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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Patrinely Group Appoints Nic Bustamante As Senior Vice President Development

 

HOUSTON, TX, February 2021 — Patrinely Group, a national real estate development, management, and investment firm, announced that Nic Bustamante would be joining the senior leadership team as the company’s SVP Development. Patrinely Group has completed $10 billion in transactions since 1983 and has established a strong, respected foundation, which it is leveraging to propel the company’s growth and offerings to now include data center development in major markets.

Nic joins Patrinely Group from Apple, where he has spent 6 years as the company’s Head of Global Infrastructure Strategy, Research, and Development, however, his experience in the industry dates back to the first data center boom in the early 2000’s where he led teams managing data center projects for Qwest and UUNET.

Nic possesses a remarkable awareness of the whole of the competitive commercial market from a product, price, location, and participant viability standpoint, which comes from not only his experience with Apple, but also from his perspectives gained while working at Rackspace, Microsoft, and early years. His 20 years of experience will allow him to successfully manage his responsibilities at Patrinely Group as the SVP Development including program and construction management, build-to-suit support, process and project improvement, procurement, and more.

 

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STACK Infrastructure Welcomes Brittany Marley as Vice President Client Executive

 

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.

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.

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™”).

 

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