ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DC BLOX, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, dark fiber and connectivity solutions that provides essential infrastructure to power today’s digital business, today announced that the company has hired seasoned financial executive, Melih Ileri, as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy. In this newly created position, Mr. Ileri will lead DC BLOX’s efforts to secure new debt and equity investments, as well as drive financial strategies and partnerships to fuel the company’s next phase of growth. This move further demonstrates DC BLOX’s commitment to accelerating its strategic growth plan and enhancing the value of the company’s data centers, regional network and fiber assets in the Southeast.
“I was impressed with the DC BLOX team for creating a tremendous platform for growth with owned assets, land for expansion, and a community-driven approach,” Mr. Ileri said. “With a growing market of hyperscale, cloud providers and large-scale enterprises in the region, I am very excited about the exponential growth opportunity ahead of us.”
Melih Ileri brings to DC BLOX an impressive track record in executing complex financial transactions in the data center industry and building strategic partnerships on a global scale with hyperscale, cloud and content providers. Prior to joining DC BLOX, Mr. Ileri spent 10 years in corporate development at EdgeConnex where he was responsible for raising equity and debt financing, developing strategic partnerships and driving mergers and acquisitions. . During his tenure, Mr. Ileri helped EdgeConnex build and fund more than 40 data centers in 33 markets across North America, Europe, South America and Asia, deploying billions of dollars of capital in the world.
“I’m very proud of the team we’re building at DC BLOX to drive the execution of our company’s strategy. Melih’s deep financial markets experience, industry connections and global expertise are greatly desired by our Board of Directors, investors and management team to accelerate our ambitious plans in the Southeast,” said DC BLOX CEO Jeff Uphues. “Our strategy to meet the digital infrastructure needs of underserved markets in the Southeast is working well and adding top talent like Melih to execute our rapid expansion plans is an exciting step in our journey.”
The Southeast is brimming with opportunities that require investment in digital infrastructure, including data centers, network connectivity, and dark fiber. Large-scale cloud providers, enterprises, governments, universities, healthcare organizations and many more have the same need to digitally transform their organizations to stay ahead of competitors and meet growing demands. customers for new digital services. Ensuring that the required digital infrastructure is available locally is critical to the growth and prosperity of the region.
To learn more about DC BLOX, visit www.dcblox.com.
About DC BLOX
DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers and dark fiber solutions that provide essential infrastructure and connectivity to power today’s digital enterprise. DC BLOX’s private network structure and robust connectivity ecosystem provide access to integrated carriers, Internet exchange points, public cloud providers and DC BLOX data centers for Southeast businesses. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, and a future cable landing station in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, visit www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook
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