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Tarif Abboushi

Vice President of Data Center Infrastructure
NTT America, Inc.

Tarif Abboushi, PE, is Vice-President of Datacenter Infrastructure at NTT America, Inc., the US subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, a global ICT infrastructure provider. He has been involved in the evaluation, acquisition, design, construction, testing and commissioning, maintenance, operation and greening of mission-critical facilities for over twenty years, either as a consulting engineer or with a datacenter owner/operator. He holds a BSEE from Manchester University (UK) and a Master's in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

Zane Alsabery

Alchemy Communications, Inc.

Mr. Alsabery is currently the CEO of Alchemy Communications, Inc. and was appointed to this position in November of 2000. Alchemy Communications, Inc. offers a complete array of data center and cloud services that allows our customers the flexibility to work with us in designing the best solution that will meet their changing needs. Alchemy has multiple 20,000+ SF data centers in the Southern California region. Alchemy’s SOC 2 Type 2 AT 101 Audited Data Centers offer co-location, carrier neutral Internet connectivity, private cloud services, and managed services. Mr. Alsabery oversees the operational, financial, technical and sales aspects of the company with a very hands-on team building ap ... (view full description)

Jonathan Atkin

Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

Jonathan Atkin is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets. His focus areas include telecom services, telecom infrastructure, wireless, satellite, Internet, hosting and colocation providers.  The Wall Street Journal ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 stock picker in the Internet Services and Computer sector in 2012.  The Financial Times ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 stock picker in the wireless services sector in 2008, and the No. 3 stock picker in the telecom services sector in 2010.  Previously, Jonathan held equity research positions with Alex.Brown and Toronto Dominion covering telecom services.  Prior to his capital markets career, Jonathan worked in corporate strategy ... (view full description)

Richard Bader

Easystreet Online Services

Rich and his team at EasyStreet have built what is now Oregon's largest independent colocation and Cloud services provider by focusing on the needs of regional organizations and by being consistently reliable, responsive and responsible. Rich is a 35-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the €˜70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Rich was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel's Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market. After leaving Intel in 1990, Rich was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state ... (view full description)

Rochelle Bailey Price

Colo5, LLC

Rochelle Bailey Price, is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a BA in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration. She is currently an active cohort of the Doctorate of Business Administration program at Jacksonville University. She has been in telecommunications/colocation for 15 years and loves the challenge and learning opportunities that are always plentiful in the field. Datacenters are very comfortable place for her, she understands the dynamics and power of the infrastructure when used effectively and utilized efficiently. She is a natural leader with faith in hard working people. She stands on a solid ground of high ethics, winning awards in Jackson ... (view full description)

Ben Barron

VP of Development
Clise Properties

Ben Barron is the Vice President of Development for Clise Properties, Inc. in Seattle Washington. He has been involved in real estate for over 40 years, with specific emphasis in managing the planning, development, leasing and operations of over six million square feet of commercial, residential and retail projects in the United States and Canada. Prior to his current position at Clise Properties, he was with Marathon Realty, Inc. and Hensel Phelps Construction Corp. Ben recently managed the development the X2 Project, a 12 Megawatt Data Center in downtown Seattle adjacent to the Westin Building Exchange with Digital Realty as joint venture partner. The project has been fully lea ... (view full description)

David Bartholomai

Business Recruitment
State of Nebraska

Consultant with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development leading efforts to expand growth of the technology cluster in Nebraska. Recently served in site selection efforts for Travelers, Fidelity Investments, Facebook and Yahoo during their Midwest data center searches. Formerly as Product Content Developer for Processor Magazine with Sandhills Publishing working with many hardware, software and facilities management companies focusing on education of data center managers nationwide. Experienced in IT Asset Disposition Management serving two Fortune 500 clients as Managing Director with Lifespan Technology Recycling. Managed end of life assets for data centers and general IT equi ... (view full description)

Steve Berkman

Partner, Real Estate Development
Paul Hastings LLP

Steve Berkman is a partner with Paul, Hastings, Janofky & Walker, a leading global law firm, where he heads the San Francisco transactional real estate group. Steve has specialized in real estate transactions since his 1992 graduation from UCLA Law School, with an emphasis on data center transactions since his first deal for Yahoo! in 2003. Since that time he has advised numerous users, owners and investors in all aspects of data center transactions, including campus development, wholesale leases, colocation agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings. He has also represented clients in data center and network related transactions in over 20 countries. Current clients incl ... (view full description)

Dan Bodenski

Director, Mission Critical Services

Daniel is passionate with identifying clients requirements while supplying highly efficient, scalable, and sustainable, Mission Critical solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in the design/project management of complex MEP/FP systems for corporate, institutional, healthcare, telecommunications, and educational clients. He has several years of design and project management experience of Data Centers and mission critical facilities for institutional, telecommunications, financial, retail, and technology institutions.

