DigitalBridge-sponsored Vantage Data Centers expands leadership team with new regional presidents

Former AirTrunk and Congruex executives join the hyperscale player whose investment roadmap continues to see billions of Dollars invested across the globe.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 26, 2024 | 10:48 PM GMT

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Vantage Data Centers has appointed Dana Adams and David Howson as regional presidents of North America and EMEA, respectively as the DigitalBridge-backed group continues to invest billions of Dollars in its infrastructure expansion.

The company hs also announced that Antoine Boniface, who has served as president of EMEA for the past four years, will take on a new role as chief commercial officer for EMEA.

Adams joins Vantage’s executive leadership team as president of North America with nearly 18 years of experience in the data centre sector to the company.

Based in Denver, she will oversee the region’s growth, including market development, sales, construction and operations, reporting to Jeff Tench, executive vice president, North America and APAC.

Adams was previously the chief operating officer for AirTrunk, a hyperscale data center provider serving the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles at Iron Mountain and Digital Realty.

As for Howson, he joins Vantage as president of EMEA to spearhead the company’s growth, overseeing market development, sales, construction and operations across the region.

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of international internet infrastructure experience, Howson recently served as chief operating officer at Congruex, a national end-to-end provider of digital network services. Previously, he served as CEO of Six Degrees Group and in several executive roles at Zayo Group LLC and Level 3 Communications. Howson is based in London and reports to Sureel Choksi, president and CEO.

Additionally, Boniface, who previously served as president of EMEA, has been named the company’s first chief commercial officer for EMEA. In his new role, Boniface will oversee site selection, market intelligence, sales and sales engineering, driving Vantage’s commercial strategy to expand with customers across the region.

Choksi said: “The additions of Dana and David come at a pivotal time for Vantage as we continue to scale our leadership team to keep pace with our customers’ exponential growth driven by cloud and AI services globally. I am thrilled to welcome Dana and David given the wealth of experience and leadership they bring to our two largest regions.

“In addition, we are excited for Antoine to become our first chief commercial officer in EMEA. Antoine has been fundamental to our success in the region, and this new role plays to his strengths and passion for serving our customers. David, Antoine and the EMEA leadership team will collectively partner to drive our next stage of growth.”

These leadership appointments come just three months after the company named Raymond Tong as president of APAC.


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