September 23, 2013
NTT America Appoints New Executive Vice President of Data Center Services
New York, NY – September 23, 2013 – NTT America, a global IT infrastructure services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced the appointment of Christopher P. Eldredge as the company’s Executive Vice President of Data Center Services. The Data Center Services Business Unit, one of NTT America’s three business units, offers comprehensive services designed to accommodate rapid deployment and implementation of IT initiatives with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions, including managed hosting, cloud and colocation services.
Reporting directly to Kazuhiro Gomi, NTT America’s President and CEO, and based out of the company’s Virginia office, Mr. Eldredge will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the Data Center Services Business Unit, including product and service delivery of NTT Com’s pioneering Enterprise Cloud in the United States; product and service delivery for managed hosting, colocation solutions and NTT Com’s data centers located throughout the US; as well as product mapping and strategic business planning. His additional responsibilities will include full profit and loss accountability, driving business development activities with system integrator partners, and directing new business strategy for data center services.
Mr. Eldredge brings 16 years of executive management, strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational and sales experience in the telecommunications industry to NTT America. Most recently, Mr. Eldredge was the President and General Manager of Ethernet Exchange and Product Management at Telx, a provider of interconnection and data center services in the US. While at Telx he engaged in significant strategic business decisions, including a re-leveraged buyout of the company in 2011. Prior to Telx, he held executive leadership positions at Silver Lake Private Equity, Broadview Networks, Frontier Communications and Cablevision. His previous experience includes full profit and loss responsibility for up to $600 million in annual revenue, advising on considerable merger and acquisition deals, and building a new business unit from zero to more than $140 million in annual revenue within four years.
“Chris brings an ideal blend of executive management, corporate strategy and financial experience to NTT America, along with a proven track record of driving revenue growth at a number of companies within the data center and telecommunications space,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO of NTT America. “We’re confident he will hit the ground running, spearheading the continued growth of our Data Center Services
Business Unit, and uphold the high quality delivery of our superior products and services to our customers. We welcome Chris and look forward to his contributions at NTT America.”
Mr. Eldredge is a highly sought after speaker and has presented at a number of industry events, including North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), Capacity, Uptime Institute, Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) events. He holds an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Dowling College, an M.A. in Public Relations and Advertising from New York Institute of Technology, and a B.B.A in Marketing from Hofstra University.
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