NTT Global Data Centers Americas Board of Directors
Douglas Adams is President and Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire Data Centers. He was part of the founding executive team that started RagingWire in the year 2000.
During his tenure at RagingWire, Doug has made significant contributions to the company by winning new customers, expanding RagingWire's data center footprint, delivering innovative colocation products, and establishing the strategic partnership with NTT Communications.
Prior to RagingWire, Doug was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and General Manager, for NEC Technologies, Inc. with executive responsibility for NEC's magnetic and optical data storage products. He started his career with Mars, Inc., in sales and business development roles, ultimately rising to senior management.
Mr. Adams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Ryuichi Matsuo joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2018. He is currently responsible for global data center businesses as Vice President of Data Center Service within the Cloud Services Division of NTT Communications Corp., and as the President and CEO of NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corp.
Mr. Matsuo first joined NTT in 1989, when he was responsible for forecasting customer demands and developing business in central Tokyo. From 1993 to 1996, he worked in the Project Department of NTT International, serving as project manager on the development of an electronic payment clearing system for the Bank of Thailand. After his graduation in 1999 from an MBA program at the Graduate School of Business at the National University of Singapore, he worked as a manager for international business in NTT Com’s Corporate Planning Department.
In 2006, Mr. Matsuo was appointed the director of NTT Com’s Server Management Services Department within the IT Management Services Business Division. He led six teams through their daily operation and quality management of managed services and hosting services. In 2010, he joined PT.NTT Indonesia as the President Director. Mr. Matsuo assumed his current position with NTT in July 2017.
Mr. Matsuo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Electro-Communications, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graduate School of Business at the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Takanobu Maeda joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2016 and also serves as Director of the Board at NTT Communications. Mr. Maeda is currently Head of Global Business in NTT Communications. Having joined the NTT Group since 1988, he is a veteran in the ICT industry for more than 25 years, progressing from network engineering to business incubation and business development to business transformation.
At NTT America in 1995, he was one of the key members who helped expand NTT Group’s international business portfolio in the 1990’s. In 2000, he was transferred back to NTT Communications as the Director of the Global Network Division and later promoted to Vice President of Global IP Network Sales and Marketing in 2006.
Mr. Maeda was President and CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited and HKNet Company Limited from 2009 to 2016, managing over 400 ICT professionals in Hong Kong as revenue tripled and operating income quadrupled. He championed building NTT’s own data centers and now with the Financial Data Centre 1 and 2 in operation, NTT Com Asia Limited has garnered the leadership position in the data center industry in Hong Kong.
Mr. Maeda holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Kiyoshi Maeda joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2016 and is also a Member of the Board of Directors for NTT America Corp. He has over 17 years of service at NTT Communications Corp. and currently leads the global acquisition team as Head of Group and Alliance Strategy.
Mr. Maeda first worked at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. as Joint General Manager. After 20 years of service at LTCB, he joined NTT Communications in 1999 as Director of Corporate Planning Department. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Maeda was in charge of one of the top web hosting companies in the USA as President and CEO of Verio, Inc., an NTT Communications Company. Under his successful leadership, the company grew annual revenues, expanded its global presence, and established partnerships with national carriers around the world.
In 2010, he became Vice President of Global Strategy Department in the Global Business Division of NTT Communications. He was soon promoted to his current position as Vice President of Group and Alliance Strategy in the Corporate Planning Department and is responsible for various global acquisitions such as RagingWire Data Centers, Virtela Technology Services, Arkadin International SAS, Gyron Internet Limited, Lux e-shelter, and Netmagic Solutions. He also serves as a Member of the Board for each of these companies.
Mr. Kiyoshi Maeda holds a Master of Management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.