I saw Mike Manos last week and we talked about where Chris Crosby was going.
Best of Luck to a Great Guy…
February 14, 2011 by mmanos
I just read that Chris Crosby has announced his departure at Digital Realty Trust. As an alumni of that great firm I can definitely tell you that Chris’ hand-prints are all over that company. I had the pleasure of interacting with him, before I joined, heavily in my role there, and have maintained our relationship since leaving.
So, where is Chris? Sitting right next to me at the SNW conference in Santa Clara.
What is Chris's new job? President and CEO of DCS.
Here is the press release.
Chris Crosby Joins Data Center Systems
Esteemed Digital Realty Trust Executive Becomes President and CEO
of Innovative Provider of Structured Cabling Solutions and Infrastructure for Data Centers
Dallas – April 5, 2011 – Data Center Systems (www.datacentersys.com) today announced industry veteran Chris Crosby will join the company as President and CEO and will have a significant ownership stake in the company. Crosby joins Data Center Systems from Digital Realty Trust, the world’s largest provider of wholesale datacenters, where he was a senior executive who helped lead the company’s dramatic growth over the past several years. Data Center Systems founder and current CEO Kevin Ehringer will work alongside Crosby in the new role of Chief Technology Officer and Chairman.
“Chris is one of the most respected people in the datacenter industry not only because of what he has accomplished in his career but also because of his integrity, passion and intelligence. We are excited about Chris’ decision to join our team and his commitment to build our company into the world leader in structured cabling systems and datacenter infrastructure solutions,” said Kevin Ehringer. “This is a perfect situation for both Chris and me. I will be able to focus on things I am passionate about, determining our customers’ needs and using those insights to develop state-of-the-art solutions that exceed their expectations. In his role as President and CEO, Chris will put his business acumen and boundless energy to work driving the company’s growth. It’s a great fit, and it positions Data Center Systems for a very bright future.”