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.


CEO & PRINCIPAL

Peter Feldman

Mr. Feldman has over 20 years of experience in data center development, management, and design, with a focus on implementing energy-efficient technology. He has held CTO, President, and founding roles at several successful startups including the TelX group, a national leader in data center collocation services. Mr. Feldman has additional expertise in optical and wireless network engineering for rural broadband, IT infrastructure management, and wireless network infrastructure.

Prior to founding DataGryd, Mr. Feldman served as the technical and business development interface with United Technologies Power for their hydrogen and natural gas fuel cell technology and CCHP micro-turbines, and AMSC (formerly American Superconductor) for developing superconducting cable technology for data centers. He holds industry related patents, is an active member of several professional trade organizations, and has spoken at industry conferences including Interop New York, Green Data Center Conference & Exhibition, 7×24 Exchange, and IMN’s Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers.

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  • Mr Feldman holds a Bachelors degree from N.Y.U.
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VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

ARTHUR VALHUERDI

Mr. Valhuerdi has 22 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.

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EVP DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

ALAN LURIE

Mr. Lurie brings 27 years of experience in the design, construction, and real estate consulting field. His career has focused on providing services to the mission critical sector. Mr. Lurie is a licensed architect, and has held leadership positions in several large firms. Prior to joining DataGryd, he was a Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis, where he was responsible for overseeing national Project Management accounts and the tr-state region. He was also a Principal at Carlson, a national design/build firm that specialized in data center projects, where he ran their North Carolina office and managed the design department in Atlanta.

Mr. Lurie has been a featured speaker at the 7X24 Exchange, AIA, IFMA, BOMA, SMPS, The Rotary Club of New York, The Harvard Club, The Yale Club, St. Mary’s University, Baruch College of Business, and The University of Prince Edward Island. He has appeared in Crain’s Business Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Real Deal, Fox News, and Metro News.

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DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE

BRAY KELLY

Mr. Kelly is a Principal of DataGryd. He has 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and acted as the Managing Director of JBK Capital for the past five years. JBK Capital, or its affiliates, has acquired data center, flex-office/industrial and retail properties with institutional investors. Additionally, JBK Capital and its advisory group have advised on more than $300 million of debt restructurings and recapitalizations.

Prior to founding JBK Capital, Mr. Kelly was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank where he managed commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions totaling more than $15 billion. Before joining UBS, Mr. Kelly held positions in the commercial real estate capital markets groups at KPMG and Morgan Stanley. He holds a law degree from New York Law School and a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from Towson University. He is also a member of the New York State Bar

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CONTROLLER

Michael Harris

Mr. Harris has several years of experience with Duff & Phelps advising strategic and financial buyers on multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions with a specialization in travel technology, industrial goods and defense. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan (formerly Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.) and the Budget and Financial Planning Office of the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Mr. Harris holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also completed graduate-level studies at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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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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DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE

Mona weisburg

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 licenses in New York and Pennsylvania.  She is also a member of REBNY.

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