RagingWire Hires Industry Veteran Joe Goldsmith as Chief Revenue Officer to Pursue Unprecedented Data Center Market Opportunity

New Vice President of Global Accounts, Steve Manos, and executive
assignments in enterprise sales and channels strengthen company’s
go-to-market capabilities

ASHBURN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., the premier
data center provider in North America
and part of the global data
center portfolio of NTT
(NTT Com), today announced the addition of two
veteran industry leaders to the company’s executive team and new
executive assignments in sales and channels to strengthen the company’s
go-to-market capabilities.

Joe Goldsmith joins RagingWire as Senior Vice President and Chief
Revenue Officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience as a
successful sales executive in data centers and telecommunications. Steve
Manos joins RagingWire as Vice President of Global Accounts reporting to
Mr. Goldsmith, after more than 20 years generating revenue across
various technology industries related to large scale IT environments.
Rounding out the sales leadership team, current RagingWire sales
executives David Haskell and Tim Nicols have been named Vice President
of Enterprise Sales, and Vice President of Channels respectively, both
reporting to Mr. Goldsmith.

The hiring of Mr. Goldsmith and Mr. Manos as well as the new sales
executive assignments signal RagingWire’s increased commitment to
attracting large wholesale and hyperscale customers, while continuing to
grow revenue through enterprise and channel sales.

“As we invest in growth strategies that will benefit all of our
customers, we are proud that our reputation and performance in the
industry is attracting such respected, proven talent as Joe Goldsmith
and Steve Manos,” said RagingWire President and CEO Doug Adams. “We are
confident that their impressive track record of extraordinary customer
service and innovative technological solutions will continue at
RagingWire as we extend our presence in the multi-megawatt, hyperscale
data center market.”

Joe Goldsmith will be responsible for all aspects of RagingWire’s
go-to-market strategy and execution including: sales, marketing, product
management, channels, and sales operations. Prior to joining RagingWire,
Goldsmith was the Chief Revenue Officer for Vantage Data Centers,
applying his deep expertise in complex contract and lease negotiations
to lead Vantage to become an industry leader in wholesale
data centers
. Previously, Goldsmith was Vice President and General
Manager at Digital Realty, where he led efforts related to global
alliances, channel sales, and colocation products. He has also served as
Executive Director of Global Accounts at Qwest, Director of Sales at
FiberTower, and Vice President of Sales at Colo.com.

“With highly customizable configurations of data center space and power,
carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral network services, world-class
amenities, and dedicated security and support staff, RagingWire has a
unique opportunity to earn the trust and business of the world’s largest
data center customers,” Goldsmith said. “I am eager to join the
RagingWire team as we continue to increase our revenue by taking great
care of clients across all industries.”

Steve Manos will be responsible for leading RagingWire’s engagement with
hyperscale cloud companies. Previously Manos was Chief Business Officer
at Server Farm Realty, LLC, a data center developer, and at Canara Inc.,
a predictive analytics company. He also served as General Manager of the
North American Division at Norland Managed Services, a global provider
of data center management services which was acquired by CBRE Group.
Earlier in his career Manos held positions at Lee Technologies, Ascent
Corporation, Midland, and O/E. Since 2003, he has been a principal at
Manos Internetworking Group, a consultancy focused on data center and IT

“As the Americas data center platform of NTT Com, RagingWire is one of
the largest
colocation providers in the world
and is continuing to add
state-of-the-art data centers and information and communications
technology (ICT) solutions that are ideal for hyperscale clients,” Manos
said. “I am looking forward to connecting new clients to RagingWire’s
worldwide network so they can execute their growth strategies in ways
they might not have considered.”

About RagingWire Data Centers

RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission
critical data centers
that deliver 100% availability, high-density
power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and
superior customer service. The company has 113 megawatts of critical IT
power spread across 1.5 million square feet of data center
infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Northern
California with significant growth plans in these locations and other
top North American data center markets. As part of the NTT
Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data
center providers in the world with a global network of 140 data centers
in 20 countries and regions operated by NTT Communications under the
Nexcenter™ brand, and one of the most financially strong companies in
the data center industry. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and
cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology
(ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the
company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1
IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 190
countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT
Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group
companies including Dimension Data, NTT COCOMO, and NTT DATA.

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