Digital Crossroad Adds Chief Strategy Officer

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John Greenwood brings over 20 years of experience in IT, cloud computing, and data center industries. 

HAMMOND, IN – 12/2/2020 – Officials with the newly-opened Digital Crossroad (DX) data center located near Chicago in Hammond, IN have recently named John Greenwood as Chief Strategy Officer. 

In his new role, Greenwood will be ensuring customers are provided with the flexibility and performance they need to be successful, while also developing and implementing strategic initiatives that drive growth for the company.

Greenwood is an experienced executive with a long history in the information technology and services industry. He has strong business development skills with a BA from Marquette University, a MBA focused in Finance from the University of Dallas, and a Masters in Telecommunications from SMU in Dallas. His specialties include data center management, cloud computing, cybersecurity, corporate development, and Internet-of-Things (IoT). 

In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Sales for Aligned Energy, Greenwood provided sales team leadership, developed sales and marketing strategies, lead strategic partnerships and alliances, and ensured his team had the necessary resources for a successful sales process.

“We’re thrilled to add John to our team. He brings a lot of diverse technical and business experience to DX and we’re very excited to present those skills as a valuable resource for our customers,” said Thomas P. Dakich, managing member.

The first phase of the Digital Crossroad campus, DX-1, is fully operational and comprises a 105,000-square-foot, 20 MegaWatt (MW) data center on 15 acres with dedicated dark fiber access to hundreds of telecommunication carriers and cloud on-ramps. The campus is an adaptive reuse development of the former State Line Generating Plant and will eventually support more than 1.7 million square feet and 100MW of data center capacity. In addition, the campus will feature a tech incubator located in the Archway building, which served as office space for Thomas Edison, and a smart greenhouse, which is being developed in partnership with Purdue University Northwest to recycle waste heat from the data center. 

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