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ColoHouse Appoints New CEO, Jeremy Pease
Services and infrastructure industry veteran, Jeremy Pease, joins ColoHouse as CEO to lead M&A expansion strategy and accelerate growth
MIAMI, FLORIDA – October 17, 2022 – ColoHouse, a leading retail colocation, cloud, bare metal, security, and services provider announces Jeremy Pease as the new Chief Executive Officer replacing current interim-CEO, Kevin Reed, who will continue his duties as a member of the Board of Directors.
Jeremy Pease has over 20 years of experience specializing in the data center and cloud hosting sector in leading and developing successful infrastructure teams in the IT industry. Jeremy was recently the SVP of Managed Services at Databank and previously COO at Aptum. Jeremy has directed product and technology innovation throughout his career while facilitating operational functions to help secure an effective growth strategy. With leadership experience throughout the industry, Jeremy proved to be the ideal fit for the ColoHouse executive position.
“The Board of Directors and Valterra Partners could not be more excited about Jeremy coming on board as CEO,” says Kevin Reed, member of the Board of Directors and Principal at Valterra Partners. “With a proven track record in scaling service provider organizations, bringing to market leading product offerings and delivering consistent revenue growth, Jeremy is the ideal fit for ColoHouse as it continues to execute future acquisitions and growth strategies. We believe that Jeremy brings a unique perspective on the current market and a strong vision to build next generation data centers and cloud service platforms. Valterra Partners along with the ColoHouse Board and the rest of the senior leadership team are excited to partner with Jeremy as we move into the next phase of our growth trajectory.”
“I am extremely enthusiastic about joining the ColoHouse team with the support of the Board of Directors,” adds Jeremy Pease, new CEO of ColoHouse. “ColoHouse has created a unique and exciting opportunity to build substantial growth with a customer centric platform enabling colocation, cloud and connectivity services to the market. The leadership team has done an amazing job bringing the teams together and building a strong foundation with the integration efforts translating into a solid growth year for the organization. I look forward to working with the entire organization and our investors to build a company that people want to work for and customers want to work with on their cloud and edge journey.”
Jeremy’s appointment fortifies the ColoHouse executive team and will lead ColoHouse into the next phase of strategic growth. Jeremy’s vision and past achievements in the data center industry will reinforce ColoHouse’s mission to deliver the highest quality IT services and provide customers with world-class customer support.
Learn more about ColoHouse >> https://colohouse.com/.
Corscale Appoints Bo Offenhauer As VP of Construction Management
Bo Offenhauer LinkedIn Profile >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/booffenhauer/
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DC BLOX Hires Melih Ileri as SVP of Capital Markets and Strategy
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DC BLOX, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, dark fiber, and connectivity solutions that delivers the infrastructure essential to power today’s digital business, announces today that the company hired seasoned finance executive, Melih Ileri, as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy. In this newly created position, Mr. Ileri will lead DC BLOX’s efforts for securing new debt and equity investments along with driving financial strategies and partnerships to fuel the company’s next phase of growth. This move further demonstrates DC BLOX’s commitment to accelerating its strategic growth plan and enhancing the value of the company’s data centers, regional network, and fiber assets across the Southeast.
“I’ve been impressed with the team at DC BLOX for creating a tremendous platform for growth with owned assets, land for expansion, and a community-first approach,” said Mr. Ileri. “With an increasing market of hyperscale, cloud providers and large-scale enterprises in the region, I am very excited for the exponential growth opportunity that lies ahead of us.”
Melih Ileri brings to DC BLOX an impressive track record of executing complex financial transactions across the data center sector and creating strategic partnerships on a global scale with hyperscale, cloud and content providers. Before joining DC BLOX, Mr. Ileri spent 10 years in Corporate Development at EdgeConnex where he was responsible for raising equity and debt financing, developing strategic partnerships, and driving mergers and acquisitions. Through his tenure, Mr. Ileri helped EdgeConnex build and finance over 40 data centers in 33 markets across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia deploying several billion dollars in capital globally.
“I am very proud of the team that we are building at DC BLOX to drive the execution of our company’s strategy. Melih’s deep capital markets experience, industry relationships and global expertise is greatly desired by our board, investors and leadership team to accelerate our ambitious plans across the Southeast,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “Our strategy to address the digital infrastructure needs of underserved markets across the Southeast is working well and adding top-tier talent like Melih to execute on our rapid expansion plans is an exciting step in our journey.”