Bo Bond

Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

With over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Bo Bond has successfully negotiated over 20 million square feet of real estate transactions in multiple states.  He was with The Staubach Company for ten years, and became a member of the Jones Lang LaSalle team when they merged with Staubach in July 2008. Although very skilled in office and industrial assignments, Mr. Bond's knowledge of technical issues, infrastructure, and labor assessment has also allowed him to develop the unique skill set required for mission critical and contact center requirements.  Mr. Bond is a Co-Leader of Jones Lang LaSalle's Data Center Solutions team. 

Michael Boyle

Strategic Planning Director
Westin Building Exchange

Michael Boyle is the Strategic Planning Director for the Westin Building Exchange located in Seattle Washington. He has held a variety of positions with the WBX since 2001. With over 19 years of experience in data center infrastructure, telecommunications, and information technology, Mr. Boyle has worked in virtually every aspect of data center design, development, and construction. This includes physical site planning, lease contract negotiation, bandwidth vendor selection, and hardware acquisition / installation. In addition, Mr. Boyle has experience overseeing complex, multimillion dollar, government contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of State. He has a Bachelor of ... (view full description)

James Breen

Equity Research, Internet Infrastructure
William Blair & Company

Jim Breen, CFA, joined William Blair & Company in 2010 as a communication services analyst. Previously, Mr. Breen spent 10 years as an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC. He has been recognized several times in recent years by The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" and the Financial Times /StarMine "World's Top Analysts" listing, the former of which ranked him the No. 2 stock-picker for 2010 in Internet and computer services. Mr. Breen also worked as a high-yield fixed-income analyst at BancBoston Robertson Stephens and as a civil engineer at Modern Continental Construction Company. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. fro ... (view full description)

Joe Capes

Business Development Director - Cooling
Schneider Electric

Mr. Capes is Business Development Director for Schneider Electric's Cooling Line of Business.  He has responsibility for managing the company's data center cooling business in the Americas.  Prior to holding this role, Mr. Capes has held various senior-level management positions for Schneider Electric throughout the world, in sales, marketing and business development, spanning 14 years of service with the company.  He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and start-up company executive, having held the position of Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for Premium Power, a 3-phase power and advanced battery system manufacturer.  Mr. Capes was also co-founder of Coolcen ... (view full description)

Steven Carlini

Senior Director, Global Data Center Solutions
Schneider Electric

Steven Carlini is the Sr Director, Data Center Global Solutions. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC. Schneider Electric is the "global specialist in energy management" with 114,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2010 annual sales of $28 billion (€20 billion). Steven is responsible developing and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric's data center solutions and services. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums, Steven presents on the foundation layer of data centers which include Power, Cooling, Power Distribution, Racks, and Management solutions that improve availability and maximize performance. Prior to joining Schneider Ele ... (view full description)

Blake Carlson

Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Administration & Management
Emerson Network Power

Timothy Caulfield

The ANTARA Group / Seaport Capital

Tim Caulfield is Currently the Founder and CEO of The Antara Group. A Management Consulting Firm focused on maximizing the Investment in Technology Companies for Investors and Operations. He also serves as an Operational Advisor to Seaport Capital. Most recently, as CEO of American Internet Services, he balanced cost-effective achievement of aggressive business goals with raising $89M of senior secured debt to position the company as a enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider with the ability to grow beyond colocation markets. In leadership roles with Savvis, Cable & Wireless, and Exodus, he managed hosting businesses as large as $470M in revenue and was a key player ... (view full description)

John Clune

Cavern Technologies

John Clune is President & CEO of Cavern Technologies. John joined the company as President & CEO ten years ago and focused the company on its core competency, providing state of the art mission critical data center solutions. As CEO of Cavern, John believes in providing a high level of value to Clients, through creating innovative solutions that maximize ROI. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for directing and leading the growth and operations of the company. He is dedicated to excellence at all levels of service to Cavern Technologies Clients. Prior to joining Cavern, Mr. Clune was Vice President at Lockton, Atlanta - - a Kansas City based company known for providing mid to large si ... (view full description)

Michael Cohen

Advanced Data Centers

Michael Cohen is focused on building cost effective yet robust state-of-the-art data centers in a way that offers Advanced Data Centers' clients the scale and cost of operations previously only available to companies with large budgets. Michael oversees data center site selection, development, financing and financial planning, in addition to corporate finance and legal responsibilities. With more than a decade of experience in high technology venture capital focused on telecommunications and data center investments, Michael has had the unique opportunity to see some of the most important Internet technologies move from whiteboard to market. Michael is a Founder and Principal of Aperture Ven ... (view full description)

Todd Coleman

President & CEO
Estruxture Data Centers

Todd Coleman is President of WAE Group, a private investment firm specializing in data centers, cloud services and telecom infrastructure.  He is the former Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Cologix, a North American network neutral colocation and interconnection provider.  He has over 20 years of experience in the communications, data center, Internet and video distribution industry. Prior to forming Cologix, Todd held several senior positions at Level 3 Communications, a global telecommunications company, including Senior Vice President of Data Centers, Senior Vice President of Media Operations and President of Level 3 Communications Europe. Todd holds a juris doctor ... (view full description)

Ben Coughlin

CFO and Co-Founder

Ben is the co-founder, CFO, and Chairman of the Board of Colovore, the Bay Area's leading provider of high-density colocation solutions featuring wall-to-wall densities of 20 kW per cabinet. Prior to Colovore, Ben was a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, a leading private investment firm with $6 billion in capital and specializing in communications, digital media, and technology-enabled businesses. Over his 13 years at Spectrum, Ben was involved with investments totaling nearly $3 billion in equity and debt capital. He also serves as member of the Executive Advisory Board of Camden Partners and is a Trustee at the Carey School.

