The DataGryd team has more than 100 years of combined experience, including owning and operating data centers, acquiring real estate for institutional investors, and overseeing telecommunications network construction and engineering projects. Each member of the team has held upper management roles at major companies within related industries and enjoys applying their knowledge at DataGryd.


Chief Executive Officer

 

Tom Brown

Tom Brown is DataGryd’s President and CEO, responsible for planning and implementing the company’s strategy, and managing the overall revenue growth of the company. Mr. Brown joined DataGryd in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in start-up, turnaround and high-growth operations. He has a proven track record of success in strategic and tactical market development, creation of brand awareness and customer relationship management. Prior to joining DataGryd, Mr. Brown led the content, cable, and data center verticals within Windstream’s Wholesale Business Unit. From 1999 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., where he was an integral part in the sale of the company to the Zayo Group. Mr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst


SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

ARTHUR VALHUERDI

Mr. Valhuerdi has over 25 years of management experience in the telecommunications and data center fields. He served as Vice President of Engineering for Zayo Colocation, Vice President of Infrastructure for FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., and previously held various engineering and construction management positions within Bell Atlantic.

Mr. Valhuerdi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, an M.S. in Information Systems from Polytechnic Institute of New York University as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He also holds a Project Management Professional certification and is EIT certified.


DIRECTOR OF
REAL ESTATE

 
 

MONA WEISBERG

Mona Weisberg established her real estate career, partnering to launch the Philadelphia tri-state area’s first and most successful on-going Retail Tenant Representation firm, Solomon Associates.  Ms. Weisberg became Director of Client Relations/Real Estate for Eureka Broadband Corporation.  She originated and maintained relationships with national and regional commercial real estate owners representing over 100 landlords, 200 million square feet/3000 commercial office buildings in five markets; then as Director of Real Estate she compiled a portfolio of over 750 buildings in the Northeast.

Currently, Ms. Weisberg is with Colliers International in NYC as Director where she is actively working on the business development to lease DataGryd’s data center housed in 60 Hudson to both traditional telecommunications companies as well as Enterprise companies. Ms. Weisberg holds a B.A. from Drew University and real estate license in New York.  She is also a member of REBNY.


VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Sander Gjokaj

Mr. Gjokaj brings more than 25 years of progressive design, construction and maintenance of mission critical infrastructure and facilities. Sander has spent 20 years as a Principal, Senior Manager and Vice President in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, communications, media and entertainment. Sander’s previous employers include Home Box Office (HBO) Inc., a New York-based media and entertainment company where he served as Global Vice President of Facilities Operations & Engineering. He also served as Senior Manager of CORE Engineering for XO Communications, a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and was a Principal at PowerTech Electrical & Engineering Corp., a full service electrical and engineering firm. Sander studied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Pace University and holds certifications and licenses with the FCC and NYSBEC.


CONTROLLER

ASIM HAMID

Mr. Hamid has 23 years of combined experience in Accounting and Taxation. Previously he was partner and controller at Mobile Hype for two years. Before joining Mobile Hype he worked as a Manager of Financial Reporting at AIG for three years. From 2006 to 2009 he also served as Controller for the Fibernet Telecom Group where his team oversaw the eventual sale of the company in September of 2009.

Mr. Hamid holds an M.S degree in Accounting from Baruch College, the  City University of New York. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

jon deluca

Mr. DeLuca serves as senior management advisor to DataGryd and its board. Previously Mr. DeLuca has served as President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FTGX) from 2005 to 2009 as well as FiberNet’s Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO from 1999 to 2004. FiberNet owned and operated metro optical networks, colocation facilities and data centers. They provided integrated communications services to domestic and global carriers, Internet companies and other network-intensive businesses.

Mr. DeLuca led the sale of FiberNet to a strategic buyer in September 2009. Since then, he has provided strategic consulting and financial advisory services to other telecommunications and technology companies. Prior to joining FiberNet, Mr. DeLuca worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. DeLuca holds a B.A. from Trinity College.


