As president of Vantage Data Centers in North America, Jeff Tench oversees the company’s business in the U.S. and Canada and is responsible for accelerating Vantage’s growth with overall P&L responsibility. With more than 25 years of experience in the technology, telecommunications and IT services industries, Tench is a dynamic leader with a track record of growing global companies both organically and via acquisitions.
Prior to joining Vantage, Tench was the global head of the Microsoft Business Group at Cognizant. Before Cognizant, he founded and served as CEO of New Signature, a company acquired by Cognizant, where he raised private equity funding to create the world’s largest independent pure-play Microsoft cloud partner. Under his leadership, the company acquired eight companies over five years, expanding the company’s footprint from a regional presence in Washington, D.C. to five countries operating across four continents, all while driving 30% topline growth. Tench also served as CEO at Teliris after an 11-year career at Level 3 Communications where he held multiple leadership roles, including president of the Business Markets Group.
Tench received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.