Chris Crosby

Compass Datacenters

Chris J. Crosby is a recognized visionary and leader in the datacenter space, most recently as a senior executive and co-founder of Digital Realty Trust. Chris has over 20 years of technology experience and over 10 years of real estate and investment experience. Previously, Chris was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Digital Realty Trust, responsible for growth initiatives including establishing the company’s presence in Asia. Prior to this role, Chris was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Technical Services with responsibilities including sales, marketing, design, construction, technical operations and customer service. Prior to the initial public offering of Digital ... (view full description)

Gary Cudmore

Deerns Consulting Engineers

Data center expert with over 30 years of international experience regarding the design, engineering and construction of energy efficient, high-reliability data centers. Strong leadership and project management skills and experience working with complex technical solutions and owner project requirements.Subject Matter Expert for IBM, Dell, HP and numerous Fortune 100/500 firms. International experience includes projects in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and the UK.Project management from the board room to the dirt. Licensed general contractor California (1987-1992).HCC Certified through the American Society of Health Care Engineers (ASHE) as Health Ca ... (view full description)

Townsend Devereux

DH Capital, LLC

Townsend has over 20 years of banking experience serving the Internet infrastructure, cable television, media and telecom industries. Prior to joining DH Capital in 2004, Townsend was a Senior Vice President of Waller Capital with responsibility for M&A, capital raising and other financial advisory services. Prior to joining Waller Capital, he was a Director and Head of Origination for the Cable and Diversified Media Segments at The Bank of Montreal for two years where he managed relationships aggregating almost $2 billion in exposure. Prior to joining Bank of Montreal, Townsend was a Relationship Manager with The Bank of Nova Scotia’s Media Group for four years where he managed a $50 ... (view full description)

Keith Dines

Managing Director - Data Center Development
The Cambay Group

Chris Dolan

President & CEO
365 Main

Chris Downie


Chris Downie has been CEO of Telx since August of 2013. He was formerly President & CFO since June 2007. He brings over 22 years of experience working in the finance and telecommunications industries. Downie came to Telx from Motient Corporation, where he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and principal executive officer. He has also held financial leadership positions at Communications & Technology Advisors and BroadStreet Communications, Inc. Prior to these operating roles, Downie served in the investment banking divisions of Daniels & Associates, LP and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. Downie received his MBA from New York University and his BA from Dartmouth College. He s ... (view full description)

Sean Fallmer

Vice President, Commodity Pricing & Supply
Noble America

As Vice President of Pricing & Analysis at Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Sean Fallmer is responsible for overseeing all energy trading, portfolio management, commodity structuring, physical operations, and regulatory functions for the MISO, PJM, ISO-NE, and NYISO regions.Mr. Fallmer began his commodity career as a floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He later progressed to lead commodity risk management and derivative (e.g., FASB 133/IAS 39) engagements with Fortune 500 firms as a member of KPMGs Financial Risk Management Team. Immediately prior to joining Noble Americas Energy Solutions in 2007, Mr. Fallmer led ABN AMBROs North American Credit Risk ... (view full description)

Peter Feldman

CEO & Principal

Peter Feldman, CEO and Principal of DataGryd, has 20 years of experience in data center development, management, and design; he has been at the forefront of developing collocation business models and implementing energy-efficient technologies in the industry. Feldman has held CTO, President, and founding roles at several successful startups, including the TelX group, a national leader in datacenter collocation services. Prior to founding DataGryd, Mr. Feldman was the primary technical and business development interface with companies such as United Technologies Power for their hydrogen and natural gas fuel cell technology and CCHP micro-turbines for data centers, and AMSC (formerly Americ ... (view full description)

Brian File

Senior Manager, Economic Development

Michelle Forbes


Alexander Fraser

Managing Director & Partner
GI Partners

Mr. Fraser is a Managing Director of GI Partners. His investing efforts are focused in the data center, real estate and healthcare sectors. He currently serves on the board of Advoserv and oversees the investment activities of TechCore and DataCore, core managed accounts focused on technology-advantaged real estate. Mr. Fraser previously served on the boards of Sunset Gower Studios, The Telx Group, Plum Healthcare Group, FlatIron Crossing, STAG Industrial (NYSE: STAG), and Waypoint. Before GI Partners, Mr. Fraser worked as a Vice President in JP Morgan's Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking Group in New York and London, where he advised REITs, REOCs and real estate oppor ... (view full description)

