BYTEGRID(TM) Aligns and Strengthens Management Team With Key
Don Goodwin Named EVP, Marketing and Leasing; Joe Solis Named VP,
Finance & Controller
SILVER SPRING, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- BYTEGRID(TM), an
emerging company focused on the national acquisition, development and
operation of premier wholesale data center facilities, today
announced key management additions. Don Goodwin was named Executive
Vice President, Marketing and Leasing, and Joe Solis was named VP
Finance & Controller.
The appointments reflect the company's commitment to grow its
wholesale data center footprint in the metro Washington D.C. area and
Mr. Goodwin joins BYTEGRID after nearly three years at Latisys, a
colocation and managed services company, where he served as Chief
Revenue Officer. In that role, Mr. Goodwin was responsible for sales
and go-to-market activities that supported revenue growth of over $50
million during his tenure, increasing top line revenue by more than
three times. In this capacity, he re-branded the roll-up company
under a single, consistent national brand and built from ground-up
the sales and marketing infrastructure to propel rapid revenue
growth. Prior to Latisys, Mr. Goodwin was with NTT America as Vice
President, Sales and Marketing of its US data center business unit
where he led the company's revenue revival of its data center
outsourcing services serving multi-national corporations, financial
services and social media companies, such as Twitter. Mr. Goodwin
also held executive positions at Savvis (now CenturyLink), and
Colo.com. Mr. Goodwin holds a bachelor's degree in finance from
Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Solis joins BYTEGRID with 15 years of real estate experience,
focused in the areas of finance, accounting, acquisition due
diligence, capital markets, and asset management. Mr. Solis brings a
unique blend of corporate finance expertise and start-up venture
experience. Mr. Solis was previously the Chief Financial Officer for
Express Homebuyers USA, Vice President of Finance for JPI, one of the
nation's largest and most successful private multi-family real estate
firms with over $5B in assets, and divisional VP of Finance for Pulte
Homes. Mr. Solis began his career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he
was a manager in the real estate assurance and advisory practice. Mr.
Solis is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree
in real estate finance from the University of Southern California.
Commenting on the appointments, BYTEGRID CEO Ken Parent said, "We are
pleased to have Don and Joe join us at this important stage of
BYTEGRID's growth. Both of these hirings reflect our commitment to
emerge as a premier provider of wholesale data center services. Don
joins us as a partner and will lead our sales and marketing efforts.
He is a proven executive with a record of unparalleled success. He
brings tremendous domain expertise in data center-centric services as
well as deep experience in the managed services and broader
technology industries. As a 20-year industry veteran, Don has a keen
understanding of market dynamics, customer needs and operational
requirements. We are confident that he will build on our platform's
strategic market focus of growing our wholesale data center offerings
and delivering excellence in our tenant experience.
"Joe brings deep expertise in commercial real estate and will oversee
all financial controls. He is a proven, results-oriented real estate
professional with demonstrated leadership qualities, strong
accounting and finance expertise, and proven managerial experience.
In addition to overseeing all aspects of the company's financial and
accounting functions, Joe will be instrumental in building BYTEGRID's
infrastructure during the company's aggressive growth period, as well
as providing asset acquisition financial leadership and asset
BYTEGRID is a privately held company
headquartered in Northern Virginia focused on acquiring, developing
and operating highly flexible, efficient, and resilient wholesale
data centers. The company serves the growing need for
mission-critical data center space by providing secure,
interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density robust facilities that
integrate modular and energy efficient technologies. The company is
led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center
operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing;
real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more
information about BYTEGRID, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.
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