About Us

Our story. Your success.

Our Story

We started vXchnge in 2013 because we wanted to reinvent colocation from the ground up. After spending so many years watching data center clients grow frustrated with trying to manage their assets and deliver services to their customers, we knew there had to be a better way.

When we started asking businesses what they needed from their colocation providers, we found out just how much transparency and location matter. They wanted to retain visibility and control over their assets in a data center environment while also staying as close as possible to their customers so they could deliver services with minimal latency.

That’s why we made a commitment to building the tools and solutions that empower organizations to make better decisions when it comes to managing their infrastructure. Those efforts ultimately led to the creation of in\site, the award-winning intelligent monitoring platform that provides our clients with unparalleled visibility and control over their colocated assets to power their digital transformation.

And with edge data centers positioned in key growth markets around the US, we’re helping our clients bring their services closer than ever to their customers. We believe that the future of colocation is at the edge, and we’re committed to building the solutions that will unleash the potential of edge computing and the Internet of Things.

We can’t wait to show you the vXchnge difference.

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Awards and Accolades

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vXchnge-Award-Logo       2018 Gold NPG IT World Award       pcsafnp_2018winner     aba18_bronze_winner

 

Core Values

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Trust & Reliability

We are dedicated to listening and responding to our customers' diverse business and infrastructure needs, allowing them to extend their brands with confidence.

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High Performance

As our customer, you can expect high levels of uptime, enabling your company to deliver your services with a competitive, reliable edge.

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High Impact

Unlike many legacy colocation companies, we understand the IT landscape is always changing, which is why we support the new high-power density technologies.

Executive Team

Meet Our Experienced Leadership Team

Keith Olsen

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Keith’s wealth of management and practical leadership experiences in the industry span more than thirty years and have played a major role in driving vXchnge’s accelerated growth. Prior to joining vXchnge, Keith served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Switch & Data, guiding the company to one of the most successful IPOs in the data center industry as well as consecutive quarterly growth in revenue and EBITDA for over six years.

Before his tenure at Switch & Data, he served as Vice President, Global Channel Management at AT&T, where he developed new markets, offers, and sales channels along with global alliances that were responsible for ten consecutive years of revenue growth.

Tom Banta

Senior Vice President, Product Management & Development

Tom brings over 30 years of technology and software development experience to product strategy and development at vXchnge. Before joining vXchnge, Tom served as Vice President of Global Operations and Vice President of Development at BMC Software. Prior to BMC, he spent several years in executive roles at ClickSafety, Harbinger Corporation, and JD Edwards. Tom holds an MBA from Emory University and a BS in Accounting from Kansas State University.

Charles Browning

Senior Vice President of Operations

Prior to taking over operations and site management at vXchnge, Charles served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Switch & Data, where he managed colocation and PAIX data centers throughout North America. His site management and operations teams were consistently recognized for their unparalleled support and expertise. Before his tenure at Switch & Data, Charles held executive telecom operations positions with UNISYS, NYNEX, and TCSI Corporation.

Ali Marashi

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer

Responsible for engineering, construction, network, and information technology, Ali brings over 20 years of experience in IT systems to vXchnge. He previously served as Vice President of IBX Ops Engineering at Equinix, where he led the design of data center architecture, critical infrastructure, and control systems. Prior to joining Equinix, Ali was the Chief Information Officer for Switch & Data and Chief Technology Officer for Internap.

George Pollock, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

George brings more than 25 years of finance experience to vXchnge, where he handles all finance and human resources functions. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Switch & Data, where he oversaw six accretive acquisitions and the company’s 2007 IPO. Before his tenure at Switch & Data, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Merchant Banking Division of Communications Equity Associates, Inc. (CEA), where he was responsible for the financial and administrative functions for a $600 million portfolio of private equity funds.

Ernest Sampera

Business Development Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

Ernie is responsible for marketing communication, product marketing, corporate communications, and business development at vXchnge. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he previously served as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Switch & Data and Vice President of Channel Marketing for AT&T business services. He also held executive marketing and development positions with IBM, UNISYS, and the American Medical Association, where he designed, developed, and deployed an open network infrastructure that positioned the AMA as a key participant in the online information industry.

