Cloud/Colo Investor Relations Director
Derek provides strategic road mapping for new Data Centre portfolio’s or new builds. Provides inward investment services including Data Center Country search & select for ‘right-fit’ solutions within EMEA and South East Asia locations that meet business needs, sustainable criteria and CAPEX & OPEX value advantages.
He has served over 20 years in the sector with a broad perspective; and has performed roles as Client representative, Main Contractor, Design (hi-level), Consultant / Advisor and as business developer. His experience also includes formulating client ‘build’ needs to construction direction, cost & project planning, procurement strategy; Data Centre delivery in construction/developments.
Other roles have included due diligence for funders and investors to risk assess design, marketability, budget and project team suitability and as project monitor for investment funds. Until recently Derek was responsible for Yahoo!’s Data Centre Development in EMEA and has been working with the Sunnyvale team since 2007.