There is a harmonious tension among the Peak 10 executive team. That happens when deeply experienced, strong willed and highly committed industry professionals thrive on creating an environment for continuous improvement, innovation, growth, employee satisfaction and customer devotion. Meet them below.
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
Executive VP, Technology & Operations
VP, Enterprise Sales
Executive VP, Customer Operations
SVP, Human Resources
VP, Governance, Risk and Compliance
VP, Channel Sales
David co-founded Peak 10 in March of 2000. Assembling an expert leadership team, he built one of the industry’s most admired companies in the data center and cloud infrastructure industry – consistently producing impressive, consistent year over year financial performance and growth. Now serving as Chairman for the company, David will help guide Peak 10 as it enters its next phase of growth.
Prior to Peak 10, David was president of the Competitive Solutions Group at CHR Solutions, a telecommunications management-consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. He has 35 years of combined executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and operations working for GTE (Verizon), Telecom*USA, MCI and ITC Holding Company. David also serves on the Board of Trustees of Queens University and the board of directors for the YMCA in Charlotte, N.C.
David holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and also completed the Executive Development Business Program at George Washington University.
Brian joined the executive management team in August of 2000. He is responsible for all of Peak 10’s financial operations, including treasury, finance and accounting, as well as legal and investor relations.
Prior to joining Peak 10, Brian was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for KTI, Inc., a public company which designed and operated waste recovery and recycling facilities throughout the United States. He also served as Senior Manager in the Emerging Business practice of Arthur Andersen.
Brian received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting at Washington & Lee.
Jeff joined Peak 10 in June of 2001. He is responsible for sales, marketing, managed services, product management, strategic partnerships, market operations and the P&L.
Jeff has more than 25 years of sales, operations and leadership experience. He spent much of his career at IBM and rapidly moved up the sales management ranks to the position of North America’s Business Unit Executive. Prior to Peak 10, he was the head of sales for Osprey Systems, an SAP, e-commerce consulting and software firm.
Jeff received a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Mike joined Peak 10 in 2015 as the Chief Technology Officer. He is broadly responsible for the company’s product and service strategy, research and development, and internal IT initiatives, positioning Peak 10 to continue its growth trajectory and delivery of innovative solutions to customers.
Mike has over two decades of technical leadership experience. He spent much of his career at Cisco, where he was last responsible for the delivery and scaling of all cloud-based services for the suite of Cisco security platforms.
Mike graduated from the Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Jeff has been with Peak 10 since October of 2004 and has more than 30 years of technology and Internet management experience. He directs the overall strategy, design and management of Peak 10’s networking and information systems, as well as oversees daily technical operations for the business.
Prior to Peak 10, Jeff was co-founder and chief technology and information officer of Vobix Corporation. From 1989 to 2000 he held numerous strategic technology leadership and operational management positions with LexisNexis.
Jeff is a graduate of the Wright State University School of Engineering.
Allen joined Peak 10 in 2001 and leads the company’s commercial strategy including sales, marketing, channels and customer engagement. Leveraging his more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience, he is responsible for driving Peak 10’s business growth and market share. Allen’s previous roles at Peak 10 include Vice-President and General Manager, Regional Vice President and Senior Vice President-Market Operations.
Prior to Peak 10, Allen served as vice president of sales and marketing for LynkUs Communications, a provider of wireless networking and application development services. He also spent eight years in various management positions with Metrocall, a nationwide provider of wireless services, where he was responsible for sales and financial management, new market expansion and acquisition integration throughout the southeast.
Allen is a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Business.
Joe joined Peak 10 in June 2013. He is responsible for driving initiatives that support a multi-faceted customer experience strategy across diverse touch points from pre-sale processes to post-sale provisioning, service delivery and on-going support for Peak 10’s growing customer base.
Joe has over 25 years’ experience of providing dynamic leadership, having held key management positions at Savvis and McDonnell Douglas (Boeing). Prior to Peak 10, he served as Senior Vice President at CA Technologies where he was responsible for alliances and consulting services.
Deney earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and his MBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University.
Karin joined Peak 10 in July 2011. She is responsible for all human resources activities supporting business growth and centering on the attraction and retention of the Peak 10 team.
