Data Storage Corporation Announces the Appointment of Chris Panagiotakos as Chief Financial Officer

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data Storage Corporation (Nasdaq: DTST) (“DSC” and the “Company”), a provider of diverse business continuity, disaster recovery protection, and cloud infrastructure solutions and services, today announced that Chris Panagiotakos has joined Data Storage Corporation (DTST) as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Panagiotakos has over 23 years of public company accounting experience, and brings a broad range of experience related to public company accounting matters. Mr. Panagiotakos previously served as the Vice President and Corporate Controller of Cinedigm Corp. from April 2017 until March 2021, where he was responsible for the company’s accounting function, oversight of the company’s external audit, compliance and controls in addition to staff training and development. Previously, he served as Cinedigm’s Corporate Assistant Controller from October 2013 to April 2017. From September 2004 to October 2013, Mr. Panagiotakos served in various capacities in the accounting department at Young Broadcasting Inc., including as Controller of one its divisions and Assistant Corporate Controller. Mr. Panagiotakos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chuck Piluso, CEO of the Company, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Chris to this new role following our recent public offering and uplisting to Nasdaq. I believe he will be an important addition to the senior management team as we focus on our efforts to accelerate our organic growth and integrate Flagship Solutions’ operations so that we may establish ourselves as a leading provider in the growing $6 billion U.S. and $26 billion global IBM Power markets.”

About Data Storage Corporation

The Company delivers and supports a broad range of premium technology solutions focusing on IaaS, data storage protection and IT management. Clients look to DSC to ensure disaster recovery, business continuity, enhance security, and to meet increasing industry, state and federal regulations. The Company markets to businesses, government, education and the healthcare industry by leveraging leading technologies. Through its business units, the Company provides IaaS, SaaS, DRaaS, VoIP, IBM Power systems and storage hardware with managed IT services. For more information, please visit

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