Data center industry veteran John Hatem will rejoin CyrusOne on October 5, 2020, to serve as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the company. Until April 2019, Mr. Hatem served as CyrusOne’s Executive Vice President of Data Center Design, Construction and Operations. He spent the previous year serving as an independent data center consultant before rejoining CyrusOne.
In his new role with CyrusOne, Mr. Hatem will be responsible for global operations & customer success, design & solutions engineering, construction, and information technology.
“I am excited to take on this new role at CyrusOne as we develop new sustainable data center solutions for our customers across the world,” said John Hatem. “The need for energy-efficient designs is only growing, and I look forward to working with our engineering teams on developing and deploying solutions for our customers. CyrusOne has an amazing platform, including its people, and I look forward to being part of this team and its continued success.”
Prior to joining CyrusOne in 2011, Mr. Hatem served as the director of design and construction for ConceptCSI Global Data Center Solutions, one of the preeminent mission-critical design, planning and construction firms in the world. John studied at Texas Tech University.
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John Hatem started his career as a network operations engineer, working with some of the largest financial institutions in the world, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (formerly Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.), Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley. As managing director at Bear Stearns, he was responsible for the strategic design, planning, and control of vital data centers worldwide.
“For more than two decades, John Hatem has been at the forefront of data center design and innovation. He brings a unique combination of engineering prowess with business acumen and is the right choice to help accelerate CyrusOne’s growth,” said Bruce W. Duncan, President & CEO of CyrusOne. “John has been on the front line with our customers and understands how to innovate and deploy the next generation of cloud infrastructure in the United States, Europe, and across the globe. In addition to his strong connection with our customer base, he has deep relationships with our teammates and vendors.”
In addition, CyrusOne announced today that Kevin Timmons, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has left CyrusOne to pursue other interests.
“On behalf of the entire Board and all of our teammates, I would like to thank and recognize Kevin Timmons for his leadership at CyrusOne for the past nine years,” added Mr. Duncan. “We wish Kevin the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
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