February 21, 2012
“Chris is no exception. He brings with him the technology experience required to successfully help drive CyrusOne where it is trying to go, as well as financial services expertise, insight, and business acumen that will help us grow within that vertical.”
“As I’ve said many times before, the executive talent we’ve been recruiting and on-boarding at CyrusOne during the last few months is an equally essential part of our business acceleration strategy, as is where we are taking our technology and infrastructure,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president, CyrusOne. “Chris is no exception. He brings with him the technology experience required to successfully help drive CyrusOne where it is trying to go, as well as financial services expertise, insight, and business acumen that will help us grow within that vertical.”
With nearly 20 years of executive IT experience in financial services, Opat most recently served as vice president of JP Morgan’s investment bank and mortgage bank divisions. Opat joined the executive ranks at JP Morgan as an outcome of its merger with Bear Stearns in 2008. Prior roles Opat held at Bear Stearns include managing director and chief technology officer for its mortgage business, EMC Mortgage, where he was responsible for all facets of technology infrastructure from data center through end user. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Opat served as an infrastructure engineer at Tosco Corporation.
“CyrusOne is quickly setting the standard for colocation facilities serving Fortune 1000 customers, and I am thrilled to sign on and eager to get started on helping CyrusOne to achieve the same high-quality optimization and performance from its technology investments as the company helps its customers to achieve,” said Opat.
CyrusOne specializes in enterprise data center colocation, offering the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and power-density infrastructure. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company has 24 facilities across the United States, London, and Singapore. CyrusOne is renowned for exemplary customer service. The company’s customers include 16 of the top global 100 companies and four of the top 10. For more information, visit www.cyrusone.com.