Harvey Cleary names Michael Silla as Senior Vice President Mission Critical Practice Leader

CFS Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Silla with Harvey Cleary Builders as Senior Vice President & Mission Critical Practice Leader. In this role, Mr. Silla is responsible for the development of a Mission Critical Practice to include the authorship and execution of best practices for data center construction management.
Mr. Silla comes into this position with over 15 years of experience in the critical infrastructure industry with diversified roles in private equity, colocation, cloud, enterprise, and hyperscale.

Mr. Silla most recently was the Senior Vice President, Design & Construction for Flexential. In his time there, Mr. Silla aligned the design and construction teams to effectively support Flexential’s change in organizational strategy accommodating wholesale colocation as part of the growth model. Mr. Silla’s scope included leading the Colocation Data Center Delivery Organization responsible for management systems, capital management, design, engineering, construction, and delivery. Prior to Flexential, Mr. Silla was Senior Vice President of Skanska’s Mission Critical Center of Excellence. In addition to leading one of the world’s leading data center construction management programs, Mr. Silla also consulted with Private Equity and other Infrastructure Investment sponsors on strategy, due diligence, and capital planning as they evaluated the digital infrastructure market.

CFS Partners had the privilege to represent Harvey Cleary in the search for a Mission Critical Practice Leader. As one of the most credible and respected General Contractors in the US, Harvey Cleary essentially followed their deep client relationship history into the data center market and decided to formalize the vertical which required a Practice Leader with extensive experience and world class credentials.

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CleanArc Data Centers names Lindsey Bruner as Chief Operating Officer

CFS Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsey Bruner with CleanArc Data Centers as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ms. Bruner will oversee internal operations, implement business strategies, and lead project development for both data centers and renewable energy. Ms. Bruner is well-established in the data center industry with over 20 years of experience in the legal, operational, and renewable energy aspects of the industry.

Ms. Bruner noted, “Increasingly, hyperscalers are demanding power structures that approach zero carbon at every hour of the day. CleanArc is a first mover in putting clean energy power structuring at the center of its design. I am excited to join this team of data center veterans and power structuring experts to help bring unique clean energy solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy at data centers.”

Mr. James Trout, CEO of CleanArc Data Centers remarked, “We are thrilled to have Lindsey join CleanArc Data Centers as Chief Operating Officer. As we work to solve hyperscale customers’ need for innovative clean energy contract structures that approach zero carbon emission, Lindsey’s combined data center and renewable energy industry expertise and experience will prove vital. I look forward to working alongside Lindsey to provide innovative solutions to our hyperscale data center customers.”

Prior to CleanArc, Ms. Bruner was a Vice President of Project Development at CyrusOne. During her tenure, she led strategy, execution, and delivery of the company’s site selection and development projects for both in the U.S. and globally. During these experiences Lindsey gained a unique combination of applicable skillsets and knowledge of sustainable, clean energy data center development which proved highly valued by Clean Arc during their formidable growth stage.

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IPI Partners names Gavin Flynn as Director, Development Optimization

CFS Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Flynn at IPI as Director, Development Optimization. In this role, Mr. Flynn oversees the development of IPI’s strategic data center real estate investments, capital planning for expansion, and asset optimization performance relative to IPI’s fund and return thesis.

In his previous position, Mr. Flynn oversaw Linesight’s business operations for the Americas Central Region where he led a team of over 40 professionals to represent and support global hyperscale client development program’s financial and contractual controls. Mr. Flynn was accountable for new business development, revenue target achievement, client and business management, operational execution, and strategic growth initiatives. Mr. Flynn has a broad array of knowledge in the data center industry with a unique combination of experiences across business development, operational, legal, financial, and risk at scale.

CFS Partners had the privilege to represent IPI Partners in the search for a Director, Development Optimization. As IPI Partners’ portfolio of digital infrastructure companies and investments grow, they required a central point of knowledge and controls to measure and manage performance, success, and variances. Mr. Flynn possessed not only a unique set of technical credentials, he demonstrated the business and financial acumen to essentially take IPI’s idea for this role and formalize it into his own vision and definition.

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