Xand has named Yatish Mishra as the company's president and CEO. Mishra has also been appointed to the company's board of directors. In this new role, he will lead all functions of Xand's business including strategy, acquisitions, technology, operations, sales, and finance. Mishra will also look to continue Xand's momentum in the marketplace following the company's pair of acquisitions and record revenue growth in 2012, as well as the significant data center and business continuity workspace expansion projects at the company's six facilities across four states.

"Xand is excited to have landed such an outstanding executive with Yatish's proven industry track record to lead the company's continued growth and strategic vision moving forward," said Brian St. Jean, partner at ABRY Partners. "His deep understanding of the data center, managed services and cloud computing sectors will strengthen Xand's ability to maintain their leadership position in the Northeast region."

Since first coming to Xand in July of 2012, Mishra has overseen tremendous revenue growth, a vast amount of new construction projects, as well as the successful integration of three companies into one leading data center platform.

"I'm thrilled to have been given this opportunity to lead such a talented, well-positioned company as Xand," said Yatish Mishra. "The ideal geographic location of Xand's six facilities in the Northeast, combined with our flexible cloud, managed services and business continuity offerings and strong focus upon customer service excellence make us a very attractive play for enterprises with demanding IT infrastructure requirements." 

Mishra brings over 26 years of senior IT and executive leadership experience to the Xand team with an extensive background in the data center industry. Earlier in his career, Mishra served as co-founder, president and CEO of RagingWire Data Centers and led the company from inception to record growth in revenue and profitability during his tenure.  Prior to that, he was the corporate vice president of Information Technology at Photronics, Inc., a public company servicing the semiconductor industry, where he oversaw all global IT infrastructure and applications. Mishra was a finalist in both 2007 and 2010 for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program and he's a holder of numerous United States and European patents in the field of IT systems automation and data center power design. Mishra holds a degree in applied physics with a specialty in physical electronics from the University of California, Davis.