Flexential Hires Industry Veteran from Equinix to Lead Its Colocation Business

Flexential Data center services company Flexential has hired industry veteran Ryan Mallory to serve as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Colocation Services. Mr. Mallory will be based in Aurora, Colorado. Ryan joins Flexential after working for nearly a decade at Equinix.

Mr. Mallory has more than 20 years of experience building “high-performing” technical teams for global, hyper-growth technology companies, including UUNET, SAVVIS, Digital Realty, and XO Communications.

“Flexential’s ability to solve the biggest, most complex hybrid IT challenges with a personal approach and tailored solutions make it truly unique in the industry,” said Ryan Mallory. “I am excited to join the Flexential team and drive the company’s continued growth.”

SVP of Global Solutions Enablement at Equinix

Ryan Mallory
Ryan Mallory, Flexential’s new COO of Colocation Services just hired from Equinix.

Mallory comes to Flexential with an extensive background in the infrastructure and interconnection service areas. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Enablement at Equinix. In this role, he worked hand-in-hand with the global sales, network platform, software and operations teams to support bridging the network, data center and IT infrastructure solutions for Equinix’s most strategic customers and partners. Before Equinix, Mallory worked at Digital Realty in sales and operations.

“Adding Ryan as a leader is a big step forward for Flexential because of his extensive experience with all sizes and formats of IT infrastructure services,” said Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Flexential. “Interconnection, network operations and edge computing are also in Ryan’s DNA, which aligns to Flexential’s key differentiators. His deep understanding of hybrid IT architectures on every scale, makes him the ideal fit for this critical role. We are very excited to have him join the Flexential team and start this new chapter in our history.”

Mike Krza

Mallory assumes the role from Mike Krza, chief operating officer of Colocation Services. Mr. Krza will depart Flexential at the end of July after more than 20 years at the company, including 18 years at ViaWest, one of Flexential’s founding companies. Krza held many positions in the company, including Chief Financial Officer and COO.

“Mike has left a lasting impression on Flexential, including professional and career development for thousands of teammates, and consistently operating with integrity and trust,” added Downie. “Mike’s efforts have contributed to billions of dollars in value creation and driven tremendous returns for shareholders and employees alike. We will miss him and wish him the best, as we enter this new era.”

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