ATLANTA — Giga Data Centers appointed David Shepard as chief revenue officer. His duties include overseeing the sales, marketing, and partner channel teams to execute the company’s strategy and achieve its revenue goals. He reports to CEO Jake Ring as the newest member of the executive team.

"David is an experienced sales leader with a proven track record for growing revenue as well as building and coaching global data center teams,” Ring said. “Among many qualified candidates, David stood out as the ideal person to help lead Giga through our next stage of growth. We are very pleased and excited he has joined our team."

Shepard has 20-plus years of experience growing and managing large enterprise customers and building successful sales and marketing teams. Prior to joining Giga, he served as the executive vice president and general manager for Baselayer, where he helped drive a 120% increase in revenue. Previously, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fortrust (now Iron Mountain), where he built a team that doubled data center capacity and customers in less than 18 months. He also held multiple executive positions at IO Data Centers and was integral in expanding the company’s footprint from a single data center in Scottsdale, Arizona, with less than 10 customers to over 2 million square feet, 200 Megawatts of power capacity, and more than 500 customers in the U.S., UK, and Singapore.

"I'm excited to be joining Giga to help accelerate the growth of the company," Shepard said. "The company has an amazing team and superior colocation capabilities, both of which will deliver incredible value to our customers. From the outset, I was attracted to the company's strong vision in the data center services market, and I am looking forward to helping Giga further scale the business."