SOURCE: Managed Data Holdings

September 18, 2008 07:04 ET

Managed Data Holdings Hires Chicago General Manager

Focus Is on Accelerated Growth of Recently Acquired 86,000 Square-Foot Data Center in Oak Brook, Ill.

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Managed Data Holdings, a leading operator of state-of-the-art data centers, announced today that it has hired John McCreary as General Manager of its recently acquired, 86,000 square-foot data center in Oak Brook, Ill., operating under the Stargate name.

McCreary, who brings over 15 years experience of growing managed services and colocation businesses in the Chicago market, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the data center. He is responsible for overall management of data center operations and personnel, customer service and satisfaction and customer growth within the facility.

"We are delighted to have John join the MDH team," said Evans Mullan, Chief Operating Officer of Managed Data Holdings. "His experience, particularly with our target base in the Midwest, will be of great value as we add customers who need high density and managed services solutions."

Throughout his career, McCreary has used his entrepreneurial talents and knowledge of the Chicago market in building his own IT security services business, start-ups and established businesses in the Chicago area.

"Managed Data Holdings and its Stargate Data Center represent an exciting opportunity in an industry that benefits a wide range of businesses throughout the Chicago area," said McCreary. "I intend to bring a high level of passion and commitment to the position, to Stargate, and to the MDH team."

McCreary has held senior sales and sales management positions with companies such as AT&T and Edge Technologies. He served most recently as General Manager for ANET, a Landmark Communications company in downtown Chicago, where he held a role similar to the one he will perform at Stargate.

Immediately prior to joining ANET, McCreary was Vice President of Managed Services for RKON Technologies, where he was instrumental in launching the strategic managed services practice. In his position at RKON Technologies, he was responsible for the development, delivery, execution, and sales of a full range of managed IT services aimed at the mid-size and enterprise-level businesses.

McCreary has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Purdue University Calumet, and he resides in Chicago.

About Stargate

Located in Oak Brook, Ill., a prestigious suburb of Chicago, Stargate is a leader in secure, reliable and scalable, power rich IT infrastructure services. Founded in 1989, Stargate offers premium colocation, managed services and managed hosting solutions to its customer base. With a proven commitment to excellence in customer service and an expansive 86,000 square-foot data center facility to support its infrastructure, Stargate is an important provider in the vibrant and growing data center market in Chicago. For more information visit:

About Managed Data Holdings

Managed Data Holdings (MDH) was founded by three highly experienced industry executives in conjunction with Great Hill Partners and Catalyst Investors. MDH's strategy is aimed at operating state-of-the-art data centers across suburban Tier I and Tier II markets in the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for managed hosting, managed services, colocation space and disaster recovery services required by small and medium-sized business customers or divisions of large enterprises. MDH data centers are SAS70 Type II compliant and are designed to accommodate the changing power density and cooling needs of the colocation market while maintaining consistent high levels of customer service and support. For more information visit:

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