Vantage Data Centers announces new senior executives

16 April 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Vantage Data Centers has hired Jeff Tench as its president for North America and Valerie Finberg as chief of staff and vice president for investor relations.

Tench brings over 25 years of experience in technology, telecoms and IT services. In his new role he is responsible for Vantage’s US and Canada businesses across eight campuses in six markets.

He joins from Cognizant, where he served as global head of the company’s Microsoft business group. Prior to that he founded and served as CEO of Microsoft cloud partner New Signature, a 500-employee private equity-backed company acquired by Cognizant.

He was also previously CEO of Teliris before it was sold to Dimension Data and was at Level 3 Communications (now Lumen Technologies) for 11 years.

With nearly 30 years of experience spanning corporate governance, M&A, capital markets transactions and communications in the telecoms and infrastructure industries, Finberg will serve as chief of staff and act as lead liaison with the company’s investors and other stakeholders.

She joins Vantage after a long tenure at Lumen Technologies and its predecessor companies - CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications - where she was vice president for investor relations. She also held roles as chief of staff and vice president of corporate communications.

“We are expanding the Vantage leadership team to keep pace with our continued growth and accelerating investment across North America and Europe,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO of Vantage Data Centers.

“Having worked with both Jeff and Valerie previously at Level 3 Communications, I have seen first-hand their ability to make a tremendous impact.”

Vantage Data Centers operates across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe.

In January, Vantage said it was on schedule to deliver its first greenfield European hyperscale data centre in 2021. Located in Winterthur, Switzerland, the 40MW development is part of the company’s ongoing $2 billion European expansion.