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Leadership Team

DataBank's leadership team is comprised of industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the delivery of technology business solutions.


Raul MartynekRaul Martynek
CEO
Raul Martynek joined DataBank in June of 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he provides overall strategic direction of the company and its operations. Raul is a 20+ year veteran in the telecom and Internet Infrastructure sector. He most recently served as a Senior Advisor for Digital Bridge Holdings LLC. Prior to Digital Bridge, he served as Chief Executive Officer for New Jersey-based data center and managed services operator Net Access, LLC. Net Access was acquired in November 2015 by Denver-based data center operator Cologix. Prior to Net Access, he was the CEO of Voxel dot Net, Inc., a global managed hosting and cloud company, which was acquired by Internap Network Services Corp. in early 2012. Mr. Martynek also served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Smart Telecom, a Dublin, Ireland-based fiber carrier which was acquired by Digiweb in 2009. Before that he evaluated investment opportunities in the telecommunications and Internet sector as a Senior Advisor at Plainfield Asset Management, a $4B hedge fund. Prior to Plainfield, Mr. Martynek spent 13 years with telecom and Internet provider InfoHighway Communications Corp; first as a Chief Operating Officer of Eureka Networks and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of InfoHighway. InfoHighway was acquired by Broadview Networks in 2007. Mr. Martynek earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Binghamton University and received a Master Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.


Kevin OoleyKevin Ooley
President & CFO
Kevin Ooley took on the role of President in May of 2017 and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of DataBank since 2011. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in delivering shareholder value through the creation and implementation of growth and operational strategies. Prior to joining DataBank, Ooley served as the CFO for the Thompson Media Group and as a Principal at Lovett Miller & Co., a growth capital private equity firm based in Florida. He was also a Director of Strategy for iXL Enterprises and a Manager in Accenture's Strategic Services practice. Ooley holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.


Vlad FriedmanVlad Friedman
CTO
Vlad is a seasoned IT veteran with over 25 years of mission-critical IT experience. Vlad joined the DataBank management team as CTO in September 2017 with the acquisition of Edge Hosting. In his role as DataBank's Chief Technology Officer, Vlad guides the direction for development, implementation and management of the company's overall technology strategies. Prior to DataBank, Vlad founded Edge Hosting, a compliance-driven IaaS and PaaS Managed Cloud Hosting service provider, in 1998 as a spin-off from his first IT venture ACS, which was started in 1991 while he was still a student at the University of Maryland. ACS was a software startup that created the only packaged solution for large scale automotive logistics processing that was widely adopted by auto manufacturers, port processors and transportation carriers around the globe. Under Vlad's direction, the company flourished to thousands of servers in geographically diverse data centers, hosting highly secure, mission-critical hosting for web and line-of-business applications.


Justin PuccioJustin Puccio
EVP of Corporate Development
Mr. Puccio joined the company's senior leadership team as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development in mid-2017 with a twenty year track-record of industry accomplishments. Mr. Puccio leads the company's growth strategy and acquisition efforts. Prior to joining DataBank, Mr. Puccio served as a Director for Signal Hill, a tech-focused investment bank where he helped launch the internet infrastructure practice and managed several successful prominent industry transactions. Prior to Signal Hill, Mr. Puccio served as President and Founder of Satori Networks, Inc., a telecommunications research firm specializing in consulting services, industry research, and complex network builds. Mr. Puccio also possesses diverse expertise in wholesale and enterprise technology applications, carrier relations, and corporate management, which stems from his roles in regional executive management at OnFiber Communications and Eureka Networks, and sales with Level 3 and MCI. Mr. Puccio graduated from Middlebury College.


Stephen CallahanStephen Callahan
EVP of Sales
With a wealth of experience in cloud, hosting, data center and telecommunications, Mr. Callahan brings over twenty years of executive sales leadership to the DataBank Executive team. In his role as Senior Vice President of Sales, Mr. Callahan is responsible for guiding all of DataBankís sales operations, sales programs, and channel strategy. Prior to DataBank Mr. Callahan served as the SVP of Sales for New York-based Packet Host. Previous to Packet, he was the SVP of Sales and Marketing for Cologix, formerly Net Access. He also served as SVP - Global Sales at Internap Network Services Corporation, and as a Board Member of Internap Japan, where he originally joined in the acquisition of Voxel dot Net, a global managed hosting and cloud company, where he served as SVP of Sales and Marketing. In addition, Mr. Callahan has also held a number of senior sales leadership roles with MCI (now Verizon Business), eLink Communications, Eureka GGN, InfoHighway Communications and Broadview Networks. Steve received his B.A. in History and Economics from Muhlenberg College.


Mark HouptMark Houpt
Chief Information Security Officer
Mark brings over 25 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. Mark holds an MS-ISA (Masters Information Security and Assurance), numerous security and technical certifications (CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Security +, Network+) and qualified for DoD IAT Level III, IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor positions and responsibilities. Mark is an expert in understanding and the interpretation of FedRAMP, HIPAA and PCI-DSS compliance requirements. Mark is an active member of ISC2, ASIS International, COMPTIA, IAPP, and ISACA, among other leading national and international security organizations. Mark will drive DataBank's information security and compliance initiatives to ensure that the company's solutions continuously meet rigorous and changing compliance and cyber-security standards. Mark is responsible for developing and maintaining the company's security program roadmap and datacenter compliance programs.


Jerry BlairJerry Blair
Co-founder, VP of Colocation Sales
As Co-Founder, Jerry Blair was instrumental in DataBank's inception in 2005. In his role, Blair is charged with executing on the company's sales strategy. With a successful track record spanning more than 20 years in senior sales management, Blair's experience and proven ability to implement results-driven direct and channel-focused sales programs is a very welcome continued asset to the company. Prior to DataBank, Blair was Vice President of Sales for Switch and Data and LayerOne. He has also served as General Manager of Sales for Lucent Technologies and has held sales management positions with various industry leaders including ICG Communications, Nortel Communications and Wellfleet Communications.


Stacey LevasStacey Levas
Vice President of Marketing
Prior to joining DataBank in September of 2017, Stacey served as Vice President of Marketing at Edge Hosting. There she led marketing strategy, product marketing, and demand generation. She brings over 20 years of experience in creating market value for healthcare-related and IT service companies. Before joining Edge, Stacey consulted for several data analytics start-ups and a financial software application company. Throughout her career, Stacey has approached marketing with a sense of pragmatism and a persistent focus on customer experience. As Vice President of Marketing for Health Market Science (HMS), Stacey led commercial efforts to drive product messaging and differentiation, contributing to an average of 30% year-over-year growth and a successful exit to LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Stacey held a variety of marketing management roles at Gene Logic, Cambrex Bio Science (now Lonza), RWD Technologies (now GP Strategies) and CSC. Stacey holds a Bachelorís degree in Art History and Psychology from New York University and a Master of Science in Marketing from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.


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