DataGryd has announced the appointment of Thomas Brown as president and chief executive officer. In this role, he will lead the development and execution of DataGryd’s short and long-term strategies for financial growth, as well as oversee the company’s operations and management.

Brown brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in start-up, turnaround and high-growth operations to this new role. He has a proven track record of success in strategic and tactical market development, creation of brand awareness and customer relationship management. Under his leadership, DataGryd plans to lease an additional 60,000 sq ft of usable data center space over the course of the next 18 to 24 months.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tom Brown as DataGryd’s new CEO,” states Jon Deluca, senior management advisor to DataGryd. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience in market development, which we know will be an immediate asset to guiding DataGryd into its next phase of customer acquisition and revenue generation.”

Prior to joining DataGryd, Brown led the content, cable, and data center verticals within Windstream’s Wholesale Business Unit. From 1999 to 2009, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing at FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., where he was an integral part in the sale of the company to the Zayo Group. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join DataGryd’s exceptional team as we work together to acquire a new wave of customers seeking customized wholesale and colocation solutions,” says Brown. “With the largest single footprint data center available in New York, DataGryd has displayed extraordinary leadership within New York City’s telecommunications community. I believe my extensive experience in sales and revenue generation will enable me to effectively lead the company toward continued growth and success.”