Santa Clara, CALIF. (July 16, 2018) – Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of wholesale data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications, today announced the hiring of Sharif Metwalli as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sharif will lead Vantage’s finance and corporate functions, focusing on driving both organic growth and expansion for Vantage.
Sharif is a veteran of the investment banking industry with a focus on the communications and data center sectors. He most recently served as a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the Communications, Internet, and Media Investment Banking Group. Prior to that, he served as a Director at Wells Fargo Securities in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banking Group.
“The Vantage team has worked closely with Sharif over the past five years. We are excited to bring his strong capital markets and M&A expertise to the Vantage team,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers.
“Vantage has shown that it can deliver consistent value to investors with its forward-thinking financing strategies,” said Metwalli. “After helping dozens of technology leaders strategically finance and achieve their growth ambitions, I am excited to become part of Vantage’s continued success.”
Sharif succeeds Dave Renner, who will continue to be an important part of the leadership team, focused on financial operations and helping the company maximize profitability.
“Dave has been a tremendous asset to Vantage,” said Choksi. “With Dave’s financial operations experience and Sharif’s expertise in financings and M&A, we have an ideal combination of talent as we continue to scale and expand into new markets.”
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage is a leader in highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service. With seven existing data centers and an additional three data centers under construction in Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia, and Quincy, Washington, Vantage offers industry leading data center design solutions engineered to meet the unique requirements of cloud providers, enterprises, technology companies and other service providers. Vantage’s first Silicon Valley campus includes six data centers totaling 75MW of critical IT load. In addition, Vantage is constructing a second Silicon Valley campus offering an additional 69MW of capacity. The company has also initiated construction of a new 108MW campus in Northern Virginia. Vantage also operates a 6MW data center in Quincy, Washington with plans to add four additional data centers to the campus.
For more information, visit www.vantage-dc.com
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