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Press Release: DataGryd Names Thomas Brown as President and CEO

DataGryd,  a  leader  in  data  center  development  and  operations  in Manhattan, announces the appointment of Thomas Brown as President and Chief Executive officer.  In this role, Mr. Brown will lead the development and execution of DataGryd’s short and long-term strategies for financial growth, as well as oversee the company’s operations and management.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: DATAGRYD TO SPEAK AT IMN’S 8TH ANNUAL FALL FORUM ON DATA CENTERS & CLOUD SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE (MIDWEST)

DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations in Manhattan, announces today that its CEO and Principal, Peter Feldman, will speak at IMN’s 8th Annual Fall Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (Midwest) in Chicago.

 August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017

Press Release: DataGryd to Sponsor and Speak at the Coolest Data Center Jam of the Year

DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations in Manhattan, announces today that its CEO and Principal, Peter Feldman, will speak at the Third Annual Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC) in Austin’s Silicon Hills.  Known as the “anti-conference” of the industry, DCAC is poised to shake up the data center ecosystem with hot content and networking opportunities.

 June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

Data Center Post: Peter Feldman, CEO and Principal of DataGryd, Discusses What Makes 60 Hudson Different, the Impact of the Cloud and His Belief in a Certain Mythical Creature 

On the eve of IMN’s 7th Annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), where DataGryd’s Peter Feldman will appear on the Cloud Service Provider CEO Panel, Data Center POST interviewed the company’s CEO and principal to discuss what sets DataGryd apart from other colocation facilities in the New York metro area, the needs of Cloud providers, and his abiding belief in unicorns.


 June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

Data Center Frontier: Greater New York Market Sees New Players, Pockets of Strength

In recent years, the Greater New York data center market has faced several strong headwinds, including the financial crisis and its chilling effect on spending, fallout from flood-related outages during Superstorm Sunday, and a tough competitive environment for the region’s wholesale providers.


 May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017

Converge! Video Digest: @DataGryd, Largest Independent NYC Data Center at #ITW2017

At ITW 2017, DataGryd CEO and Principal Peter Feldman discusses the most strategic international data network hub and largest single footprint


 February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

Data Center Post:As New York City’s Tech Sector Expands, DataGryd’s Data Center Keeps Pace

In a recent article that appeared in Crain’s New York Business, journalist Matthew Flamm explored the current growth surge throughout the Big Apple’s technology sector. Citing nearly a dozen organizations, from up-and-coming and innovative e-commerce and advertising technology companies, to venture capital investment database and tech-focused boutique legal firms, Flamm is especially bullish on technology across the New York metro area.


 January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Press Release: DataGryd Completes Infrastructure Upgrades at Its 60 Hudson Data Center

DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations in Manhattan, today announces the completion of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility, offering built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants.


     MARCH 2, 2015

 

MARCH 2, 2015

Press Release:DATAGRYD INTRODUCES ITS WHOLESALE MEGASUITE

DataGryd is pleased to announce the launch of its MegaSuite high-power data center in cost effective megawatt configurations, featuring greater operative space, utility grade infrastructure and smarter energy. The MegaSuite is now available to provision your NYC data center requirement.

 

  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014    

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

 

Crain's New York Business: MONEY FLOWS INTO THE CITY'S DATA CENTERS

DataGryd has spent $100 million converting four floors of 60 Hudson St., a famed telecommunications carrier and transatlantic cable hub, into a cutting-edge data-center space. The company has leased out one floor and will begin a marketing push for the rest of the space with an event Sept. 18.

 

  September 26,   2014

September 26, 2014

Datacenter Dynamics: TELX TAKES DATAGRYD DATA CENTER SPACE AT 60 HUDSON

Data center colocation services provider Telx has added about 70,000 sq ft of space to its data center at 60 Hudson – a major New York City carrier hotel – increasing its capacity in the building by about 70%.

 
 

Conferences Attending

 

PTC’18
Honolulu, HI
January 21-24, 2018
https://www.ptc.org/ptc18/