Scott Hanna Joins Cumulus Data as Chief Revenue Officer

Former CyrusOne executive to lead data center leasing and origination for flagship Cumulus hyperscale campus outside Berwick, Pa. and accelerate replication across Talen Energy footprint

 

THE WOODLANDS, TexasApril 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cumulus Data (“Cumulus”), a subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen Energy”), today announced that it has appointed Scott Hanna to the role of chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, Hanna will lead revenue generation and data center leasing for Cumulus Data including sales, marketing and customer support, while accelerating platform expansion strategic initiatives.  Mr. Hanna will report to Alex Hernandez, CEO of Cumulus Data and Talen Energy.

Hanna joins Cumulus with over 30 years of successful sales management and marketing experience, including leading and developing the sales organization for CyrusOne, a $15 billion data center technology real estate investment trust (REIT) that serves Fortune 1000 companies as well as Hyperscale companies worldwide.  His focus initially will be on marketing Cumulus Data’s flagship digital campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania, which will be powered via direct interconnect to Talen Energy’s carbon-free Susquehanna nuclear generation facility with generating capacity of 2.5 Gigawatts.

“Our company is at an important inflection point as we transition from an operational turnaround to strategically re-positioning Talen Energy for long-term value creation.  The growth of Cumulus Data, underpinned by customer relationships and key power infrastructure, is a key part our transformation and value creation agenda,” said Chief Executive Officer Alex Hernandez. “Scott’s leadership capabilities, track record of value creation, and data center industry experience strengthens Cumulus to solve the energy ‘trilemma’ for digital infrastructure customers, while growing the Cumulus platform.  I welcome Scott to the Talen Energy and Cumulus Data leadership team,” Hernandez continued.

“I am pleased to join Cumulus Data in this new role to position Cumulus and Talen Energy to lead the digital infrastructure transition,” Hanna said. “I look forward to working with Alex, chief data center officer, Kevin Dalton, chief financial officer Dustin Wertheimer, and the Talen-Cumulus management team to secure tenants for our world-class facilities, create a template for future expansion and provide significant opportunities for the communities in which we operate. Cumulus offers a differentiated solution at scale, providing data centers that are directly connected to carbon-free, reliable, low-cost electricity without intermediation by legacy utilities,” continued Mr. Hanna.

The first Cumulus data center, a 48 Megawatt powered shell designed for hyperscale cloud applications, is currently under construction and will be completed in the second half of 2022. Two additional 48 Megawatt powered shells are in advanced development to deliver a total of 150 Megawatts of capacity in Phase I over the near term and an aggregate capacity for the Cumulus Data hyperscale campus of 475 Megawatts.  For additional information regarding the Cumulus Data campus and customer solutions, please visit the Cumulus Data website.

Hanna brings a wealth of market specific knowledge as well as long-standing customer and partner relationships to Cumulus Data.  During his tenure with CyrusOne he played an integral role in leading and developing the sales organization in advance of its successful IPO in January 2013.  Hanna also held sales, management, and marketing leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies including Nestle, Anheuser Busch, Boston Scientific, and EMC² where he was the enterprise sales director.  He grew EMC2‘s business from $20M annually to $130M annually and helped to create its partnership with Dell Technologies.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications.

 

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

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Scott Hanna Joins Cumulus Data as Chief Revenue Officer

Former CyrusOne executive to lead data center leasing and origination for flagship Cumulus hyperscale campus outside Berwick, Pa. and accelerate replication across Talen Energy footprint

THE WOODLANDS, TexasApril 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cumulus Data (“Cumulus”), a subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen Energy”), today announced that it has appointed Scott Hanna to the role of chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, Hanna will lead revenue generation and data center leasing for Cumulus Data including sales, marketing and customer support, while accelerating platform expansion strategic initiatives.  Mr. Hanna will report to Alex Hernandez, CEO of Cumulus Data and Talen Energy.

Hanna joins Cumulus with over 30 years of successful sales management and marketing experience, including leading and developing the sales organization for CyrusOne, a $15 billion data center technology real estate investment trust (REIT) that serves Fortune 1000 companies as well as Hyperscale companies worldwide.  His focus initially will be on marketing Cumulus Data’s flagship digital campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania, which will be powered via direct interconnect to Talen Energy’s carbon-free Susquehanna nuclear generation facility with generating capacity of 2.5 Gigawatts.