Vlad Friedman

Edge Hosting

Vlad Friedman, a seasoned IT veteran with 20+ years of mission critical experience and currently the CEO of Edgewebhosting. Vlad and his team are exclusively focused on hosting highly secure mission critical public facing web and line of business applications. His team of engineers and security analysts currently intercept an average of 15 million attacks per day launched against 2000+ servers and devices across three geographically diverse data center locations. Edge services a wide range of industries from enterprise accounts such as insurance carriers, publically traded corporations, political parties, and nonprofits to state and federal agencies; all on compliant platforms audited for ... (view full description)

Derek Garnier

Layer42 Networks

Derek Garnier is the CEO of Layer42 Networks. He is a 25 year industry veteran, having worked in sales, business and engineering management roles for top datacenter, network and managed service providers including QTS Datacenters, AboveNet Communications, SiteSmith, Global Center, MFS Datanet, and Cabletron Systems.

Rick Gauthier

General Manager

Rick Gauthier is General Manager of Microsoft's Engineering Services IT organization, he has provided operations leadership to Microsoft for 15 years and has 23 years experience in the IT industry. As General Manager for Microsoft IT's Engineering Services team (ESIT), Rick oversees a team providing infrastructure and support for IT Engineering and Product Group development teams across Microsoft. ESIT supported infrastructure and Source Control tools aid in the development, testing and deployment of Microsoft products and services including Windows, Office, Xbox Live and Bing. The RDS team hosts and maintains over 75,000 Windows servers in multiple US and International locations. Rick serve ... (view full description)

Matt Hamlin

Tonaquint Data Center

Matt Hamlin has been involved with the Tonaquint team since its inception and oversees the fiscal well-being and day-to-day management of the Tonaquint Data Center including operations, engineering, sales and business development. Matt joined the Tonaquint team from InterLinx, an open access telecommunications company. With InterLinx, Matt served in many roles within their financial and marketing efforts where he was able to assist in bring multiple fiber long haul routes to the southern Utah region for more robust connectivity options for carriers. Matt received a BS from Southern Utah University in Marketing, and his MBA from Oregon State University.

Joe Higgins

VP of Engineering
Fidelity Investments

At Fidelity, Joe has responsibilities for critical infrastructure design and operations. He played a key role in formalizing Fidelity's data center strategy, site selection process and the design for its next generation data center. As Fidelity's Sustainability Officer, he also provides guidance, coordination and reporting for a broad array of sustainability initiatives. Joe actively supports the U.S. Green Building Council as a Faculty Member and core contributor to their LEED rating systems – which have rapidly transformed the built environment toward more sustainable design and operations. Before joining Fidelity, Joe provided professional engineering and sustainability expertise to missi ... (view full description)

Michael Hochanadel

Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Michael Hochanadel is a Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle and is a member of Jones Lang LaSalle Securities, the securities division of the firm. As part of the Industrial Capital Markets team, he provides capital placement and structuring expertise to help industrial user and investor clients develop optimal real estate finance solutions. Michaels responsibilities include asset and credit underwriting, transaction structuring, business development and equity placement.

Paul Hopkins

Regional Vice President, Sales & Leasing
DuPont Fabros Technology

Paul is Regional Vice President of Sales for leading wholesale provider, DuPont Fabros Technology where he leads all sales and marketing efforts in the western US. Paul has been a sales & marketing leader in the data center industry for over 15 years. He began his data center career with Exodus Communications and also held sales leadership roles for Cable & Wireless, Savvis and Telx. Paul holds a BA from St. Mary's College and a dual-MBA in marketing from UC Berkeley and Columbia University.

Tim Horan

Managing Director
Oppenheimer & Co.

Tim Horan is Managing Director and Senior Analyst heading the Cloud and Communication Services research team at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He joined the firm in 1998 and has been covering the sector since 1994. Tim researches a broad range of communications and cloud companies with a focus on emerging services and applications.   Prior to 1998, Tim was a research analyst at Smith Barney, a group that was ranked number two among wireline services teams. He has been a award recipient of both the Greenwich Associates Institutional Survey and Wall Street Journal All Star Analysts. Prior to becoming an equity analyst, Tim worked as a civil engineer on various construction projects in ... (view full description)

Mark Hughes

Board Member
Digital Fortress

Mr. Hughes currently serves on several technology arena and adjunct company Boards supporting executive leadership, merger-acquisition, and integration activities. Mark is also a technical / business executive consultant to the Air Force and the Intelligence Community on major space and fighter weapons systems. Mark served as Executive Vice President of Operations of SunGard Availability Services, Inc. where he operated a $1.8B disaster recovery and managed services entity. He led the acquisition and integration of the $100M VeriCenter Hosting operation. He joined SunGard Availability Services executive management team in January 2005 as the result of the acquisition of Inflow, where he led ... (view full description)

Sean Ivery

Senior Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Sean is a senior service provider at Cushman & Wakefield who focuses on data center advisory work. Sean has over 17 years of consulting and brokerage experience and has focused on the data center industry throughout his career. He has previously held senior roles at the real estate practices of Ernst & Young and Navigant Consulting. Sean has a broad range of data center experience and expertise including site selection, due diligence, leasing, and capital market projects. He has distinguished himself as a successful program manager of large data center acquisition projects. Clients have included Symantec, Adobe, Visa, Digital Realty Trust, Charles Schwab, Oracle, and various data center ... (view full description)

