STACK INFRASTRUCTURE has announced the appointment of Matt VanderZanden as chief strategy officer. VanderZanden will lead development and location strategy for STACK with a focus on product development, site selection, and strategic partnerships.

VanderZanden is the most recent addition to STACK’s team of proven data center and technology industry experts. He brings deep roots and insights as a former hyperscale data center executive, having spent most of the last decade expanding Facebook’s worldwide data center footprint. As director of data center site selection, VanderZanden built Facebook’s global data center location strategy program and understands the intricacies and interrelationships of data center and critical infrastructure development, government relations, incentives, and location strategy. Before joining Facebook, VanderZanden practiced real estate law at Paul Hastings.

“Matt’s joining is a real-time insight into our strategy for STACK. We are singularly focused on meeting the needs of our clients,” said Brian Cox, chief executive officer of STACK. “Matt represents the very best of the hyperscale community and the rigorous capacity, technical, uptime, and value expectations that community demands. As the voice of the customer and the head of our strategy, he will provide a unique perspective as we develop the national footprint, scale, and flexibility our platform can deliver.”

“I am thrilled to join the STACK team,”said VanderZanden. “This team has worked smart and hard to build STACK from the ground up, leveraging strong data center assets along with extensive and scalable expansion capabilities. I am confident that we will deliver superior products that will provide custom, scalable solutions for our enterprise and hyperscale clients.”