Jonathan Heiliger, who recently left his post as Vice President, Technical Operations of Facebook, has joined DuPont Fabros' (DFT) Board of Directors.
From 2007 to 2011, Heiliger oversaw global infrastructure, site architecture and internal systems for Facebook, as the number of Facebook users grew from 35 million to over 800 million and its staff expanded from 300 to 2,500 people.
"We have known Jonathan for quite some time through DFT's long relationship with Facebook," said Lammot du Pont, Chairman of DFT's Board of Directors. "We believe that Jonathan's expertise in architecting and operating cutting edge datacenters will be invaluable as we continue to design, develop and operate first-class data center facilities that meet the needs of our customers."
"I've been involved with building and scaling advanced infrastructure systems for some time and I have a deep appreciation for the value that DFT provides to its customers," said Heiliger. "I look forward to collaborating with the Board and the company's management team to continue developing innovative solutions for DFT's customers."
Heiliger has also served in executive positions with Walmart.com and a number of venture capital and early-stage technology companies. Previously, Heiliger was a co-founder and chief technology officer of GlobalCenter and vice president of technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world's first independent global fiber optic network. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Jive Software, Inc. and Webmonsters, Inc.
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