Steve Weaver

Chief Sales Officer

With over 20 years of sales experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, Steve is responsible for building and managing vXchnge’s high-performing sales teams. Prior to joining vXchnge in 2019, Steve served in senior sales management roles at CompuCom, 365 Data Centers, and Global Cloud Xchange (formerly Yipes Enterprise Services). His long standing track record of building successful sales teams and driving consistent revenue growth is a testament to his experience and leadership acumen.

Customer Reviews

Avtex
Managed Service Provider
Houston Methodist
Hospital & Health Care
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Content & Digital Media
Computer Integrations Technology
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B&H
Retail
Blackbaud
SaaS
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Here are a few things our customers are saying about vXchnge's services and solutions:

five-star-rating

"St. Louis vXchnge data center is a great robust datacenter facility to host IT infrastructure. In addition their onsite service desk Engineers provide great remote hands and feet's support, very Knowledgeable team and very helpful."

Verizon

five-star-rating

"Great facilities, security controls and personnel. Huge strategic partner for our organization!"

Blank Rome

five-star-rating

"Out of all the Data Center Providers we work with, vXchnge is the best. They are frictionless. We are a software company and have been working to develop something like this and have not come close."

SAP

five-star-rating

"I can tell you that the data center we have today is nothing like it was before vXchnge took over. vXchnge has changed and improved everything. The most impressive aspect of vXchnge is the responsiveness of the Operations team. They are always here whenever we need them."

FEDEX

five-star-rating

"We currently occupy space at one of the vXchnge Data Center facilities; Both the Sales team and the onsite NOC team are extremely professional and have been an ongoing pleasure to deal with. The colocation space is clean, spacious and well-maintained."

B&H

five-star-rating

“vXchnge has been a great partner to work with. Whether needing remote hands, technical assistance or on prem help during our DR tests they have always been helpful. Any member of the team, Curtis, Aubra, Kurt or any other member of the team has been willing to help in anyway. Security and Access control gives you the sense that your data is safe.”

Rick CrowtherNorthwest Bank

five-star-rating

“Agiloft has used the Santa Clara facility for over a decade and the quality of service has always been rock solid. In addition, their prices are reasonable, access and parking is easy and security is strong. In all respects, a huge improvement over the other (higher priced) facility that we used previously.”

Colin EarlAgiloft, Inc.

five-star-rating

“We've always received top notch service from the operations staff at vXchnge. If i need remote hands support, I submit a ticket and they get on it right away and call me promptly to report that the work has been done. The other datacenter we use on the east coast is a competing brand and I'm lucky if they manage to get to my requests within a few hours, much less bother to let me know the work is done. I would definitely use vXchnge for any datacenter needs I have in the future.”

James KrolakSurescripts

five-star-rating

“Facilities are great and staff is very responsive and helpful. I can’t count how many times they have saved me a ~30 mile trip to the office and back because I forgot to pack some tool/hardware/cable/etc. Their online portal is a great tool that provides visibility to key aspects of our infrastructure and an easy way to submit tickets. I also work with some of their competitors from time to time and I have to say the biggest thing that sets them apart to me is that I don't expect the usual logistical nightmare with vXchnge as I do with most other MSPs. Highly recommended!”

Dan SolberLifetouch

Careers

As one of the fastest-growing colocation providers in the US, we know that having the right people in place is critical to our value, services, and continued success. Our goal is to recruit dedicated, high-energy individuals who are passionate about their performance and have a desire to grow and make a difference through their contributions.

We're always looking for the right talent in the following areas:

Sales

Marketing

Data Center Operations

Project Management

Benefits

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Medical

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Dental

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Vision

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401K

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Life & Disability Insurance

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Paid Time Off

vXchnge provides generous health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer a 401k match, company-paid life and disability, and other options to meet your lifestyle needs. Our Paid Time Off program is an all-purpose plan for you to use at your discretion for vacation, personal, and sick time. Employees are encouraged to use available PTO for rest, relaxation, and personal pursuits.

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