“Our company is at an important inflection point as we transition from an operational turnaround to strategically re-positioning Talen Energy for long-term value creation.  The growth of Cumulus Data, underpinned by customer relationships and key power infrastructure, is a key part our transformation and value creation agenda,” said Chief Executive Officer Alex Hernandez. “Scott’s leadership capabilities, track record of value creation, and data center industry experience strengthens Cumulus to solve the energy ‘trilemma’ for digital infrastructure customers, while growing the Cumulus platform.  I welcome Scott to the Talen Energy and Cumulus Data leadership team,” Hernandez continued.

“I am pleased to join Cumulus Data in this new role to position Cumulus and Talen Energy to lead the digital infrastructure transition,” Hanna said. “I look forward to working with Alex, chief data center officer, Kevin Dalton, chief financial officer Dustin Wertheimer, and the Talen-Cumulus management team to secure tenants for our world-class facilities, create a template for future expansion and provide significant opportunities for the communities in which we operate. Cumulus offers a differentiated solution at scale, providing data centers that are directly connected to carbon-free, reliable, low-cost electricity without intermediation by legacy utilities,” continued Mr. Hanna.

The first Cumulus data center, a 48 Megawatt powered shell designed for hyperscale cloud applications, is currently under construction and will be completed in the second half of 2022. Two additional 48 Megawatt powered shells are in advanced development to deliver a total of 150 Megawatts of capacity in Phase I over the near term and an aggregate capacity for the Cumulus Data hyperscale campus of 475 Megawatts.  For additional information regarding the Cumulus Data campus and customer solutions, please visit the Cumulus Data website.

Hanna brings a wealth of market specific knowledge as well as long-standing customer and partner relationships to Cumulus Data.  During his tenure with CyrusOne he played an integral role in leading and developing the sales organization in advance of its successful IPO in January 2013.  Hanna also held sales, management, and marketing leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies including Nestle, Anheuser Busch, Boston Scientific, and EMC² where he was the enterprise sales director.  He grew EMC2‘s business from $20M annually to $130M annually and helped to create its partnership with Dell Technologies.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications.

About Cumulus Data
Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy, is developing a 475 Megawatt hyperscale data center campus located outside Berwick, Pa., with the potential to expand operations to other sites across the United States. The flagship Susquehanna campus will be powered by >1 Gigawatt of ultra-reliable, carbon-free, 24×7 nuclear power with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for cloud data center customers in the United States.  Cumulus also offers customers the ability to supplement its carbon-free offering with 400 Megawatts of solar generation capacity under development. Cumulus Data has broken ground on its digital campus and anticipates having its first data center available for lease in the second half 2022.  For more information, visit: https://cumulusinfra.com/

About Talen Energy Corporation
Talen Energy, through its subsidiary Talen Energy Supply, LLC, is one of the largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies in North America. The company owns and/or controls approximately 13,000 Megawatts of generating capacity in wholesale U.S. power markets, principally in the Mid-Atlantic, Texas and Montana.  Talen Energy is also developing a large-scale portfolio of renewable energy, battery storage, and digital infrastructure assets across its expansive footprint with a goal of leading the clean energy and digital infrastructure transition and being a Force for Good for its people and communities along the way.  For more information, visit https://www.talenenergy.com/esg-focused-future/

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Quinbrook Hires Tech-Industry Renewables Veteran John Lucas to Lead Data Center Strategies

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), a specialist global investment manager focused exclusively on renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure, is pleased to announce the expansion of its investment team with the appointment of John Lucas as Senior Director-Data Strategies.

Lucas joins Quinbrook from Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) where he was recently Head of Renewables and Energy Procurement and oversaw AWS’s renewable power procurement efforts across the Americas. In 2021 alone, Lucas managed the AWS team that committed to over 6.2GW of new renewables PPAs, more than any other global corporation. Prior to AWS, he held energy procurement roles at Facebook and traded energy and power at Morgan Stanley, Puget Sound Energy and Shell.

In his new role at Quinbrook, Lucas will help lead the firm’s green data center solutions with a primary focus on the previously announced Rowan venture in the US and Quinbrook’s ‘mega scale’ green data center campus now in advanced development in Australia. Rowan has made rapid progress, with construction expected to be completed in July this year on the initial 240MW stage of the Temple data center campus in Texas. Temple is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the US at a planned 800MW of IT capacity across multiple customers spanning high performance computing and hyperscale data storage.

Lucas will join the board of directors of Rowan and work in close liaison with the Rowan Digital Infrastructure team led by Ken Davies and Dave Crowley and their dedicated team of development professionals.

David Scaysbrook, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook, said, “John has extensive experience and is an industry leader in procuring renewable power solutions to serve the critical carbon-free power needs of energy intensive data center operators. His appointment demonstrates the strength of Quinbrook’s conviction to the sector and its importance to delivering highly differentiated investment strategies for our clients that traverse renewables, ESG impact and the rapidly growing digital economy. John’s customer perspective will be key to ensuring that Quinbrook achieves the full potential of its Rowan strategy and diverse asset portfolio which has grown to well over 20 strategic sites across multiple US states. John will also advance similar strategies for us in the UK and Australia.”

