eStruxture Data Centers Names James Beer as SVP of Operations and Nicolas Vanasse as SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
May 09, 2018
MONTREAL, QC – eStruxture, a provider of network and cloud-neutral data center solutions across Canada, announces today the addition of James Beer as SVP of Operations and Nicolas Vanasse as SVP, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary. Through their new roles, James and Nicolas will help the company expand its leadership position as a national provider of hyperscale data center solutions across Canada.
“Since its inception in 2017, eStruxture has been continually expanding, first in Montreal and now in Vancouver,” says Todd Coleman, President & CEO of eStruxture. “As a result, we felt it was time to add two highly qualified individuals to our team. As SVP of Operations, James will help us ensure best-in-class technical support for our customers’ mission-critical, data-intensive IT needs. Similarly, Nic, as Chief Legal Officer, will provide vital legal expertise for our future growth across Canada. Both appointments underscore our commitment to serving as trusted advisors in the Canadian data center market.”
As the new SVP of Operations, James Beer brings over 20 years of experience in customer service, mission-critical operations, data center design and build, managed services, security and compliance. In addition to data center and security leadership roles at Q9 and Bell Canada, he previously worked as VP of Services at Scalar Decisions where he oversaw the delivery of complex IT infrastructure, security and cloud solutions for the company’s customers.
With 17 years of business and legal experience, Nicolas Vanasse also brings keen acumen regarding commercial and corporate transactions to eStruxture. Previously, he was Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Lumenpulse Inc., a manufacturer of specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial environments. Nicolas has in-depth knowledge of financing and M&A transactions, which eStruxture has been consistently pursuing over the past year.
Earlier this year, eStruxture acquired Kolotek from Gaz Metro Plus in a move that gave the company its third facility in Montreal. In April, eStruxture reached a major milestone with its acquisition of Backbone Datavault, a Vancouver-based colocation provider. Because of the deal, the company can now support the growth of enterprises in both Western and Eastern Canada. eStruxture’s rapid expansion across Canada has been facilitated by the $180 million in committed capital it obtained in January 2018 from lead investors Canderel, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fengate Real Asset Investments.
To learn more about eStruxture, visit the company’s website at www.estruxture.com.
eStruxture provides network and cloud-neutral data center solutions designed with the capacity, performance, and flexibility to run modern, demanding enterprise applications, and the control to rapidly scale in response to unpredictable changes in business processes. Headquartered in Montréal, the company provides access to an ecosystem of over 900 customers that trust and depend on eStruxture’s mission-critical infrastructure and customer-centric support, including carriers, cloud providers, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. eStruxture offers colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth, and security and support services to customers of all sizes. For more information, go to www.estruxture.com.
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