Kevin Dalton Joins Cumulus Data as Chief Data Center Officer

Former Digital Realty and NTT Global Executive to lead design and construction of flagship hyperscale data center campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania; brings over 30 years of experience in constructing over 1,000 MW of data center capacity

 

THE WOODLANDS, TexasAug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cumulus Data (“Cumulus”), a Subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen”), today announced that it has appointed Kevin Dalton to the role of Chief Data Center Officer. In this newly created role, Dalton will lead the design, construction and operation of Cumulus Data centers and support technical customer sales efforts. Mr. Dalton will report to Alex Hernandez, CEO of Cumulus Data and President of Talen. Dalton joins Cumulus with over 30 years of experience in building data centers and will focus initially on delivering Cumulus Data’s flagship digital campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania, which will be powered via direct interconnect to Talen’s carbon-free Susquehanna nuclear generation facility. The first data center is expected to be commercially available for lease in the second half of 2022.

“Kevin’s vast experience in developing 1,000 MW of data center capacity, which equates to approximately $10 billion of capex across over 75 data centers globally complements the strength of our team and will ensure Cumulus delivers a high-quality product to our customers,” said Alex Hernandez Cumulus Chief Executive Officer and Talen President. “The combination of our low-cost, reliable, and carbon-free energy enables Cumulus Data to offer the lowest total cost of ownership together with ESG benefits to cloud, AI, and data center clients globally. Additionally, Cumulus offers customers the ability to supplement its carbon-free offering with 400 Megawatts of new solar generation capacity under development in Pennsylvania,” Hernandez continued.

Talen announced that it has broken ground on the Cumulus digital campus following the recent passage of Pennsylvania’s Digital Infrastructure Legislation, House Bill 952, which provides state sales and use tax exemption for data center investment in the Commonwealth. The first Cumulus data center is being constructed on land adjacent Talen’s Susquehanna nuclear generating facility, located outside Berwick, Pa. The Cumulus Data digital campus will provide up to one Gigawatt of carbon-free, low-cost, reliable energy generated by Susquehanna’s dual units to power the campus, including 475 Megawatts for hyperscale data center clients and 300 Megawatts for other digital infrastructure applications.

The Cumulus Data digital infrastructure investment will create family-sustaining jobs, technology training, and other economic benefits including tax revenue and increased consumption of local goods and services to both the Commonwealth and surrounding community. The Cumulus Data investment and digital campus is a tangible expression of Talen’s Force for Good strategy to invest in and support the communities in which it operates.

Prior to joining Cumulus, Dalton served as senior vice president of design and construction for NTT Global Data Centers, where he led global data center design and supply chain functions. Prior to joining NTT Global Data Centers, Dalton spent 12 years at Digital Realty, a global leader in data center, colocation and integration strategies, in technical and senior management roles, including seven years as vice president of engineering, leading teams of engineers to deliver data center solutions for customers around the world. Previously, he spent 10 years at MGE UPS Systems, a world leader in uninterrupted power supply systems, and nine years at McClier Corporation, now AECOM, a design-build firm. Dalton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago.

“I am pleased to join Cumulus Data in this new role, and look forward to working with the team to both design and construct our flagship campus as we lead the clean energy and digital infrastructure transition,” Dalton said. “I look forward to working with Alex and the team to construct world-class facilities for the campus’ tenants, create a template for future expansion and provide significant opportunities for the communities in which we operate.”

For more information regarding Cumulus Data, visit: https://cumulusinfra.com/

 

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547 Energy – Chief Executive Officer in Residence for Data Center Development

 

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Data Center Leader CPG Names David Mettler as Chief Revenue Officer to Support Strategic Growth Across Business Lines

Strengthening CPG’s sales team, Mettler’s experience as an industry veteran with a global track record of success will support customers across all lines of service.

 

ASHBURN, VA. – Jan. 12, 2020CPG – North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations – today announced the appointment of David Mettler to the position of chief revenue officer. Mettler is tasked with accelerating CPG’s revenue growth across all lines of business, helping to serve the diverse needs of hyperscalers, colocation facilities, enterprises and government agencies across North America.