The Southeast is brimming with opportunity requiring investment in digital infrastructure including data centers, network connectivity and dark fiber. Hyperscale cloud providers, enterprises, governments, universities, healthcare organizations and many others have the same need to digitally transform their organizations to stay ahead of their competition and to meet increasing customer demands for new digital services. Ensuring that the digital infrastructure required is available locally is essential to the region’s growth and prosperity.
Melih Ileri LinkedIn Profile >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/melihileri/
Learn More About DC BLOX >> https://www.dcblox.com/
AVAIO Digital Names Laurance Lewis as Chief Commercial Officer
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AVAIO Digital today announced the appointment of Laurance Lewis as its Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Mr. Lewis will lead the commercialization efforts for AVAIO Digital’s data centers, which includes managing the integrated sales and marketing function and providing site selection, strategy and development expertise. Mr. Lewis is a veteran in the data center industry and has a broad array of knowledge and real-world experience in the technical, legal, operational and commercial aspects of the data center industry at scale.
“AVAIO Digital is an impressive company that has strong ties to the financial and renewable energy industries and has secured a compelling portfolio of strategic, sustainable sites”, said Mr. Lewis. “I look forward to working with the talented AVAIO Digital team, leading the company’s commercialization efforts, and returning to my entrepreneurial roots at a pivotal time in AVAIO Digital’s growth.”
“Mr. Lewis’s appointment will strengthen our ability to serve our clients and their needs. Mr. Lewis brings an impressive array of skills and a depth of knowledge that will ensure our data centers are successfully delivered to customers”, said AVAIO partner Mark McComiskey.
Mr. Lewis has more than 20 years of executive experience in commercial real estate, data centers, fiber and wireless network acquisition, and leasing and development. Most recently, Mr. Lewis was a Regional Lead & Principal/Director of Site Selection & Acquisition for Microsoft Corporation. During his tenure at Microsoft, he led over $6 billion of data center leasing projects in the Americas and Europe. Mr. Lewis’s remit included hyperscale data centers, Government and Sovereign data centers, and Edge data center leasing. He also played an integral role in Microsoft’s community development initiatives, helping to launch the Chicago Area Broadband Initiative, a program focused on bridging the digital divide in underserved, urban areas. The program focused on environmental sustainability, workforce development and affordable broadband.
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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, Texas, April 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/
547 Energy / CleanArc Data Centers – Chief Executive Officer
CleanArc Data Centers, an affiliate of 547 Energy, has appointed James Trout as CEO. CleanArc Data Centers is uniquely suited to strategically partner with all of 547 Energy’s subsidiary companies including ConnectGen, a leading renewable energy company with a development pipeline of over 10 GW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across North America.
547 Energy was founded and is led by industry veteran Gabriel Alonso and is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of capital to the global energy industry with more than $17 billion in assets under management. 547 Energy aims to maximize value for its investors by partnering with leading entrepreneurs who are driving growth in the clean energy economy. To date, 547 Energy has invested in ConnectGen, BlueFloat Energy, Aer Soléir, and projects developed by ENORA S.A., a subsidiary of ENTEKA S.A.
James Trout LinkedIn Profile >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-trout-74455a15/
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Prime Data Centers Appoints Gabriella Ascione as SVP Hyperscale Sales
Prime Data Centers, a data center developer and operator has appointed Gabriella Ascione as the company’s Senior Vice President of Hyperscale Sales. Prime Data Centers delivers build-to-suit, powered shell, and turnkey solutions to retail colocation providers, hyperscalers, and large enterprises. As the SVP of Hyperscale Sales, Gabriella will work in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team to author and execute Prime Data Center’s hyperscale specific go-to-market strategy to achieve corporate and per asset / location revenue plans.
Gabriella’s demonstrated history as a consistent top performer developing effective deep relationships and delivering strong business development results with partners and clients will guide Prime to achieve revenue objectives along with the SLT to build a thought-leading, progressive, world-class business.
She has spent the past decade managing hyperscale data center sales around the world. Her past customers represent the highest growth, most structurally important tech companies. Her passion is cultivating long-term strategic partnerships with her customers that lead to an increased bottom line and strengthened resilience.
Gabriella joins Prime Data Center’s Leadership team who have a $10B+ track record in developing and acquiring real estate and operating businesses, including Data Center, IT, Engineering, and Private Equity. The leadership team also collectively has 20+ years and 100MW of global data center and real estate design, construction, and operating experience including the origination and execution of leases generating $500M+ per annum.
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