DartPoints Adds Michael Ortiz Chief Development Officer

12/3/17

DartPoints announced today that data center industry veteran, Michael Ortiz, has been appointed as the company's Chief Development Officer (CDO). This marks a new stage of growth for the company and will leverage its scale and long tenure of delivering edge IT infrastructure custom solutions to clients across the U.S. Ortiz' appointment to CDO will compliment DartPoints strong leadership bench.

"I have admired DartPoints, its team, and its successful track record in the micro edge data center market over the past 5 years. The organization has a product and service offering that creates a solid foundation for its value proposition appreciated by its customers and trusted partners. I have gone on a pursuit over the past 15 years to build trusted, dynamic solutions for customer's evolving commercial real estate and IT infrastructure needs, and DartPoints is a natural fit in this journey," Ortiz says. "I am humbled and honored that the DartPoints leadership team, its Board of Directors and long-standing investors have faith in my ability to help lead this organization toward achieving upcoming strategic initiatives and expanding our presence in underserved markets."

Ortiz was previously Vice President of Site Selection and Acquisitions with DuPont Fabros Technology, a data center solutions provider that built a portfolio of data center facilities across five major markets, including Northern Virginia, Toronto, Chicago, Portland, and Silicon Valley, CA. Prior to DuPont, Ortiz helped architect and implement Digital Realty's IT solutions strategy for the West region, managing approximately 2 million square feet of data center space.

"We're excited to have Michael join the DartPoints team. With his experience and market knowledge, he will be instrumental in guiding the national expansion of DartPoints' portfolio," says Hugh Carspecken, chief executive officer at DartPoints. "This is especially true, given the variety of uses and locations into which we can deploy each one of our micro edge data centers. With Michael, we get the translation between the traditional data center world and this new data center evolution."

For more than five years, DartPoints has been pioneering how critical infrastructure will support the rapid technological advance of Mobile Edge Compute, 5G, interconnectivity and distributed enterprise data at the edge of the network. The company's purpose-built, fully-operational, carrier-neutral, and automated data centers, can be located near any commercial building, warehouse and cell tower. DartPoints' value proposition provides its customers "Performance Through Location".

"DartPoints has always focused on providing reliable and secure critical infrastructure and operations exactly where the customer needs it. Whether it's a cell tower company, a content distribution company, or a Fortune 500 enterprise headquarters, we have the experience and expertise to deploy and operate," says Loren Long, chief strategy officer at DartPoints. "What Michael brings is the real estate and data center background to deploy rapidly, at scale, to meet the customer's needs."

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