Prior to joining Peak 10, Karin served as the Senior Human Resources Division Manager for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ commercial business units. She also spent fourteen years in various human resources management positions including holding senior leadership roles with AdTran, a manufacturer of high-speed telecommunication devices and CTI-Siemens, a manufacturer of medical imaging devices.
Karin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR). She also holds additional professional certifications in leading organizational transition and delivering performance feedback and coaching.
Tricia Ory is Vice President of Finance and is responsible for management of the accounting function and preparation of analysis and reporting to shareholders, lending institutions, and the senior leadership team.
Prior to joining Peak 10, Ory served as Director of Accounting and Reporting for Continental Tire North America. Early in her career, she worked at Arthur Andersen and subsequently Deloitte as an audit manager.
Ory is a CPA and graduated from the College of Charleston receiving a Masters in Accountancy. Currently, Ory serves on the national Board of Directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen as past Board Chairman.
Rick Magnuson founded GI Partners in 2001, serves as its Executive Managing Director and leads the GI team. Rick is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centers and internet peering points. During his tenure at DLR (from its public listing on November 4, 2004 to April 23, 2012), the company ranked as the best performing public REIT, providing a total return to investors of 716% and growing in total capitalization to over $12 billion. He has investment responsibilities for, and currently serves on the boards of, Waypoint Homes, ViaWest, and Duckhorn Wine Company. He previously served on the boards of SoftLayer Technologies, STAG Industrial, The Linc Group, Sunset Gower Studios as well as Glenborough Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: GLB). Prior to founding GI Partners, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Nomura International’s Principal Finance Group in London, which he joined in 1994. At Nomura, Rick assisted in the investment and oversight of approximately $3 billion of equity capital invested in businesses and properties located in North America and Europe.
David Mace is a Managing Director of GI Partners and oversees investments in the IT infrastructure & services and retail & leisure sectors. He currently sits on the board of Duckhorn Wine Company and is a board advisor to ViaWest. Mr. Mace was previously on the boards of PC Helps, The Planet, The Telx Group, and SoftLayer Technologies. Prior to joining GI Partners, David was with Palladium Equity Partners in New York and J.H. Whitney in New York and San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York.
Travis Pearson is a Managing Director of GI Partners. Prior to joining GI Partners, Mr. Pearson spent nearly 15 years at Bain & Company, the global consultancy, where he advised leading firms in technology, media, telecommunications, consumer, and retail. He also worked with top private equity firms including GI Partners on a variety of successful investments. Travis played several leadership roles at Bain, most recently serving as the head of the Technology practice for the Americas. Before his time at Bain, Travis worked as a corporate attorney and statistician.
Chris joined Peak 10 in September 2016. He is a proven chief executive with a long-standing reputation within the data center and related internet infrastructure sectors. He brings a demonstrated track record of execution and success to his role at Peak 10, where he is responsible for managing the strategic priorities that drive profitable growth for the business.
Prior to Peak 10, Chris was the CEO of Telx Holdings, a leading retail data center solutions provider that built a national portfolio of 20 data center facilities in 13 major markets across the US, including New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle, among others. He spent eight years helping Telx shape its industry-leading growth and execution strategy. He has over 25 years of combined executive leadership experience in finance and operations, working for Telx Holdings, Motient Corporation, BroadStreet Communications, Daniels & Associates and Bear Stearns.
Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA in International Business from New York University.
David Kidd joined the Peak 10 management team in 2000 and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in information technology management. He oversees Peak 10’s legal affairs, governance, risk management, compliance and information security activities.
A frequent speaker on information security and IT compliance topics, Kidd has received professional training and certification through his involvement with the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
David is a graduate of Wofford College.
Dave Sroka joined Peak 10 in 2016 and brings more than 20 years of business management and leadership experience to the company. He is tasked with leading the next high-growth phase of Peak 10’s Partner Program, where he will focus on enhancing the company’s commitment to and alignment with the channel community.
Dave brings with him a wealth of successful experience having previously led channel sales for Coresite, in addition to serving as VP of Sales for Cologix, and spend 10+ years in telecom.
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