Chief Executive Officer for Flexential, Board Member
Chris leads Flexential as a proven Chief Executive Officer with deep expertise in the economics, delivery and operations of the data center and hybrid cloud businesses. He is responsible for setting and managing the strategic priorities that drive profitable growth. Chris joined the company in 2016.
Prior to Flexential, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer of Telx Holdings, a leading interconnection and data center solutions provider based in New York City, New York. He has over 25 years of combined executive leadership experience in finance and operations, working for Daniels & Associates, BroadStreet Communications and Motient Corporation.
Chris holds a B.A. degree in History from Dartmouth College as well as a M.B.A. degree in International Business from New York University.
Chief Operating Officer for Flexential
Mike leads Flexential’s customer operations, construction, engineering and data center facility operations. He is responsible for delivering a compelling and consistent customer experience, from the time of installation and throughout the customer journey. Mike joined the company in 1999.
Prior to joining Flexential, Michael was an audit manager with Arthur Anderson, LLP.
Mike received a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University and is certified as a public accountant (inactive) in the State of Colorado.
Chief Financial Officer for Flexential
Brian leads all of Flexential’s financial operations, including treasury, finance, accounting and investor relations and is instrumental in negotiating and structuring acquisitions and new facility expansions for the company. Brian is responsible for ensuring predictable, profitable growth for Flexential and directs all reinvestment back into the business. Brian joined the company in August of 2000.
Prior to joining Flexential, Brian was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for KTI, Inc., a public company which designed and operated waste recovery and recycling facilities throughout the United States. He also served as Senior Manager in the Emerging Business practice of Arthur Andersen.
Brian received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting at Washington & Lee.
Chief Cloud Officer for Flexential
Jason leads cloud and network operations, security engineering and Flexential professional services. He is responsible for the reliable performance of Flexential’s cloud infrastructure and ensuring customers have the support they require to reduce risk and future-proof their IT operations. He joined the company in 2011.
Jason has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in product architecture, engineering, and technical sales across a variety of companies, including Sun Microsystems, VMware and the Mayo Clinic.
Jason was the lead author of “Building N1 Grid Solutions,” one of the first books highlighting the combined use of virtualization and automation. He also has several patents in networking, data center resource management, virtualization, and security.
He attended Luther College and Western Governor’s University.
Chief Revenue Officer for Flexential
Pat leads sales, sales operations, marketing, solutions engineering, channel and commercial management for Flexential and has his finger on the true pulse of Flexential’s revenue growth investments. He is responsible for results across the entire revenue process. He joined the company in 2017.
Prior to joining Flexential, Doherty held leadership positions at a variety of organizations including OnX Enterprise Solutions, Unisys Corporation and Sungard Availability Services.
Pat received his B.S. in Marketing from Saint Joseph's University.
Chief Product Officer for Flexential
Mike leads Flexential’s product and service strategy, research and development, and internal IT initiatives. He is responsible for positioning Flexential to continue its growth trajectory and delivery of innovative solutions to customers and a highly scalable back office. He joined the company in 2015.
Mike has over two decades of technical leadership experience. He spent much of his career at Cisco, where he was last responsible for the delivery and scaling of all cloud-based services for the suite of Cisco security platforms.
Mike graduated from the Citadel with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Flexential
Karin leads human resources, talent management and administration for Flexential. She is responsible for positioning Flexential as an employer of choice and focuses on bringing the Flexential team together to create the trusted relationships that our customers have come to expect from us. She joined the company in July 2011.
Karin has held key HR management roles at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’, CTI-Siemens, and AdTran.
Karin holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
General Counsel for Flexential
Joe leads all legal, compliance and real estate portfolio development and management activities at Flexential. He ensures best practices in all corporate governance and guides all commercial arrangements with customers, partners and vendors. He is responsible for the continued growth trajectory through his work on the company’s M&A and real estate activity, thus expanding its national footprint. Joe joined the company in 2010.
Previously, Joe spent ten years in private practice assisting customers with corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private and public securities offerings and compliance matters and corporate governance.
Joe received his J.D. from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law, and a B.S. in Business Administration and B.A in Economics from Boston University.
Executive Vice President, Data Center Operations for Flexential
Jeff leads data center operations and facilities engineering at Flexential. He is responsible for ensuring customer confidence through constructing and maintaining our state of the art data centers, delivering reliable performance to our customers’ mission-critical workloads. Jeff joined the company in October of 2004.
Prior to Flexential, Jeff was co-founder and chief technology and information officer of Vobix Corporation and held numerous strategic technology leadership and operational management positions with LexisNexis.
Jeff received a B.S. from the Wright State University School of Engineering.
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations for Flexential
Joe leads customer operations and service delivery for Flexential ensuring a reliable and consistent customer experience. He is responsible for driving initiatives that support a multi-faceted customer experience strategy across diverse touch points from pre-sale processes to post-sale provisioning, service delivery and on-going support for Flexential’s growing customer base. He joined the company in June 2013.
Joe has over 25 years’ experience of providing dynamic leadership, having held key management positions at Savvis, McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) and CA Technologies.
Joe earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and his M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Illinois University.
Executive Vice President, Strategic Sales for Flexential
Dave leads strategic sales for Flexential. He is responsible for executing Flexential’s sales strategy driving large wholesale colocation and connectivity deployments. He joined the company in 2018.
Dave has 20 years of data center and sales leadership experience, including roles at RagingWire, Latisys, Equinix and Savvis.
Dave obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his master’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix.
Executive Vice President, Sales, Eastern Region for Flexential
Dennis leads the Flexential new business development team in the Eastern region and drives our continued growth across all industries as well as our existing customer base. He is responsible providing pivotal thought leadership and support in shaping and actively executing Flexential’s national go-to-market and sales strategy across the portfolio. He joined the company in 2017.
Dennis has over 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience, including Sungard Availability Services, IBM and Accenture.
Dennis obtained his B.A. in Economics and English from Bucknell University and attended New York University’s Stern School of Business MBA program.
Executive Vice President, Sales, Western Region for Flexential
Jason leads the Flexential new business development team in the Western region and drives our continued growth across all industries as well as our existing customer base. He is responsible for providing pivotal thought leadership and support in shaping and actively executing Flexential’s national go-to-market and sales strategy across the portfolio. He joined the company in 2015.
Jason is well-tenured in the data center space, including holding key executive sales leadership roles at SunGard Availability Services (AS) and SunGard Data Systems. Previously, Jason worked in the financial services SaaS industry, selling treasury and risk management software to the Fortune 1000.
Jason holds a B.S. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Senior Vice President, Finance for Flexential
Tricia leads Flexential’s external financial reporting team. She is responsible for managing the reporting of financial results to external parties including our investors, shareholders and lending institutions. She joined the company in 2010.
Previously, Tricia held financial leadership roles at Continental Tire North America, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
Tricia is a C.P.A. and received an M.S. in Accountancy from the College of Charleston.
Senior Vice President, Service Delivery for Flexential
Jim leads activities for the entire Flexential customer life cycle. He is responsible for managing onboarding and central support activities that ensure a seamless and attentive customer relationship. Jim joined the company in 2013.
Previously, Jim held key management roles at Hilton Worldwide, America’s Communications Network and JCMR Technology.
Jim holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.