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, 2020 – CPG – 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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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.

 

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Former JE Dunn executive brings 10 years of experience leading safety programs in both data center and critical infrastructure environments

ASHBURN, VA. – Dec. 16, 2020 – CPG — North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations — today announced the appointment of Adam Board to the newly created position of national safety director. Board will lead, develop, coordinate and implement occupational safety procedures to ensure effective safety operations in the organization. In addition, he will assist in pre-planning, safety observations, incident investigation and management while utilizing industry leading indicators to drive continuous safety improvements across end-to-end customer lifecycles.

“As the data center industry’s premier end-to-end technology partner, our customers put their trust in CPG to protect the integrity of their business-critical data while also ensuring the physical safety of their people,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “Adam brings the right mix of safety experience in mission-critical environments to elevate our safety programming and meet the high demands of our customers, some of the world’s most prominent data holders.”

Board brings more than a decade of safety experience in mission critical industries to CPG. Previously, Board led the mission critical safety and health program at JE Dunn Construction, managing $1 billion of data center construction that included ground-up data center builds as well as operational data center oversight. Board also managed and developed talent in the safety department, leading project sites to achieve a zero-incident culture.

“CPG’s end-to-end portfolio offers a unique opportunity to take my passion, expertise and experience for mission-critical safety and apply it far beyond facility construction,” said Adam Board, national safety director, CPG. “As we continue to help our customers navigate a new normal of data demand with accelerated builds, white space fit outs and data center optimizations, it’s more important than ever that safety is at the core of our operations – I look forward to ensuring that this is so.”

 

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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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STACK Infrastructure, a leading provider of digital infrastructure to scale to the world’s most innovative companies, has hired Brittany Marley to serve as its Vice President Client Executive, with the assistance of CFS Partners. In her role, Brittany will report to Ty Miller, Chief Revenue Officer, and be accountable for establishing and growing relationships with select Hyperscale & Cloud Clients. Brittany will partner with target Client’s most significant influencers and decision-makers to make them aware of STACK’s capabilities to provide hyperscale campuses, build-to-suit data centers, colocation capacity, private data halls, and powered shell options. Brittany joins STACK from Equinix, serving as their Sr. Global Account Manager, responsible for global negotiations and strategic partnerships for the company’s largest cloud and hyperscale clients. She brings with her 25 years as a top-performing strategic negotiator in the data center and telecom infrastructure sector, with a focus on serving complex cloud and content providers and F500 enterprise customers.

Brittany joins STACK coming off of 4 years of extreme growth with Equinix. In perfect alignment with STACK’s current initiative of scaling their business, STACK’s next chapter also includes numerous expansion projects in new major US markets, as well as, enriching the depth of relationships with blue-chip clients and enriching its relationships with top prospective clients, which Brittany is prepared to own. Brittany also brings with her the mentality of solving problems for customers and prioritizing a level of trust, transparency, and respect with customers, which as a company STACK prides itself on achieving client relationships built on mutual transparency and respect.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 30, 2020 – Flexential, 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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ATLANTA – May 5, 2020 – DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, is proud to welcome David Armistead, a technology sales veteran, as its new Vice President of Sales. Effective May 1, 2020, Armistead is responsible for the leadership, management and daily direction of DC BLOX’s retail, strategic, enterprise and channel sales.

Armistead has spent the past 25 years in numerous leadership positions across sales, marketing, operations and consulting services while working for domestic and international organizations including BridgePoint Group, Congruent Solutions and SunGard. Prior to joining DC BLOX, Armistead served as the Sales Vice President at C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company serving commercial and government clients across the southeastern U.S. In this role, he led the enterprise team for Value Added Resale (VAR), professional services and managed services sales and interfaced with the company’s manufacturing partner ecosystem to garner customer wins and grow revenues.

“David’s career and accomplishments align well with DC BLOX’s mission, and we’re excited to bring him on board,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “His track record of strong leadership and consistency in exceeding quota targets while fostering strong relationships and reinvigorating sales strategies will surely contribute to the continued growth of DC BLOX. David is also located in Alabama with extensive relationships and knowledge of key DC BLOX markets. We look forward to David’s contributions to the success of DC BLOX, our partners and our customers.”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the DC BLOX team and to support their growth across the Southeast and beyond,” comments Armistead. “I’ve been impressed with the DC BLOX team, the quality of their facilities and service offerings and their successful business model. I’m excited to play a key role in our future success.”

DC BLOX’s infrastructure services, including colocation, connectivity and cloud storage, are designed to support reliable, high-scale, data-intensive applications at the edge. DC BLOX offers its services across the Southeastern U.S. to enterprise, healthcare, life science, government, and education customers and through its MSP and VAR partners. Its current data centers are located in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville and Birmingham. All of DC BLOX’s data centers are SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, and its Huntsville and Birmingham facilities are built to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) government standards. DC BLOX is dedicated to meeting the infrastructure needs of businesses and strives to be the most secure, reliable, and trustworthy data center provider in the markets it serves.

 

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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.