It’s difficult to look too far ahead in the fast-paced data center sector, where each day brings new challenges. Still, wholesale and colocation data center providers must find ways to plan for short and long-term growth to remain commercially sustainable.

DataGryd has addressed this issue by appointing Thomas Brown to President and Chief Executive Officer. Moving forward, Mr. Brown will develop a strategic plan for growth and oversee the company’s management and operations. For more than 25 years, he has been fully immersed in turnaround, startup and high-growth operations, having been very successful in market development, customer relationship management and creating brand awareness. Under Brown’s direction, DataGryd plans to lease an additional 60,000 square-feet of usable data center space during the next 18 to 24 months.

Before joining DataGryd, Mr. Brown led the cable, content and data center verticals within Windstream’s Wholesale Business Unit. He also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2000, where he played an instrumental role in selling the company to Zayo Group. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tom Brown as DataGryd’s new CEO,” said Senior Management Advisor to DataGryd Jon Deluca. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience in market development, which we know will be an immediate asset to guiding DataGryd into its next phase of customer acquisition and revenue generation.”

Mr. Brown also commented on the announcement.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join DataGryd’s exceptional team as we work together to acquire a new wave of customers seeking customized wholesale and colocation solutions,” Brown stated. “With the largest single footprint data center available in New York, DataGryd has displayed extraordinary leadership within New York City’s telecommunications community. I believe my extensive experience in sales and revenue generation will enable me to effectively lead the company toward continued growth and success.”

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