Lucas said, “I am excited to be joining Quinbrook at such an important time in the world’s energy transition. The combination of Quinbrook’s diverse and large scale investments in high impact renewables and advanced energy management solutions combined with Rowan’s unique approach to data center siting, is truly differentiated in the market and offers new opportunities for data center operators pursuing Net Zero Carbon. I know first-hand the scale and pacing of the acute needs for renewables to power new data center capacity growth. I am pleased to join Quinbrook’s efforts to deliver low-cost, low-carbon and mission-critical infrastructure in the market with both speed and scale. I look forward to helping the team realize their strategy in the data center space and helping drive the energy transition towards greener and more sustainable infrastructure.”

Quinbrook’s previously announced strategy to power data centers with carbon-free renewables is very timely given the rapid growth in the capacity demands of the world’s data center industry. Demand for data computing and storage capacity is likely to grow at unprecedented rates over the coming years as internet adoption rates increase and the products and services used by these internet users also increase in size. The demand for power will rise commensurately, making Quinbrook’s proposed solutions critical options to help decarbonize the digital economy.

About Quinbrook

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (http://www.quinbrook.com) is a specialist investment manager focused exclusively on renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure and operational asset management in the US, UK and Australia. Quinbrook is led and managed by a senior team of power industry professionals who have collectively invested c. USD 8.2 billion equity in energy infrastructure assets since the early 1990s, representing a total enterprise value of c. USD 28.7 billion or 19.5 GW of power supply capacity. Quinbrook’s investment and asset management team has offices in Houston, London, Jersey, and the Gold Coast of Australia. Quinbrook has completed and actively manages a diverse range of direct investments in both utility and distributed scale wind and solar power, grid support, biomass, battery storage and “smart grid” projects in the US, UK and Australia.

 

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Stream Data Centers Appoints Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Leasing and Development

 

Dallas, TX (November 17, 2021) – Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprises, is proud to announce the expansion of its leasing and sales team with the strategic addition of Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Hyperscale Leasing and Development. Leveraging her rich background in the data center industry, Deir will support Stream’s strategic goals to ensure the company is optimally supporting its growing customer base across hyperscale and cloud requirements.

Prior to joining Stream, Deir served as the Strategic Director of Sales, West Region, for CoreSite. She also served as the Director of Sales, West Region, for Aptum (formerly Peer1Network,) a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider.

“I was drawn to Stream as my next step not only because of its dedicated service style and robust suite of high-quality solutions, but because of the quality of its customer base. 90% of Stream’s capacity is leased by Fortune 100 companies, and it’s meeting this challenge of delivering the right capabilities to the world’s most demanding customers that excites me,” comments Deir. “Stream has proven that it can provide exceptional support to customers’ digital transformations, and I look forward to complementing that existing talent with what I can bring to the company.”

Stream Data Centers delivers a complete menu of mission-critical data center services, including hyperscale developments, powered shells, build-to-suit solutions, adaptable turnkey colocation and more. Stream’s real estate development expertise and dedicated service style sets it apart from large REITs or private equity firms, empowering customers with a unique level of stability and flexibility. This approach delivers the tailored solutions that sophisticated users require — from strategic site selection, delivery of powered shells and build-to-suit projects, to adaptable, turnkey facilities coupled with the advantage of a large in-house energy procurement services offering.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Yvonne to the team, and we’re excited to add another team member with an outstanding reputation and specialized tenure serving the hyperscale and cloud space,” comments Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing. “We pride ourselves on our people, and Yvonne is one of the rare individuals who can always be counted on to deliver outstanding performance with the highest level of integrity.”

“Adding Yvonne to the team is a great testament to what Stream has built over the past 22 years in the data center industry.  Continuing to attract highly sought-after top performers like Yvonne is the key to delivering the results our customers have come to expect,” states Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream. “Yvonne’s cloud and hyperscale expertise aligns well with our portfolio and serving offerings, and we look forward to seeing how her individual perspective supports a new phase of success.”

Stream Data Centers continues to comprehensively support new and expanding data requirements. Most recently, the company announced the commissioning of a new 418,000-square-foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona, where at full build, this location will be the region’s largest multi-tenant data center campus. Stream is also expanding its footprint with a second data center in Chicago’s Elk Grove Village with a 32 MW data center campus ready for early occupancy in 2Q22.

To learn more about Stream Data Centers, visit www.streamdatacenters.com.

