Flexential CEO, Chris Downie

Chris Downie

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.

Flexential COO, Mike Krza

Mike Krza

Chief Operating Officer of Colocation Services

Mike leads all of Flexential’s data center operations, including construction, engineering and facility management. He is focused on growing our colocation business and offering a consultative approach to customers.

Prior to Flexential, Mike spent 18 years at ViaWest, one of the legacy companies that came together to form Flexential, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Before that Mike was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen.

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.

Flexential CPO, Michael Fuhrman

Michael Fuhrman

Chief Operating Officer of Cloud and Managed Services

Mike leads Flexential’s cloud and managed services product group focusing on end-to-end technology solutions for our customers’ most critical workloads. Prior to his current role, he was Flexential’s Chief Product Officer, overseeing the new cloud-based research and development.

Mike has more than two decades of technical leadership experience, spending much of his career at Cisco, where he was Vice President, Security Services and Cloud Operations.

He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Brian Noonan

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.

Veena Bricker, Chief People Officer

Veena Bricker

Chief People Officer for Flexential

Veena leads Flexential’s People and Culture team to support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company. She has 20 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources including talent management, learning and development, total rewards and change management. Veena joined the company in 2020.

Prior to Flexential, Veena was a principal and managing director at Blake Street Group, offering talent and organizational consulting services to corporate clients, private equity and venture capital firms. In the past, she led HR at Optiv, CoreSite and worked with several other companies in various HR capacities.

Veena holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Cornell. She also completed the advanced Human Resources Executive Program from the University of Michigan.

Flexential CCO, Jason Carolan

Jason Carolan

Chief Innovation Officer for Flexential

Jason leads a team focused on defining, assessing and providing direction on the changing technology landscape of Flexential’s business and customers. He and his team are responsible for developing insights on what is next on the horizon to further position Flexential as a hybrid IT and data center leader. He joined the company in 2011 and has held various roles in product, operations and technical management.

Jason has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in product architecture, software engineering, and technical sales and support across a variety of companies, including Sun Microsystems, where Jason was honored as a Distinguished Engineer, 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.

Flexential CRO, Patrick Doherty

Patrick Doherty

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.

Flexential General Counsel, Joe Guerriero

Joe Guerriero

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.

Flexential EVP of strategic sales, Dave Haskell

Dave Haskell

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.