Christopher Jensen

Managing Partner
Anderson Pacific Corporation

Christopher J. Jensen is the Managing Principal of Anderson Pacific Corporation (APC), a Chicago based private investment firm focused on the telecommunications, media and SaaS industries. APC portfolio companies include fiber optic networks, data centers, retail colocation, cellular, cellular backhaul, towers, machine-to-machine remote monitoring, spectrum assets, SaaS, and an equipment-leasing fund focused on the telecommunications sector. He has a diverse entrepreneurial and investing background in key areas of telecommunications and information technology industries including Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, LTE, mobile content, SaaS based platforms, carrier Ethernet, data storage, and network ... (view full description)

Kaushik Joshi

Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development

Responsibilities at Equinix (2011- Present)· Global Lead for annual strategic and corporate planning process· Lead, Non-recurring revenues service-line for Equinix Americas· New Market entry assessment and business development· Leading regional operating performance improvement initiatives· Supporting new product development initiatives· Strategic and Bolt-on M&A assessment· Leading several strategic and leadership development initiativesPrior career· Principal at Bain & Company (2009 – 2011)· Sr. Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company (2005 – 2009) ... (view full description)

Kevin Keating

Telecom Real Estate Services

As CEO of Telecom Real Estate Services, Kevin is responsible for the overall direction of the firm and implementation of the strategic plan. Kevin has been a nimble developer in the data center and collocation markets since 1997 from a leasing, development and acquisition perspective. The TRES team handles site selection, construction management and leasing. TRES acts as a merchant developer and currently the company is implementing a strategic vision of a new type of data center which offers the tenants Tier III reliability in a block design. Additional information can be found at and ... (view full description)

Arman Khalili

Central Colo

Mr. Khalili is a hands-on executive with extensive sales, computer technology and business development background; he poses a mix of entrepreneurship and operation management skills. He is a principal at Industry Capital spearheading the data center practice. IC is a privately held registered investment adviser focused on investing in real assets. The firm was founded in 2003. Through its funds, the firm owns and operates over 2 million square feet of assets in the US and utility scale Solar Farms in California. He was an advisor to Harbor Ridge Capital a leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm to the internet infrastructure sector. Mr. Khalili was previously the founder and CEO of ... (view full description)

Mukesh Khattar

Energy Director
Oracle Corporation

Tim Kiser

Owner & Founder
Colo Atl

Timothy A. Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 35 states. With over 25 years of engineering experience, Mr. Kiser has served as the designer and engineer on over 70 telecommunications facilities. Mr. Kiser designed and constructed the fully-built Colo Atl colocation and Meet Me Room facility in November 2001 to serve as a carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection facility. As Owner, Designer and Engineer at the Colo Atl facility, Mr. Kiser was instrumental in achieving the prestigious SSAE 16 certification, an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit designed for service organizations. Colo Atl achieved the certification aft ... (view full description)

Mike Klein

Online Tech

Mike Klein is the Co-CEO of Online Tech, a leading Midwest data center operator. With five data centers across the Midwest, Online Tech delivers secure, compliant enterprise hosting for the mid-enterprise market. Mike is a serial entrepreneur with more than 35 years of high tech business leadership, technology, and startup experience including several software companies he started and subsequently sold over the last 20 years. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and has more than half a dozen patents to his name.

Bruce Lehrman

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Lehrman is CEO and founder of Involta LLC, a privately held multi-tenant data center and IT services company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA. Bruce is best known for his entrepreneurial spirit and ability to build world class technology organizations. He has been involved in 3 green-field business start ups in his career and has also worked with large, nationally recognized brands. Last year he led Involta to be recognized on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company list at #40 and the Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards for CEO of the Year and Company of the Year. Building community is an important focus for Bruce. He believes in the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit ... (view full description)

Dave Leonard

Chief Data Center Officer

As Chief Data Center Officer, Dave Leonard directs the design and construction of new data centers and data center expansions, as well as defining the standards and practices for operation of ViaWest’s data centers. He is also responsible for strategy and positioning of the data center colocation product lines. Dave previously had responsibility for operating ViaWest's 25 data centers. Prior to ViaWest, Leonard founded Critical Infrastructure Consulting LLC., and was the Chief Technology Officer of Infocrossing for nine years. He was also the Chief Technology Officer for (i)Structure, a division of Level(3) Communications which Infocrossing later acquired. Prior to that, Leonard was Chie ... (view full description)

Erik Levitt

Open Data Centers

Miles Loo

Newmark Knight Frank

Miles Loo, Jr. serves as Executive Vice President in the Los Angeles office of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) and is the Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory for NKF’s Data Center Solutions Group. Mr. Loo is well recognized as the industry’s leading appraiser of data center properties in North America. His experience includes advising private equity funds, institutional investors, large pension funds, major Fortune 500 companies, cloud companies and Global IT conglomerates on investments on all of the various types of data centers, including mission critical, disaster recovery data centers, colocation facilities, carrier hotels and internet gateways and life science properties all t ... (view full description)