With over 20 years of experience leading sales teams in the data center and technology services industries – serving a deep mix of customers in financial services, healthcare, and state, local and federal government – Mettler’s appointment further rounds out CPG’s executive leadership team with hands-on global sales experience. Mettler’s chief focus will be to organize the sales team to best support the diverse needs of customers and prospects across CPG’s end-to-end offerings, helping CPG deliver at the scale, pace and reliability required for modern data center service providers.

“As organizations have moved to the cloud to support exponentially-increasing data demands, the process for establishing a modern data center environment hasn’t kept up. From the build and technology install to ongoing maintenance and analytics-driven operations, the process remains far too time consuming and costly, and it involves far too many vendors,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “David understands that today’s largest enterprises and technology companies need a true end-to-end technology partner that not only understands their business but that can dynamically scale to match their pace and tackle their long-term challenges.”

Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain their data centers to ensure the availability of their business-critical data and applications. Some of these customers include Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty and Cyxtera.

“Over the last two decades, CPG has established itself as unique in its ability to support customers at every stage of the data center lifecycle, with capabilities spanning the full range required by today’s leading companies,” Mettler said. “Leveraging my two decades in the industry, I look forward to working with CPG’s executive and sales team to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory across all lines of business.”

Mettler joins CPG from Iron Mountain Data Centers, where he helped the company grow its global colocation services. Prior to Iron Mountain’s acquisition of IO Data Centers in 2018, David led IO’s U.S. sales team as vice president of sales and market director for the United States. Additionally, David was a key member of the team that managed IO’s data center expansion into the Singapore and London markets, and he previously headed up sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for managed hosting and colocation services provider Savvis.

Mettler began his career as a network engineer for Sprint and holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

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Aligned Expands Executive Eric Jacobs Appointed Chief Revenue Officer

 

DALLAS (Sept. 24, 2018)Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable, and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, is pleased to announce Eric Jacobs as new Chief Revenue Officer.

“Eric brings a wealth of industry knowledge and demonstrates an exceptional track record of success and leadership,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “We are thrilled to have someone of his stature and expertise joining the Aligned team.”

In this new role, Jacobs will be responsible for all facets of sales, and solution architecture; including the development of sales and channel “go-to-market” strategies, lead contract negotiations, implementation of a robust sales support processes to ensure pipeline growth, revenue acquisition/projections, and customer success.

Before joining Aligned, Jacobs worked at QTS Realty Trust for more than eight years and was most recently Executive Vice President of Sales, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company. While at QTS, he also served in several executive leadership roles including sales, operations and facilities.

Prior to QTS, Jacobs was Vice President of Sales at CMI, Executive Vice President of Sales and Officer for Pac-West, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales at Zayo Group (AboveNet Communications), and one of the original team members for Nextel Communications, Inc.

Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Corporate Management. He is also an active member in a variety of community organizations, currently serving as board member of the CIO Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged students seeking a degree in information technology.

 

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Flexential Hires Industry Veteran Ryan Mallory to Lead Colocation Services

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 30, 2020Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, today announced it has hired Ryan Mallory to serve as its Chief Operating Officer of Colocation Services, based in Aurora, Colo. In his role, Mallory will drive operational excellence and performance optimization for the colocation portfolio at Flexential, including data center operations, product management, design, construction, engineering and facilities management, as well as overseeing the company’s interconnection platform, FlexAnywhere™. Ryan joins Flexential after nearly a decade at Equinix and has more than 20 years of experience building high-performing technical teams for global, hyper-growth technology companies, including UUNET, SAVVIS, Digital Realty, and XO Communications.

“Adding Ryan as a leader is a big step forward for Flexential because of his extensive experience with all sizes and formats of IT infrastructure services,” said Flexential Chief Executive Officer Chris Downie. “Interconnection, network operations and edge computing are also in Ryan’s DNA, which aligns to Flexential’s key differentiators. His deep understanding of hybrid IT architectures on every scale, makes him the ideal fit for this critical role. We are very excited to have him join the Flexential team and start this new chapter in our history.”

