Data center industry veteran David Schirmacher has joined Digital Realty Trust as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, the company said today. Schirmacher will be responsible for technical operations, uptime and reliability of Digital Realty's global portfolio of data center properties, and will report to Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management Dave Caron
Schirmacher, who will be based in the metro New York region, joins Digital Realty from DCIM software specialist FieldView Solutions, where he was a principal and the Chief Strategy Officer. Schirmacher was previously Vice President, Global Head of Engineering and Critical Systems at Goldman Sachs. During his 12 years at Goldman Sachs, Schirmacher was focused on developing data center strategy and IT infrastructure for the company's headquarters, trading floor, branch offices and data center facilities around the world.
Considered a thought leader within the data center industry, Schirmacher has held a leadership position at 7x24 Exchange International and spoken widely at industry conferences.
"David is a highly respected voice in the data center industry, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Digital Realty team as head of our global technical operations," said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty (DLR). "Many people know him from his tenure at Goldman Sachs, where he led its data center strategy during a time of both tremendous growth for the company as well as significant changes in technology. He is a great addition to our organization and will play a critical role supporting our customers around the world."
"As we continue to expand our global platform, we remain committed to maintaining our culture of operating excellence for our customers," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty. "David shares this commitment to excellence and we are very pleased to welcome him and the wealth of experience and expertise he brings to our organization."