Fathers is currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit at VMware and has over 16 years of industry experience building partnerships across service provider, independent software vendor (ISV), and system integrator (SI) communities. In his new role on Telx’s Board of Directors, Fathers will advise Telx across a variety of functional areas including sales, marketing, product development and operations.
“Bill has the background, skills, and industry knowledge to play a valuable strategic role on the Telx Board of Directors as we continue to grow,” said Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer. “His deep understanding of our business will help continue driving Telx’s success as a premier data center solution provider that fuels infrastructure, interconnection and business progress for our customers.”
“Telx is a dynamic company that has seen a great deal of growth over the past few years,” Fathers said. “I look forward to being part of the team that is helping steer Telx’s evolution from interconnection services to include business critical technology and support.”
Prior to joining VMware in March 2013, Fathers served as President of Savvis Inc., a cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services company, where he helped drive the company’s growth strategy and maintained a strong focus on innovation. Fathers previously served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing at Savvis, overseeing the company’s global strategic business direction, sales execution, product development, and go-to-market initiatives.
Fathers worked for Thomson Reuters prior to Savvis where he spent ten years helping build businesses in a number of international markets throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He also worked for PA Consulting Group in Europe. A former officer in the British Army, Father's holds a master's degree in engineering from Cambridge University.
Telx is a new kind of data center solution provider fueling infrastructure, interconnection and business progress. With industry-leading 100% uptime and 100% on-time service delivery SLAs, Telx helps companies build more agile businesses faster with reduced infrastructure complexity and broader reach to new markets. A privately held company headquartered in New York with west coast operations out of San Francisco, Telx serves a broad range of industries types from 20 data centers located across 13 US markets: the New York/New Jersey metro area, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. Telx manages 1.3 million square feet of data center space and more than 48,000 network connections, enabling the interconnection of more than 10 million square feet of data center space globally.