Mallory comes to Flexential with an extensive background in the infrastructure and interconnection service areas. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Enablement at Equinix. In this role, he worked hand-in-hand with the global sales, network platform, software and operations teams to support bridging the network, data center and IT infrastructure solutions for Equinix’s most strategic customers and partners. Before Equinix, Mallory worked at Digital Realty in sales and operations.

“Flexential’s ability to solve the biggest, most complex hybrid IT challenges with a personal approach and tailored solutions make it truly unique in the industry,” said Mallory. “I am excited to join the Flexential team and drive the company’s continued growth.”

 

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Contegix Names Mike Dunn as Chief Financial Officer

 

Dulles, Va., April 2, 2020 — Contegix, the leading provider of managed IT solutions and managed application solutions, today announced that it has named Mike Dunn as its new chief financial officer.

Dunn will be responsible for Contegix’s financial strategy and planning, accounting and legal operations. With over 15 years of experience in the CFO role, he has been a facilitator of rapid growth within B2B technology companies focused on SaaS software, cloud services and consulting.

Prior to Contegix, Dunn was the CFO of systems integrator and managed hosting provider NeoSystems, LLC where he led the finance and accounting functions. Before NeoSystems, Dunn was the CFO of Siteworx, a digital marketing agency, which achieved 50% year over year growth over 10 years. Prior to that, Mike was the CFO of Recovery Point Systems, a managed services and hosting provider serving a mix of government and commercial enterprises.

“Mike’s track record of success at technology firms and in the digital agency space make him the ideal leader to evolve our business operations,” said Contegix CEO, Brad Hokamp. “Mike not only brings the financial management acumen, but also the strategic business knowledge to help us achieve our financial goals.”

“I’m excited to join a team of executives who are passionate about delivering on our promise of superior customer service,” said Dunn. “Contegix provides a critical service for IT teams and developers and is well positioned for growth in the coming years.”

 

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T5 Data Centers Appoints Peter Almond As Its New Chief Financial Officer

 

ATLANTA, March 12, 2020T5 Data Centers (T5), a leading provider of mission-critical development, facilities management and construction services, announced that Peter Almond recently joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He comes to T5 after spending more than 20 years in investment banking raising capital for private-equity backed and corporate clients. He served as a Managing Director in Leveraged Finance most recently for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and previously for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“We’re excited to add Peter to the T5 team and are confident his broad-based capital markets and investment banking expertise will further position T5 for continued success as we expand our Development, Construction, and Facilities Management businesses,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers.

A native of Idaho and Oklahoma, Peter brings with him a passion for creating strong teams that are deeply invested in customer outcomes. As T5 Data Centers sets its eyes on further growth in the hyperscale space, he is uniquely equipped to facilitate that growth with strategic, prudent capital use.

“I’m excited to join the T5 team as we execute on a new phase of growth to support our customers,” said Mr. Almond. “Our team will ensure we have the appropriate capital and processes in place to continue to provide differentiated solutions for the industry.”

Peter holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and had multiple FINRA licenses while at SunTrust and Bank of America. He received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Netrality Data Centers Appoints Amber Caramella As CRO With Assistance From CFS Partners

 

NEW YORK, NY – January 20, 2020Netrality Data Centers today announced that Amber Caramella has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. In this new role, Caramella will be responsible for Netrality’s revenue generation strategy and execution, including overseeing sales, marketing, strategic alliances and channel partnerships.

“We are thrilled for Amber to join the Netrality team,” said Gerald Marshall, Chief Executive Officer at Netrality. “Amber’s wealth of industry knowledge is the perfect complement to our C-suite as we venture forward on an aggressive path of growth, both organic and via acquisition.”

Prior to joining Netrality, Caramella served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Zayo, where she built the company’s global data center vertical team. She brings vast industry experience, previously holding a variety of sales and leadership roles at Level 3 Communications (now CenturyLink), XO Communications and Allegiance Telecom.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the Netrality team,” said Caramella. “The organization is well positioned to increase market share and bring incremental value to its growing customer base. I look forward to contributing to its success.”

 

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