Stephen Madaffari

Data Centers Delivered

Stephen C. Madaffari is a Partner with Data Centers Delivered (focusing on Sales and Marketing) and concurrently serves as a Principal for HTS New York, a leading HVAC manufacturers representative firm that partners with parent company, Epsilon Industries. He began his career as a sales engineer with Trane, where he helped develop and build a successful sales and turnkey construction business. Stephen also was a partner in a real estate development company that sourced, procured and sold development packages to major construction development companies. One of his key milestones was arranging private equity and acquiring financing for and assisting in the sales of about $25 million in priv ... (view full description)

Pete Marin

President & CEO
T5 Data Centers

As president of T5 Data Centers, Pete is responsible for setting the overall strategy of the firm, sourcing capital and generating new client relationships. Pete's experience covers: Site Selection, Sale-Lease-Backs, Build-to-Suit/Developments, Forward Purchase Agreements/Take-Outs, Complete Lease Transactions, Construction Management and Incentives Negotiation.Pete's understanding of his clients' needs has enabled him to reduce cycle time and project cost, leading to many successful transactions and repeat business, which contributed to positive earn­ings impact.Prior to T5 Data Centers, Pete was an executive vice president at The Staubach Company where he started an ... (view full description)

Ty Miller

Digital Realty Trust

Shawn Mills

Green House Data

Shawn Mills has a deep background in the technology industry, with expertise in product and business development and go-to-market strategy. He is president and a founding member of Green House Data, the nation’s greenest cloud hosting and colocation data center service provider, and of several other IT and telecommunication companies. Under his leadership, Green House Data has expanded out of its Cheyenne, Wyoming headquarters, launching cloud hosting and IaaS services in the Portland, Oregon and New York metro areas. Mills has been a featured speaker at other industry events, including 7x24 Exchange, Data Center World and the National Center for Super Computing Applications.

Matt Mochary

Mochary Group

Matt Mochary is the CEO of Mochary Capital, which invests in all layers of the data center ecosystem, from startup to public equity. Matt also advises several large technology hedge funds on their data center investments. He was formerly the CEO of Fortune Development Group, which built wholesale data centers under the Fortune Data Center name. Previous to that, he was the Founder and Chairman of Totality, which was bought by Verizon and now operates as Verizon Business. And prior to that he was a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, a multi-billion private equity firm specializing in the TMT space. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and the founder of the Mochary Foundation, which ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Moerdler

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jeff is the head of the Real Estate and Communications practices in New York. A general commercial real estate attorney for almost 30 years, his clients include large national companies, particularly in the high-tech, telecommunications, financial services, health care, supermarket, and oil and gas sectors as well as numerous smaller local clients. His real estate practice is both national and local and includes representation of landlords and tenants in all types of leases; counseling owners and developers in the acquisition, sale, development, and renovation of property; advising lenders and borrowers in commercial loans; and the representation of all parties in real estate litigation. ... (view full description)

Bob Morse

Strattam Capital, LLC

Strattam Capital is a private equity firm focused on the core enterprise IT and services sector. Previously, Mr. Morse served as a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Management, where he was Head of the Technology Vertical and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He previously worked in the private equity industry at both GCC Investments and Morgan Stanley. He received a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Hunter Newby

Allied Fiber

Mr. Newby has amassed deep subject matter expertise and contacts in the telecom networking industry spanning 15 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber and prior to founding Allied Fiber, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and a Director of The Telx Group, Inc., one of the leading carrier hotel interconnection facility operators in the U.S. Under Mr. Newby’s direction, Telx successfully created an entirely new business model originating in New York City, expanding to Atlanta and ultimately nationwide and in the process built one of the strongest brand names for carrier-neutral, core interconnection facilities in the world. Mr. Newby is a recognized authority in the industry, has serv ... (view full description)

Timothy Nicols

VP of Channel Sales & Business Development
RagingWire Data Centers

With over 20 years of experience in management, Tim Nicols is responsible for product development, partner liaison, and sales for large scale accounts as RagingWire's Vice Present of Business Development. Mr. Nicols' experiences give him a broad understanding of the data center environment, specializing in facilities, networks, and real-estate. Previously, Mr. Nicols was the founding Director of Enterprise Sales at QTS where he was responsible for building wholesale channel, sales, and sales engineering. He also held positions as the VP of Business Development at Advanced Datacenters and VP of Enterprise Sales at Global Crossing. Mr. Nicols has a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Flight ... (view full description)

Doug O'Neill

Vice President
JE Dunn Construction

Ryan Oró

Vice President-General Management

Ryan Oro is CoreSites Vice President of our General Management team. He is responsible for CoreSites portfolio development and management, comprised of 16 facilities across North America. Since joining CoreSite in 2009, Ryan has been involved with many aspects of the Companys data center portfolio. He previously served as CoreSites Western Region General Manager where he managed over 1.0M square feet including CoreSites operations in the key carrier hotel, One Wilshire. Prior to joining CoreSite, Ryan worked in Wachovia Securities Investment Banking Division focusing on REITs and financial institutions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Univ ... (view full description)

