Robert D. McClary is the chief operating officer (COO) at FORTRUST. Since joining FORTRUST in 2001, he has held the critical role of building the company into the premier data center services provider and colocation facility that it is today. Robert is responsible for the overall supervision of business operations, high-profile construction, and strategic technical direction. Robert developed and implemented the process controls and procedures that support the continuous uptime and reliability that FORTRUST Denver has delivered since opening for business in 2001. He is considered one of the leading experts on data center design, construction, management and operations in the data center industry, and was selected as a finalist by AFCOM for Data Center Manager of the Year. In 2010, Robert received designation as an Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS) by the Uptime Institute. Speaking on topics such as data center design, construction, management and operations Robert has presented and participated on many panels at industry events such as 451s Uptime Symposium, Data Center Dynamics, 451s Hosting Cloud Transformation Summit, and IT Summit Denver. Learn more at www.FTDC.com.