As vice president of site operations at Vantage Data Centers, Chris Jackson is responsible for physical security and site operations for the company’s global portfolio. Jackson oversees the safety and reliability in areas of design, construction, cost, commissioning, maintenance and staffing. With more than 40 years of experience in operations, Jackson brings to Vantage an ability to collaboratively work on a team, handle challenging environments and build a strategic model for growth and development.
Prior to joining Vantage, Jackson served in a leadership role at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he was responsible for data center operations. Before AWS, Jackson spent 20 years working in the commercial utility sector in all aspects of operations, maintenance and capital projects.
Most recently, he was an operations specialist for the Office of Naval Intelligence. Jackson also served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program as a mechanical systems engineer. He retired after 20 years of service and has a passion to help other military veterans looking for a career in the data center industry.