QTS is known for world-class data centers and innovative products that have been designed to meet the changing needs of our customers. But when you ask our customers about QTS, they don't just talk about our facilities. They talk about our people, our company culture, and the investment that QTS has made in supplying a people-powered level of attentive, consultative service unmatched in the data center industry.
There is a team-first attitude among QTS people. You see it reflected in the attention to detail we deliver in every aspect of our business. Our customers rave about the unyielding commitment of QTS people in every role of the company, in every market the company serves. They talk about the commitment to helping customers achieve goals and objectives, both in their day-to-day jobs and when actions above and beyond the normal call of duty are needed.
Toby is the Site DIrector for our Chicago facility. Toby was formerly with Zayo/Latisys where he was the Regional Manager of Engineering, having Engineering responsibility for all of Zayo’s data centers in the East region of the United States. Prior to this, he was involved with the electrical construction and expansions of data centers in the Chicago land area. Early in Toby’s career he went through a five year electrical apprenticeship program through the IBEW.
Jerry is the Critical Environment Technician Manager for our Chicago facility. Jerry formerly was with Telx where he worked as the Senior Engineer for both Telx Chicago Locations. Prior to Telx, Jerry has worked in both trading and banking data centers with Citadel and JP Morgan Chase, dealing with everything facility related. Jerry served in the United States Air Force as a Hydraulics Specialist working on the flight line training sortie missions on a daily basis in the AETC (Air Education Training Command).
Art is the Security Operations Manager for the Chicago facility. Art was formerly the Corporate Security Manager at BMO Harris Bank in charge of the Corporate Security Control Center with responsibility for 630 bank branches. Art has been working in the security field for 25 years and is a Veteran who served in the Marines from 1986 to 1990.
Michael is the DCIM Engineer for the Chicago facility. Michael was formerly with The Department of Veterans Affairs where he was a Senior General Engineer in a data center located just west of Chicago. His experience included involvement in many aspects of data center operations: planning, design, maintenance and construction. His career move to QTS ended a 10+ year career with the VA in order to expand his work experience and be part of the team to build QTS Chicago from the ground up.
Chad Williams has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since founding QTS in 2005. Under his leadership, QTS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing fully integrated data center service providers in the United States. Chad's vision of obtaining and revitalizing infrastructure rich, large, scalable properties in growing markets has become the cornerstone of our business strategy.
In his role as CEO, Chad has been directly involved helping to build all aspects of our business, from strategic investment in product and asset acquisitions to site selection, design, development and construction. He also enjoys telling the QTS solutions story and winning the confidence and trust of new and existing customers.