QTS Realty Trust has announced that Steve C. Bloom has joined the company as chief people officer (CPO).

Bloom has more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience in a variety of industries including technology, health care, consumer products, and financial services, having spent the majority of his career in world-class organizations like PepsiCo, Citibank and Medco. Most recently, Bloom served as SVP and chief human resource officer for ProBuild, a $5B distribution and building materials company with more than 11,000 employees. 

"Steve is a recognized leader with a passion for enabling people in the workplace," said Chad Williams, chairman and CEO – QTS. "He is both an accomplished corporate executive and a thought leader who we believe can build on our Powered by People mission. I am excited to have him as part of our leadership team and am looking forward to him working with the QTS family."

Bloom has particular skills in organizational effectiveness, strategy development and talent management. He has partnered with fellow senior executives in large scale change management, mergers and acquisitions, and business process reengineering projects. For example, while at Medco Health Solutions, Bloom was part of the leadership team that established Medco as Fortune's "Most Admired Company for People Management" in 2008.

"What struck me about QTS is their focus on building a powerful culture that engages both customers and employees. QTS believes in and supports their 'Powered by People' motto and it shows in their talented workforce that consistently provides best-in-class customer service," said Bloom. "My goal in joining the company is to continue this tradition and build upon it as QTS grows and offers even more innovative solutions to its customers," he added.

Prior to joining QTS, Bloom partnered with a professor at The Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame University. Their work focused on research and application of what enables employees to flourish in the workplace, find meaning in their work and enhance workers' overall well-being.

Bloom holds a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology from the University of Kansas.