Peter Panfil

Vice President, Global Power Sales
Emerson Network Power

With more than 30 years of experience in embedded controls and power, Peter Panfil leads global power sales for Emerson Network Power’s Liebert AC Power business. He participates in the Liebert AC Power global roadmap development and is responsible for global power sales. He works to apply the latest power and control technology to industry-proven and emerging topologies to provide the highest availability systems for business-critical applications. Additionally, Panfil partners with customer groups to incorporate industry trends into new product development. He began his career at Liebert in 1994 and held several managerial positions including VP Engineering and VP/GM AC Power before becomi ... (view full description)

Kenneth Parent

ByteGrid Holdings LLC

Stephen Perkins

General Partner
Crosslink Capital

Stephen Perkins is a general partner at Crosslink Capital where he invests in small companies in rapidly growing segments of the technology and communications industries. Since rejoining Crosslink in 2005 Stephen has led the firm's public investments across enterprise IT, communications services and semiconductors industries. In his prior tenure as a venture associate at Crosslink in the late 90s, Stephen sourced and evaluated venture capital and public market opportunities for the firm. Other professional experience includes working as an analyst and sector lead for Citadel Investment Group and Proteus Capital as well as two years in equity research at Robertson Stephens. He has bee ... (view full description)

Abhijit Phanse

UnitedLayer LLC

Abhijit Phanse is the CEO of UnitedLayer (, a premier North American Colocation and Managed Hosting provider, with colocation datacenter facilities, virtual private clouds, and managed hosted platforms in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and a nationwide high performance IPv4/v6 network backbone. Abhijit is a technology veteran with senior management, operating, and investing experience in technology businesses. Abhijit is the Managing Partner of Accelon Capital (, a private equity firm investing in growth stage companies. Previously, ... (view full description)

J. Todd Raymond

1547 Critical Systems Realty

As a partner at 1547, Mr. Raymond is involved with overseeing facility operations while sourcing and capitalizing business development opportunities. Mr. Raymond has a history and reputation for successfully assessing and implementing data center strategy - in terms of both property and tenant acquisition, and building enterprise value, taking companies from start up to executing an exit strategy.Before joining 1547, Mr. Raymond was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for The Telx Group, Inc. - one of the largest data center operators in the world. At Telx he served on the Board of Directors and has held the roles of CEO, President, COO, General Counsel, Controller and Corp ... (view full description)

Fred Rebarber

Manager of Technical Relations
Emerson Network Power

In his role as Technical Relations Manger, Fred serves as the corporate technical interface for large end-users and consulting engineers who specialize in mission critical designs. A key function of this role is to provide input on product development based on customer needs and market demands. In his previous role in the OEM group, Fred worked with OEMs and end-users to gain adoption of existing Liebert Products as well as create specifications for new products. Before his OEM role, Fred was Director of Sales and Marketing for Cooligy. Cooligy designed and manufactured chip level liquid cooling solutions for OEMs. Fred holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from th ... (view full description)

Jason Schafer

Director, Technology & Operations Management
Schneider Electric

Jason Schafer joined Schneider Electric in December 2012 as the Director of Technology & Operations Management. He is responsible for the development and coordination of facility operations consultancy services as well as continued improvement of existing services within Schneider Electric’s Mission Critical Services business. Jason came most recently from 451 Research as Research Manager for its Datacenter Technologies practice. Jason has been a guest speaker at numerous, high-profile industry events and has been consulted by and quoted in journalistic publications such as Computerworld Magazine, New York Construction Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.Jaso ... (view full description)

Philbert Shih

Managing Director
Structure Research Ltd.

Brad Smidt

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

Valery Sokolov

Senior Data Center Planning Manager

Gregory Spitzer

Partner, Real Estate Development
Paul Hastings LLP

Gregory E. Spitzer is a partner in the Real Estate practice and office chair of the Paul Hastings Chicago office. He represents public and private companies and private equity firms in connection with acquisition, disposition and financing transactions. Mr. Spitzer's practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, financing and re-structuring matters. Mr. Spitzer has a particular focus in the areas of real estate restructurings and structured leasing transactions, including synthetic leasing, sale-leaseback and leverage lease transactions. Mr. Spitzer previously served on the board of directors of a public ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Springborn

President & COO
LightEdge Solutions

Rob Stevenson

Managing Director - Head of U.S. REIT Research

Robert Stevenson is a Managing Director and Head of Macquarie's U.S. REIT effort. At Macquarie, Rob leads a team covering a broad spectrum of REITs in the apartment, data center, industrial, office, retail, and storage subsectors. Rob previously spent 12 years as a senior analyst at Morgan Stanley, where his previous research coverage included REITs and homebuilders. Rob holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Everett Thompson

WiredRE Group

Everett Thompson is CEO and Founder of WiredRE, the leading colocation and data center advisory firm in the nation. The company represents users and owners of data centers to create and execute procurement (users) and go-to-market (owners) strategies solely focused on Wired Real Estate(TM). WiredRE counts Verizon Telecom, Agilent Technology, and over 50% of the nation's top investment banks as clients. The firm also host the world’s largest colocation and data center social network, with over 6,000 members. Search and qualify over 1,600 data centers at .

