010, William currently serves on the board for several companies, including Equinix. William earned a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
PAUL ADAMS is a serial entrepreneur from the telecommunications, cable, wireless and Internet sectors. His ventures include MFS, RCN, Flash com, Broadband2Wireless, DSA Encore, Validus DC Systems, and Quality Uptime Services. Paul is an active member of—and key contributor to—the Quality Uptime Services board of directors. Paul earned his B.S. in Management from St. Leo College, and studied Computer Science at Harvard University.
TOM BEHRINGER joined Seaport Capital in July of 2015. Prior to joining Seaport, Mr. Behringer spent two years as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Wells Fargo Securities, where he focused on a broad range of advisory assignments across various industries. Mr. Behringer graduated from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he earned a BBA in Finance.
SKILLED TECHNICIANS, WHERE YOU NEED THEM.
Whether you have a single mission-critical facility in California or multiple sites, Quality Uptime Services’ highly trained technicians are local to you. This reduces travel time, response time and resolution time for you.
Each technician is a skilled diagnostician and carries all the tools required to identify critical system issues. Plus, thanks to our fully stocked warehouse, Quality Uptime Services can provide the part you need and expertise in its use – when you need it – resulting in less downtime for your business.
Casandra, I just wanted to take a moment to express how impressed we have been your battery install team. If it weren’t for their high level of efficiency and team work, we would not be able to complete a full 480 battery change out in one week’s time. They completed this week’s change outs a full day ahead of schedule, and we are thoroughly impressed and happy. We are also very happy with the ease of scheduling all these site visits and work, so thank you very much Casandra.
I wanted to take a minute to share with you my experience with the PM work you performed in late April. It was a very pleasant experience. Your professionalism, thoroughness and attention to detail was impressive. I am also pleased to note that you made numerous observations about current conditions and made recommendations for prompt attention. I have a strong comfort with you as our assigned technician going forward. I made the decision to move to Quality Uptime and after our first PM, I am hopeful it was the right decision.
This was our first experience with Quality Uptime. The FSE was knowledgeable, and we were impressed with the level of attention and service we received.
Please pass along my praise in regards to Ken for his dedication to the task at hand. Along with his easygoing and friendly demeanor, Ken is and always has been a valuable asset to our preventative-maintenance process. Thank you and thank Ken for the job well done.
Dan is one of the reasons I continue to have Quality Uptime to do my maintenance. I can trust Dan to take care of my equipment and let me know when something needs to be addressed. Quality Uptime should be proud of Dan for his commitment to service.
Both FSEs performed their work beyond expectation. Their professionalism was such that with everything else we had going on at our facility, I was able to ‘turn them loose’ so they could do their work with little to no supervision.