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Data Center People: Geoghegan Rejoins Digital Realty

In executive moves, Digital Realty Appoints Bernard Geoghegan Managing Director for EMEA, and NYI named Mark Ward Director of Business Development. Plus hiring news from Virtus Data Centres, Milldam Public Relations and FalconStor.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for April 22nd:

Digital Realty Appoints Bernard Geoghegan Managing Director, EMEA - Bernard Geoghegan has rejoined Digital Realty Trust as managing director, EMEA. Geoghegan will be responsible for overseeing all Digital Realty's operations in EMEA, which currently comprises of approximately 2.1 million rentable square feet. Geoghegan returns to Digital Realty from Colt, where he was executive vice president of the Data Centre Services division and was instrumental in developing its modular data centre offering. Prior to joining Colt, Geoghegan served as senior vice president of International Operations at Digital Realty from 2008 through 2010 after joining the Company in 2006 as vice president, Europe.

Milldam Public Relations Appoints Adam Fairbanks - MilldamPR announced today that Adam Fairbanks has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, managing business development and client relations. In his role, Fairbanks will assist clients with nuanced messaging of technical products and services to media, end-users and product stakeholders, and will work with MilldamPR’s Director of Content on white papers and case studies. Fairbanks will also oversee MilldamPR’s continued expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

NYI Names Mark Ward Director of Business Development - NYI, a specialty provider of colocation, dedicated servers, managed services and enterprise Cloud, has appointed Mark Ward Director of Business Development. Ward, a UK native, brings 9+ years of experience to the position as well as a global customer portfolio. Prior to NYI, Ward was Business Development Manager at Tata Communications. He has also been Business Development Manager at PacketExchange, a leading provider of private network services with Internet economics, and The Filter, a world-class recommendation platform with more than 100 million unique users, funded by Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures.

Virtus Data Centres Appoints New CEO - Virtus Data Centres has appointed Neil Cresswell as its Chief Executive Officer. Neil joins Virtus from Savvis (a leading global supplier of cloud and datacentre services) where he spent 6 years, latterly as Managing Director of the EMEA Region. Neil has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector building successful, high growth, profitable businesses with a reputation for quality, innovation and customer service. He has worked across the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S for companies such as Savvis, Attenda, BNP Paribas, IBM and Fiserv.

FalconStor Names Robert Zecha Chief Product Officer - FalconStor Software (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced that Robert Zecha has joined the company as executive vice president and chief product officer, a newly formed strategic position. In this role, Zecha will be responsible for all aspects of product development, product management, quality assurance and program management.