CyrusOne Announces New Senior Hires
Updated: Mar 8
LONDON – 21 October 2020 – CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE), a premier global data centre REIT, today announced a trio of new appointments to bolster its growing European leadership team, including Richard Brandon as Senior Director of European Design and Construction, Graham Goldsmith as Customer Implementation Manager, and John Quirie as Senior Data Centre Construction Manager.
“This is an exciting time for CyrusOne in Europe. As a heavily client focused company, we work hard to meet our cloud customers’ unique needs. This, coupled with our growth and core focus on designing sustainable energy efficient new buildings, requires an experienced and agile design and construction delivery team. I am delighted to welcome these three senior leaders to CyrusOne”, commented Matt Pullen, EVP and Managing Director, Europe.
Richard Brandon joins CyrusOne from Structure Tone where he was formerly Director of Mission Critical for the international business. With over 25 years’ experience in senior level positions across the data centre industry managing complex and fast-moving construction and engineering projects, Richard is uniquely positioned to support CyrusOne’s growth in Europe. He will be responsible for the management of European design and construction across the life cycle of all development projects.
Graham Goldsmith joins CyrusOne as Customer Implementation Manager from JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), where he was responsible for executing the data centre strategy for JPMC Corporate Investment Bank. Graham will lead and organise internal and external resources to manage complex customer installations.
John Quirie joins CyrusOne from Wayss und Freytag Ingenieurbau AG as Senior Data Centre Construction Manager. John will oversee the design, construction, and commissioning of new construction, including overall project management with an emphasis on mission critical electrical and mechanical systems.
Richard Brandon added: “I am thrilled to join CyrusOne. Having spent my career working across the spectrum of the data centre industry – providing consultancy advice at CBRE, running a pan-European construction programme for Digital Realty, and delivering mission critical projects for a wide variety of enterprise, cloud and colocation customers as a main contractor at Structure Tone, I’m excited to now work alongside this experienced team to deliver the outstanding services and facilities customers have come to expect from CyrusOne.”
In addition to the Company’s plans to accelerate European growth and capacity, last month CyrusOne announced an ambitious commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2040 through the reduction of carbon emissions across the company’s global data centre portfolio. The pledge will build on sustainable efforts put forward by CyrusOne including purchasing renewables, leveraging green power and integrating sustainable design components across all its facilities around the world.
CYRUSONE STRENGTHENS SUSTAINABLE, DESIGN AND DELIVERY PRACTICE WITH NEW EUROPEAN APPOINTMENT
LONDON – 14 January 2021 – CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE), a premier global data centre REIT, today announced the appointment of Stuart Gray as Engineering Director Europe to strengthen its Design & Construction team in Europe. Stuart joins the company with more than 20 years of data centre sector and technical engineering expertise and will be responsible for driving consistency, efficiency and sustainable practice in the design, delivery and commissioning of developments throughout CyrusOne’s data centre portfolio in Europe.
“I’m delighted Stuart has decided to join CyrusOne. It is an exciting time for our business in Europe as we have an ambitious development pipeline to deliver against increased demand for capacity. As a subject matter expert in mission critical, Stuart will lead engineering throughout the full lifecycle of our data centre developments – from design development through to commissioning – and further strengthen the breadth and depth of our offering to customers. Stuart will also drive efficiency and consistency and champion our continued development of sustainable and environmental design against the backdrop of our ‘Zero Carbon by 2040’ pledge,” said Richard Brandon, CyrusOne’s Senior Director of European Design and Construction.
Stuart Gray, Engineering Director Europe, said: “I am delighted to join CyrusOne’s specialist European Design & Construction team and look forward to bringing the experience and engineering knowledge I have gained in my career to this exciting and challenging new role. As CyrusOne continues to build the data centres of the future, I am eager to elevate our designs and technical engineering capabilities to help meet the company’s ambitious environment and sustainability objectives.”
Stuart joins the company from a leading global construction company Structure Tone, where he was a Project Director, responsible for operational delivery on all live UK data centre projects. Stuart has also worked across multiple areas of the data centre industry from electrical contracting, data centre engineering design, technical services management and specialist main contracting – delivering technically complex schemes for a wide range of enterprise, hyperscale and colocation customers.
Stuart’s appointment follows CyrusOne’s recent ‘Zero Carbon by 2040’ pledge through the reduction of carbon emissions across the company’s global data centre portfolio. The pledge will build on sustainable efforts put forward by CyrusOne including purchasing renewables, leveraging green power and integrating sustainable design components across all its facilities around the world.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a premier global REIT specialising in design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. The Company provides mission-critical facilities that ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1,000 companies.
A leader in hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments, CyrusOne offers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments that help customers enhance the strategic connection of their essential data infrastructure and support achievement of sustainability goals. CyrusOne data centers offer world-class flexibility, enabling clients to modernize, simplify, and rapidly respond to changing demand. Combining exceptional financial strength with a broad global footprint, CyrusOne provides customers with long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale.