May 17, 2012 06:55 ET

BYTEGRID™ Aligns and Strengthens Management Team With Key Appointments

Don Goodwin Named EVP, Marketing and Leasing; Joe Solis Named VP, Finance & Controller

SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - BYTEGRID™, an emerging company focused on the national acquisition, development and operation of premier wholesale data center facilities, today announced key management additions. Don Goodwin was named Executive Vice President, Marketing and Leasing, and Joe Solis was named VP Finance & Controller.

The appointments reflect the company's commitment to grow its wholesale data center footprint in the metro Washington D.C. area and nationally.

Mr. Goodwin joins BYTEGRID after nearly three years at Latisys, a colocation and managed services company, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer. In that role, Mr. Goodwin was responsible for sales and go-to-market activities that supported revenue growth of over $50 million during his tenure, increasing top line revenue by more than three times. In this capacity, he re-branded the roll-up company under a single, consistent national brand and built from ground-up the sales and marketing infrastructure to propel rapid revenue growth. Prior to Latisys, Mr. Goodwin was with NTT America as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of its US data center business unit where he led the company's revenue revival of its data center outsourcing services serving multi-national corporations, financial services and social media companies, such as Twitter. Mr. Goodwin also held executive positions at Savvis (now CenturyLink), and Mr. Goodwin holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Solis joins BYTEGRID with 15 years of real estate experience, focused in the areas of finance, accounting, acquisition due diligence, capital markets, and asset management. Mr. Solis brings a unique blend of corporate finance expertise and start-up venture experience. Mr. Solis was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Express Homebuyers USA, Vice President of Finance for JPI, one of the nation's largest and most successful private multi-family real estate firms with over $5B in assets, and divisional VP of Finance for Pulte Homes. Mr. Solis began his career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a manager in the real estate assurance and advisory practice. Mr. Solis is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in real estate finance from the University of Southern California.

Commenting on the appointments, BYTEGRID CEO Ken Parent said, "We are pleased to have Don and Joe join us at this important stage of BYTEGRID's growth. Both of these hirings reflect our commitment to emerge as a premier provider of wholesale data center services. Don joins us as a partner and will lead our sales and marketing efforts. He is a proven executive with a record of unparalleled success. He brings tremendous domain expertise in data center-centric services as well as deep experience in the managed services and broader technology industries. As a 20-year industry veteran, Don has a keen understanding of market dynamics, customer needs and operational requirements. We are confident that he will build on our platform's strategic market focus of growing our wholesale data center offerings and delivering excellence in our tenant experience.

"Joe brings deep expertise in commercial real estate and will oversee all financial controls. He is a proven, results-oriented real estate professional with demonstrated leadership qualities, strong accounting and finance expertise, and proven managerial experience. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the company's financial and accounting functions, Joe will be instrumental in building BYTEGRID's infrastructure during the company's aggressive growth period, as well as providing asset acquisition financial leadership and asset management expertise."

GRID is a privately held company headquartered in Northern Virginia focused on acquiring, developing and operating highly flexible, efficient, and resilient wholesale data centers. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density robust facilities that integrate modular and energy efficient technologies. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information about BYTEGRID, please visit

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