Data center REIT Digital Realty Trust (DLR) said yesterday that Christopher Crosby will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, a newly created position that will focus on growth opportunities for the company. Crosby will report directly to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer William Stein.
“In his new role, Chris will be able to concentrate his efforts on growth opportunities by pursuing new markets, identifying new products, partnerships, joint ventures and alliances that will result in strong returns for Digital Realty Trust on behalf of it shareholders,” said Stein.
“The establishment of this new Corporate Development position underscores our commitment to growth by focusing dedicated resources in this area,” said Michael Foust, Chief Executive Officer for Digital Realty Trust. “We are very pleased to fill this position with an existing member of our senior leadership team and believe that Chris is ideally suited for this role.”
Digital Realty also announced that Mike Manos, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, will report to Foust and retain oversight of the Company’s Design and Construction and Technical Operations and Engineering teams, as well as the recently announced POD Architecture Services program. In addition, Vice President of Global Sales Brent Behrman will also report to Foust and lead the company’s Sales and Leasing and Sales Engineering teams. Crosby will also continue to oversee our marketing efforts in his new role.