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.”




LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-dunn-2ab3554/

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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.




LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-almond-87590b7/

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.”




LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambercaramella/

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vXchnge Appoints Steve Weaver as Chief Sales Officer with Assistance from CFS Partners


vXchnge sought to hire a sales leader with the capability of developing new sales strategies and leveraging the company’s existing competitive strategies to drive growth across 14 national markets.

After an extensive search to identify and engage the industries most accomplished and results-driven sales leaders, Steve Weaver was appointed the new Chief Sales Officer of vXchnge. Steve has a demonstrated history of developing successfully effective strategies that proved to increase revenue, market share and sales effectiveness.

Steve will be able to leverage his broad and deep industry expertise to drive growth across key customer segments including existing customers, local enterprises, and emerging “edge” demand from content, carrier, and cloud service providers.





LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-weaver-84969a1/

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Mike Casey as Chief Data Center Officer


DENVER, CO – APRIL 30, 2019STACK INFRASTRUCTURE (“STACK” or the “Company”), the data center company built from the ground up to address the technology infrastructure needs of rapidly scaling enterprises and hyperscale businesses, today announced the appointment of Mike Casey as Chief Data Center Officer. Mr. Casey will lead the engineering, construction, commissioning, and operations of STACK’s data center portfolio.

The newest addition to the STACK leadership team, Mr. Casey brings a proven track record of delivering customized data center solutions and achieving high client satisfaction through operational excellence. Prior to STACK, Mr. Casey held senior leadership roles with T5 Data Centers including Chief Operating Officer and President of T5 Facilities Management. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services group and a member of The Staubach Company’s National Contact and Data Center Practice. In 2017, Mr. Casey received The Uptime Institute’s Leadership Award as Operations Pacesetter.

“Mike’s seasoned insight into data center development and operational excellence matches perfectly with our strategy for STACK, which is to align our offering with our clients’ growth trajectories, so that we are always able to provide the solutions they need in the places where they want to be,” said Brian Cox, Chief Executive Officer of STACK. “His hands-on approach and experience as a trusted advisor to clients further position us as a partner of choice for hyperscale and enterprise users as they consider their requirements now and in the future.”

“I am excited to join STACK at this remarkable time of expansion and unlimited opportunity,” Mike Casey added. “The STACK team has established itself as a true partner to clients on the basis of its willingness to bring creative solutions to the table and track record of delivering on its promises. I look forward to building upon this solid foundation to support our clients’ rapidly evolving technology infrastructure needs.”

STACK is committed to being the data center industry leader in building and delivering flexible critical infrastructure solutions that meet and support the complex requirements of enterprise and hyperscale deployments. The Company’s offering includes hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers (“HYPER STACK™”), immediately available wholesale colocation and private data suites (“READY STACK™”), and powered shell options (“POWER STACK™”).



LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-casey-22118514/

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Horizon Telcom announces hire of Glenn Lytle as CRO


Columbus, OH – April 30, 2019 – Horizon, an Ohio-based regional fiber broadband company, announced the appointment of Glenn Lytle as Chief Revenue Officer. Glenn will report directly to Bill McKell, Horizon’s CEO.

CFS Partners is privileged to announce a successful partnership with Horizon Telcom in the search, selection, and hire of Glenn Lytle as Chief Revenue Officer.

“I’m excited to join the growing team at Horizon as they continue to expand their fiber network throughout Ohio and surrounding states,” Lytle added. “We have a tremendous opportunity to leverage a strong, well-established brand with growing fiber assets and top-notch customer care.” Horizon Telcom, Columbus OH, and their Private Equity partner, Novacap Capital, Montreal CAN, sought to hire a Chief Revenue Officer to drive corporate value via organic revenue growth and remaining attentive of acquisition opportunities in its core markets across the Midwest. After an extensive search of fiber specific senior sales and business development executives, Glenn was selected due to his consistently positive track record of building teams and exceeding revenue targets in multiple environments. Glenn will leverage his cumulative experience in authoring and executing an updated go to market playbook at Horizon.

“I am excited to announce the hire of Glenn Lytle as our CRO,” says Bill McKell. “His experience in building sales teams and extending networks matches very well with our future plans. Taking advantage of the strong backing of our equity partner, Novacap, Glenn will be able to take our legacy of creating carefully tailored solutions for our customers into our new markets.”

According to Ted Mocarski, Senior Partner at Novacap and Board Chairman of Horizon, “Adding a CRO, especially one with Glenn’s background, to Horizon’s executive team fits perfectly into the growth plan we have envisioned for the company. We are excited to welcome Glenn to the team.”



LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennlytle/

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