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Stream Data Centers Appoints Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Leasing and Development

Dallas, TX (November 17, 2021) – Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprises, is proud to announce the expansion of its leasing and sales team with the strategic addition of Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Hyperscale Leasing and Development. Leveraging her rich background in the data center industry, Deir will support Stream’s strategic goals to ensure the company is optimally supporting its growing customer base across hyperscale and cloud requirements.

Prior to joining Stream, Deir served as the Strategic Director of Sales, West Region, for CoreSite. She also served as the Director of Sales, West Region, for Aptum (formerly Peer1Network,) a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider.

“I was drawn to Stream as my next step not only because of its dedicated service style and robust suite of high-quality solutions, but because of the quality of its customer base. 90% of Stream’s capacity is leased by Fortune 100 companies, and it’s meeting this challenge of delivering the right capabilities to the world’s most demanding customers that excites me,” comments Deir. “Stream has proven that it can provide exceptional support to customers’ digital transformations, and I look forward to complementing that existing talent with what I can bring to the company.”

Stream Data Centers delivers a complete menu of mission-critical data center services, including hyperscale developments, powered shells, build-to-suit solutions, adaptable turnkey colocation and more. Stream’s real estate development expertise and dedicated service style sets it apart from large REITs or private equity firms, empowering customers with a unique level of stability and flexibility. This approach delivers the tailored solutions that sophisticated users require — from strategic site selection, delivery of powered shells and build-to-suit projects, to adaptable, turnkey facilities coupled with the advantage of a large in-house energy procurement services offering.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Yvonne to the team, and we’re excited to add another team member with an outstanding reputation and specialized tenure serving the hyperscale and cloud space,” comments Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing. “We pride ourselves on our people, and Yvonne is one of the rare individuals who can always be counted on to deliver outstanding performance with the highest level of integrity.”

“Adding Yvonne to the team is a great testament to what Stream has built over the past 22 years in the data center industry.  Continuing to attract highly sought-after top performers like Yvonne is the key to delivering the results our customers have come to expect,” states Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream. “Yvonne’s cloud and hyperscale expertise aligns well with our portfolio and serving offerings, and we look forward to seeing how her individual perspective supports a new phase of success.”

Stream Data Centers continues to comprehensively support new and expanding data requirements. Most recently, the company announced the commissioning of a new 418,000-square-foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona, where at full build, this location will be the region’s largest multi-tenant data center campus. Stream is also expanding its footprint with a second data center in Chicago’s Elk Grove Village with a 32 MW data center campus ready for early occupancy in 2Q22.

To learn more about Stream Data Centers, visit www.streamdatacenters.com.

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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DC BLOX Welcomes John Dumler as Vice President of Data Center Design & Engineering

 

ATLANTA, GA, AUGUST 31, 2021, – DC BLOX, a leading provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, is pleased to announce that John R. Dumler P.E. has joined DC BLOX effective August 16, 2021, serving as Vice President of Data Center Design and Engineering. John reports directly to Mark Masi, EVP of Development, Engineering and Construction. Together, Mark and John will oversee and manage the design and engineering of all DC BLOX data center facilities, each leveraging extensive experience in construction, commissioning, operations, and sustainability.

Dumler fortifies DC BLOX’s data center engineering team, enabling the company to continue to build, own and operate multi-tenant data centers in smaller growing cities across the Southeast. As the Vice President of Data Center Design and Engineering, Dumler is responsible to ensure all of DC BLOX facilities are engineered with state-of-the-art designs and technologies to support world-class reliability and efficiency for digital infrastructure solutions. With increasing requirements for edge computing, business continuity, and environmentally friendly power usage, efficient data center design is critical to enterprise digital transformation.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Dumler to DC BLOX,” states Mark Masi, EVP of Design, Engineering and Construction for DC BLOX. “His strong background in mission critical data center design, engineering and energy management are key to ensuring that our facilities have the reliability and efficiency expected by our most demanding customers.”

Prior to joining DC BLOX, Dumler served as the Director of Energy and Engineering for Digital Realty, where he led both strategic and tactical initiatives including operational energy efficiency and engineering effectiveness across a global portfolio of over 200 data centers. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering, software development and innovation, Dumler has designed data centers as both a buyer and seller. His experience offers clients, tenants, and internal stakeholders exceptional opportunities to drive energy efficiency in data center deployments.

“I am excited to be joining the DC BLOX team,” says Mr. Dumler. “I am a big believer in DC BLOX’s mission to deliver world-class data centers in growing underserved markets. It is also clear to me that the company is not just solving for today’s market needs but is looking around the corner to ensure their facilities continue to meet evolving customer needs.”

 

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