Compass Datacenters executive team features a level of experience and accomplishment that is unequaled in the data center industry. Collectively having contracted and built over $3 billion in data centers and operated over six (6) million square feet of raised floor across the world, Compass’ management have used their experiences providing solutions for companies across an international spectrum of industries to craft a product solution that is unmatched in quality, speed of delivery, customer flexibility and cost effectiveness.

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Crosby

Chris Crosby

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Chris Crosby is a recognized visionary and leader in the datacenter space and has served as founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters since 2011. Chris has over 25 years of technology experience and over 15 years of real estate and investment experience. Previously, Chris served as a senior executive and founding member of Digital Realty Trust. Chris was Senior Vice President at Digital Realty Trust, responsible for roles included global responsibility for corporate development, sales, marketing, design, construction, technical operations and customer service. Prior to the initial public offering of Digital Realty, Chris was founder and managing director of Proferian, which served as an operating platform for the private equity fund, GI Partners, and was rolled into the IPO for Digital Realty Trust. Prior to Proferian, Chris served as a consultant for CRG West, now Coresite. For the first ten years of his career, Chris was active in international and domestic sales, sales management and product development at Nortel Networks, a major supplier of products and services that support the Internet and other public and private data, voice and multimedia communications networks. Mr. Crosby received a B.S. degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. He serves as the Vice Chair of the board for the Masters in Datacenter Systems Engineering degree program at Southern Methodist University. Chris is also active in the Lonestar chapter of YPO.

Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions

Curtis

Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis is a successful developer of complex build-to-suit projects. Chris has over 12 years of experience in developing greenfield build-to-suit projects for federal government tenants. As President of Curtis Investments LLC, Chris completed 25 projects in 22 markets for the FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, US Attorney’s Office, SSA and VA. Prior to founding Curtis Investments, Chris was a tax attorney at Haynes and Boone LLP responsible for business formations, tax strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Curtis received a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, a J.D., cum laude, from the SMU School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Vice President, Operations

Jose

Jose Ruiz

Mr. Ruiz serves as Compass Datacenters’ VP of Operations providing interdisciplinary leadership in support of Compass’ strategic goals. He began his Compass’ career as the company’s Director of Engineering where he was responsible for all site and sales engineering activities. Prior to joining Compass he spent three years serving in various engineering positions and was responsible for a global range of projects at Digital Realty Trust. In these positions Mr. Ruiz served as the company expert on CFD modeling and attained the designation of LEED AP, Building Design and Construction, from the U.S. Green Building Council. For his exemplary efforts Mr. Ruiz was named the company’s Sales Engineer of the Year in 2010. Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Mr. Ruiz was a pilot in the United States Navy where he was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals for leadership and outstanding performance. Mr. Ruiz is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Bio-Mechanical Engineering.