David Tolson

President & CEO
DBT-DATA Holdings, Inc.

Christopher Trapp

Managing Partner
Trapp Technology Partners

Chris founded Constellation Data Center Services in 2012. Constellation is a data center advisory firm with a focus on strategic marketing, capital raising, and design/engineering, primarily focused in the third party data center sector. Previously, Chris was Vice President, Acquisitions & Leasing for Sabey Datacenter Properties, a leading national data center provider. Previously, Chris founded Treeline Holdings, a real estate development firm specializing in technology-related real estate. At Treeline he led the acquisition strategy and was responsible for raising all project-level equity and debt while leading design, marketing and leasing activities. Treeline successful develope ... (view full description)

Simon Tusha

True Data Centers

Simon Tusha is an 18 year industry veteran who has developed 1000+MW of data center projects and has managed and developed more than 150 data centers that span over 5 million square feet worldwide. Mr. Tusha’s prestigious reputation and diverse range of data center experience and technology knowledge distinguish him as one of the worlds most experienced data center developers. This esteemed reputation is reflected in the high level of responsibility he assumed for such leading data center companies as QTS and Google. <b>Professional Experience</b> · Quality Technology Services, LLP. Overland Park, Kansas (<A> </A ... (view full description)

Matt Vanderzanden

Data Center Site Selection Manager

Ron Vokoun

Director, Mission Critical Design
RK Mechanical

Ron is a 27 year veteran of the construction industry with a primary focus on Mission Critical Facilities. As Director of Mission Critical Design for RK Mechanical, Ron leads programming and design for the Mission Critical market and focuses on scalable, prefabricated, energy efficient, water conscious, and sustainable data center solutions with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. He is also an author and blogger writing about the intersection of data centers and sustainability. Ron has successfully managed projects and programs as large as $650 million and has lived and worked in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Japan, Washington, and Arizona. Ron has a B.S. in Construc ... (view full description)

Neil Walker

Director, Vendor Relations
Limelight Networks

Career: Over 16-years of bringing ideas and people together. Whether structuring the finer details of a deal - or cultivating New relationships across peer groups, vendor partners, or a fairly loyal customer base; from Advanced Technology adoption to simple forms of Business Development. Currently: Building and managing over 90 Globally dispersed colocation facilities – throughout North America, Europe, and in Asia. Managing all Colocation vendor relationships as well as, all of our Transit and Backbone, along with ongoing needs from a Dark Fiber perspective and a variety of alternative Metro solutions.

Brad Watford

Senior Electrical Engineer

Brad Watford is a Senior Electrical Engineer with more than twelve years of experience in electrical design and engineering for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and advanced technology industries including data centers, research and development labs, and animal research facilities. His design experience includes generator installation, power distribution, lighting design, fire alarm systems and telecommunications infrastructure. He also has over twenty years of hands on experience in the electrical contracting and construction industry.

Thomas Watts

Watts Capital Group

Tom Watts is a Managing Director with Watts Capital, LLC, a FINRA-registered broker dealer providing investment banking to growth companies in the TMT sectors, including the data center industry. Its investment adviser affiliate also manages multi-asset portfolios that include exposure to the data center industry. Prior to founding Watts Capital, Tom was a Managing Director at Cowen and Company, and previously at Merrill Lynch. In both roles, Tom was an award-winning equity analyst covering public stocks in the telecom, data center, and media sectors. Prior experience comes from his role as an investment banker at Bear Stearns and a management consultant at Booz Allen and McKinsey & Comp ... (view full description)

Matthew Waymire

VP Facilities
Layer 42

Eric Wells

Vice President, Data Center Services
Fidelity Investments

Eric M. Wells is Vice President of Data Center Services for Fidelity Technology Group (FTG), a division of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. Eric has over 20 years of experience in global IT strategy and service delivery. In addition to developing several innovation efforts at Fidelity, he is co-lead of the OpenCompute Foundation’s Certification & Interoperability initiative.

Scott Whisman

General Manager of Corporate Services
Jack Henry & Associates

Michael Wong

Vice President
GI Partners

Jim deVenny

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development

Currently. Mr. deVenny is President of JDV Investments, a consulting firm specializing in technical real estate such as data centers, collocation, and hosting. Services include site selection, design, construction, operations and business development. Mr. deVenny is the former Chairman and CEO of Dataside, LLC, one of the leading collocation and network services providers in the U.S. As co-founder of Dataside, Mr. deVenny, is credited with 9 years of successful growth culminating in the companys acquisition by Denver-based managed service provider Via West assisted by Goldman Sachs. Previous to Dataside, Mr. deVenny spent 15 years in the design and development of miss ... (view full description)
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This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

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    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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