Colocation Provider Cologix Appoints Hosting Industry Veteran as Chief Sales Officer

Colocation and IP network provider Cologix has announced the appointment of Jay Newman as the company’s Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Hosting industry veteran Jay Newman brings senior sales leadership experience to the Cologix team to drive the next growth phase in both Canada and the United States.

Newman is a hosting industry veteran who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales at Peer 1 Hosting, where he oversaw significant growth across the United States, Canada and Europe. Prior to his position at Peer 1 Hosting, Newman held sales leadership positions at Rackspace Hosting and EMC Corporation. Jay Newman has also held entrepreneurial positions with several successful start-up companies.

As Chief Sales Officer, Newman will be responsible for the sales organization, customer advocacy, the Company’s distribution strategy and will serve a key role on Cologix’s senior executive team.

‘Impressed at Cologix’s Fast Growth’

Jay Newman, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) Cologix

“I am very excited to join the Cologix team,’ said Jay Newman. “Like many in the industry, I have been impressed at Cologix’s fast start, establishing the company as a major North American network neutral interconnection and data center provider in less than three years. The markets in Cologix’s platform are expected to see disproportionate growth as the edge of the Internet thickens. Cologix’s strategic focus on colocation and interconnection, demonstrated commitment to invest to meet customer demand, expanding customer relationships and attention to customer experience all signal an exciting phase of growth ahead, to which I am very much looking forward to being a part of.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Jay to the Cologix team,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Cologix. “Jay has successfully cultivated distribution capabilities at companies in the data center space through transformational periods of growth. We are experiencing significant acceleration in our business – the time is right for Jay to join our team. He understands the industry and the needs of our customer verticals in both Canada and the United States which creates a strong fit with our platform.”

With data centers in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Cologix provides one of North America’s largest neutral marketplaces where network operators and network buyers interconnect. Cologix offers more than 330 network choices, manages thousands of interconnections and has over 550 customers that utilize Cologix’s colocation and interconnection services to scale its networks’ needs rapidly and cost-effectively.

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