Digital Fortress, a privately held U.S. West Coast data center provider delivering carrier-neutral colocation services, has announced that Tony Naughtin, chief executive officer (CEO) of systems integrator Cascadeo Corporation, was elected to Digital Fortress’ board of directors at their meeting earlier this month.
In 1996, Mr. Naughtin co-founded Internap Network Services Corporation where he served as President and CEO until August 2001, led the company to $125 million in annual revenues, and completed two successful public stock offerings. From 2007-2009, Mr. Naughtin served as President and CEO of GridNetworks, an Internet video service provider which was acquired by Global Media Services (New York) in 2009.
“Tony has a wealth of expertise in the managed hosting services industry and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Digital Fortress’ board of directors,” said Paul Gerrard, Digital Fortress Data Centers’ CEO. “We are excited to have a local Seattle businessman of Tony’s stature and experience join the Digital Fortress team.”
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Mr. Naughtin has served as a Board director for a number of other companies, both public and private, including Internap, Counterpane Internet Security (now a subsidiary of BT), GridNetworks, Cellular Terrestrial Broadcasting, Inc. and Fine.com. Mr. Naughtin started his career as a staff attorney in the early 1980s with Cablevision Systems Corporation.
“I feel privileged to be joining the Board at Digital Fortress Data Centers,” said Tony Naughtin. “I believe the company has a bright future, and I look forward to working with Paul and Digital Fortress’ board, to help make the company a premier provider of data center, colocation and network services in the Western U.S.”