DataGryd names Thomas Brown as its new president and CEO

13 March 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


DataGryd, the Manhattan data centre specialists, has named Thomas Brown as its new president and chief executive officer.

Tom BrownIn his new position Brown will be responsible for the development and execution of DataGryd’s short and long-term strategies for financial growth, as well as overseeing the company’s operations and management. Under his direction DataGryd plans to lease an additional 60,000 sqft of usable data centre space over the next 18 to 24 months.

Speaking about his new role, Brown said: “I am thrilled for the opportunity to join DataGryd’s exceptional team as we work together to acquire a new wave of customers seeking customized wholesale and colocation solutions. With the largest single footprint data centre available in New York, DataGryd has displayed extraordinary leadership within New York City’s telecommunications community. I believe my extensive experience in sales and revenue generation will enable me to effectively lead the company toward continued growth and success.”

Brown enters the role with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry particularly in start-ups, turnaround and high-growth operations. And has demonstrable success in strategic and tactical market development, creation of brand awareness and customer relationship management. 

Before joining DataGryd Brown was in charge of the content, cable, and data centre divisions of Windstream’s Wholesale Business Unit. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FiberNet Telecom Group from 1999 -2000. During this time he was a part of the sale of the company to the Zayo Group.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tom Brown as DataGryd’s new CEO. He brings a tremendous amount of experience in market development, which we know will be an immediate asset to guiding DataGryd into its next phase of customer acquisition and revenue generation,” added Jon Deluca, senior management advisor to DataGryd.