Long term RagingWire executive promoted to lead company’s strategic growth plan. Tim Nicols named Vice President of Sales and Business Development to expand wholesale business and open new markets.
RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., the nation’s premier data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, announced today that Douglas S. Adams has been named president of the company effective immediately. In this new role, Mr. Adams will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic growth plan focused on building wholesale data center campuses in top North American data center markets and working with NTT Communications and its affiliates as part of one of the world’s largest data center colocation providers.
“Doug Adams has been a key member of RagingWire’s executive team since the company was founded in 2000,” said George Macricostas, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of RagingWire. “As RagingWire continues to grow in the United States and globally, the time was right to create this new role as part of the senior executive team. The Board and I are confident that Doug Adams is the best person to lead the next stage of our growth as president. We congratulate Doug on this well-deserved promotion.”
Mr. Adams joined RagingWire as part of the early leadership team after successful stints as general manager of the magnetic and optical data storage products division of NEC Technologies, Inc., and in sales, business development, and senior management at Mars, Inc. Prior to being named president, Mr. Adams held multiple executive positions at RagingWire leading sales, marketing, product, and operations, and was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. During his tenure at RagingWire, Mr. Adams was instrumental in growing the company’s customer base and revenue, launching the data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia, establishing the partnership with NTT Communications, and announcing the new data center campus in Dallas, Texas.
“RagingWire is at the beginning of one of the most exciting times in its history,” said Douglas Adams, President of RagingWire. “We are enjoying continued success in our current markets of Northern California and Northern Virginia, and we are aggressively moving into new markets, most recently Dallas, Texas. We are fortunate to have exceptional customers, employees, and products. I greatly appreciate the confidence that the Board has placed in me, and am excited to take on the role of president.”
In related news, RagingWire announced that Tim Nicols has been named Vice President of Sales and Business Development reporting to Douglas Adams. In this role, Mr. Nicols will be responsible for global sales, channel development, sales engineering and operations, and expanding the go-to-market partnership with NTT Communications and its affiliate companies. Tim is a recognized industry veteran with extensive experience in data centers, telecommunications, and commercial real estate. Most recently, Tim was Vice President Wholesale and Channel Development at RagingWire. In this role, he established RagingWire as a wholesale colocation leader and significantly enhanced relationships with the data center broker community.
“I am thrilled to lead the RagingWire sales team as we open new markets and grow our business,” said Tim Nicols, Vice President of Sales at RagingWire. “RagingWire is establishing itself as one of the largest wholesale colocation providers in the world and attracting blue-chip clients from the enterprise, internet, and global markets. I believe in our strategy and am confident we can accelerate our growth going forward.”
As part of NTT Communications, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and among the largest wholesale colocation providers worldwide. With the opening of the new CA3 data center in April 2015, RagingWire expanded its Sacramento, California campus to 680,000 square feet and 52.7 megawatts of critical IT power. In Ashburn, Virginia, the company will open its new VA2 data center in March 2016, expanding that campus to nearly 300,000 square feet and 28.4 megawatts of critical IT power. RagingWire has also broken ground on a new 1,000,000 square foot campus on 42 acres of land in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well as a 2,000,000 square foot campus on 78 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia.
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, and a world-class customer experience. The company has nearly 1,000,000 square feet of data center space and 80 megawatts of power in the United States, and an additional 3,000,000 square feet currently under development. As an NTT Communications group company, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and among the largest wholesale colocation companies in the world, with a global network of 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications as part of the NexcenterTM brand. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.