AJ Byers

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Chief Development Officer


Compass’ Chief Development Officer, AJ Byers, has over 20 years of experience in the data center industry with a focus on leading companies into prominence. AJ was previously the President and CEO of ROOT Data Centers, the fastest growing wholesale data center provider in Canada, and President of Rogers Data Centers, where he led the development of one of Canada’s largest data center service companies. Before Rogers, AJ held the position of Executive VP of Primus, guiding its transition from a legacy telecom provider to a full solution technology services organization. Prior to Primus, AJ was the Chief Operating Officer of Magma Communications, where he was instrumental in building one of Canada’s first data centers.


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