Chris Crosby

Co-Founder & CEO
Compass Datacenters

Chris Crosby is a recognized visionary and leader in the datacenter space and the founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters. Chris has over 20 years of technology experience and over 15 years of real estate and investment experience. Previously, Chris served as a Senior Vice President and founding member of Digital Realty Trust. During his tenure at Digital Realty, he held senior roles with global responsibilities for sales, marketing, design, construction, technical operations and customer service, as well as establishing the company's operating presence in Asia and Europe. Prior to the initial public offering of Digital Realty, Chris was founder and managing director of Proferian, an operating partner for the GI Partners portfolio, which was rolled into the IPO for Digital Realty Trust. Prior to Proferian, Chris served as a consultant for CRG West, now Coresite. For the first ten years of his career, Chris was active in international and domestic sales, sales management and product development at Nortel Networks, a major supplier of products and services that support the Internet and other public and private data, voice and multimedia communications networks. Mr. Crosby received a B.S. degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Chris is also an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).