Novak joins Switch from CBRE to Lead Strategic Business Development, Client Engagement and Hyperscale Cloud Design
LAS VEGAS – Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the global technology infrastructure corporation that develops hyperscale data center ecosystems for enterprise colocation, differentiated multi-cloud, and industry-leading telecommunications solutions, today announced that Shawn Novak has been hired as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions for Switch. Novak joins Switch as part of its greater initiative to build a new strategic sales team of senior data center sales specialists to drive the growth of large enterprise clients across Switch’s national PRIME campus footprint.
Prior to joining Switch, Novak served as First Vice President within CBRE’s Data Center Solutions team. In that role, he was responsible for leading complex consulting engagements for organizations requiring mission critical data center strategies and solutions. Additionally, Novak was Principal Consultant for the Uptime Institute leading data center strategies across the globe. Utilizing the combined knowledge of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, he was able to bridge the gap between facilities and IT management, driving major decisions for large corporations on the future of their data center and IT strategies.
“Shawn Novak is a respected and widely recognized data center expert and hyperscale leader,” said Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy. “As Switch continues to innovate and grow its industry-leading data center infrastructure solutions, he will be key in helping our valued customers and partners define their hyperscale needs and multi-cloud requirements. Shawn’s role will allow him to be one of our leading digital strategists, and most of all, a hyperscale and cloud solutions innovator.”
As an expert in cloud, colocation, and hyperscale data center architecture, Novak provides valuable insights that help clients plan and execute upon their strategic digital roadmap. He develops Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) models that analyze the costs associated with moving to colocation, hosting cloud environments, building new facilities, and upgrading existing facilities.
“I’m excited to join Switch because my experience in the industry has consistently proved-out Switch’s unique value proposition in the data center and hyperscale space,” said Novak. “Most of all, I’m looking forward to working with Rob Roy and the Switch team, because it’s clear to me that they’ve taken data center design to an entirely new level and continue to help our industry create a more sustainable and scalable digital future.”
Novak brings his vast experience as a data center strategist, expertise in complex ecosystem design, work with mission critical facilities, and a deep understanding of the hyperscale data center industry to Switch’s executive team.
Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the Internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solutions.
The Switch PRIMES®, located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia (opening in Q4 2019) are the world’s most powerful hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets.