Corscale Appoints Bo Offenhauer As VP of Construction Management


HOUSTON, TX, October 2022 — Corscale, the exclusive data center platform of Patrinely Group, recently appointed Bo Offenhauer to the company’s leadership team as Vice President of Construction Management. Corscale is focused on delivering sustainability at scale for hyperscale operators.


Bo will be working on the Gainesville Crossing Data Campus project. Bo has over 10 years of experience in the mission-critical construction industry within large-cross functional organizations including Meta and Holder Construction.


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DC BLOX Hires Melih Ileri as SVP of Capital Markets and Strategy

DC BLOX continues to build a strong leadership team to support its growth

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.


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Horizon Telcom announces hire of Michael Snyder as Vice President of Marketing, Residental / FTTP



COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 9, 2022 –  Horizon, an Ohio-based fiber-optic broadband company, is proud to announce the strategic addition of its new Vice President of Residential Marketing: Michael Snyder. Snyder’s addition to the Horizon team comes at an extremely opportune time for the company, complementing and empowering Horizon’s aggressive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network expansions across Ohio.

Horizon, a dedicated Midwest network partner, is committed to supplying Midwestern businesses and communities with the mission-critical, high-value connectivity they require to grow and thrive. To support this dedication, the company has been in the midst of an ongoing effort to expand its regional state-of-the-art, fiber-optic network. To date, the company has announced or begun build-outs in a number of Ohio markets, including Greenfield, OH, Washington Court House, OH, Lancaster, OH, Zanesville, OH, Athens, OH, Logan, OH,  Johnstown, OH and Hillsboro, OH. These builds will pass thousands of homes and businesses and add hundreds of miles of new fiber to Horizon’s existing footprint — and more markets are on the way.

Snyder will be instrumental in the continued success of this expansion initiative, and he will be spearheading all aspects of residential fiber marketing and sales to consumers and small businesses across all service areas. Snyder brings more than 35 years of rich marketing experience — much of which is telecommunications-specific — to the Horizon team, leveraging keen insight into direct-to-consumer and B2B segments. Notably, Snyder has also been head of strategy for an award-winning ad agency in Philadelphia, PA. Snyder’s addition to the team will ensure Horizon can quickly meet and exceed the subscriber and revenue goals it has set out, especially as it quickly expands to connect more communities.

“I was so impressed by the management team at Horizon, which is stacked with ultra-intelligent industry veterans, and I knew that joining this team would present the perfect opportunity to take everything I’ve learned from an extensive career in marketing and put it to work for the great cause of closing digital divides,” comments Snyder. “Horizon’s corporate environment is exactly the kind I thrive in, and I look forward to employing my knowledge to support its community dedication and continued fiber network growth.”

The past couple of years’ unprecedented global disruption shined a light on the acute need for equitable sharing of affordable, reliable access to powerful internet services. Horizon’s FTTH provides crucial reliability and consistency for businesses and families throughout the company’s growing footprint with a level of value that competitors can’t achieve. For instance, Horizon delivers symmetrical upload and download speeds at every price point.

“We’re very excited to bring Michael on, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise to tell our story. Horizon has been a neighbor to its customers and communities for more than 125 years, providing the most advanced telecommunications technologies to ensure these communities can flourish. We’re always looking to build on that community-first and connectivity-centric heart of our business,” states Jim Capuano, President and CEO of Horizon. “Our local expertise and dedication to empowering next-generation capabilities for homes and businesses are what sets us apart, and we’re thrilled to welcome Michael to the team.”