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Press Release -- May 7th, 2024
Source: lightedge

LightEdge Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer Jeff Dorr

DES MOINES, Iowa — May 7, 2024 — LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation for nearly three decades, announces the appointment of Jeff Dorr as Chief Financial Officer and the newest member of its expanding executive team. With more than 18 years of experience in the finance, data center, and investment banking industries, Dorr will lead the company’s financial strategy during the next phase of its growth.

Dorr was formerly CFO of EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure, a U.S.-based provider of highly scalable, cloud-connected data center solutions, and served for seven years as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Operations at CoreSite, a major hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT). Dorr started his career as an investment banking analyst for Wachovia Securities and is highly skilled in financial modeling, analysis and reporting as well as mergers, acquisitions, and capital investment.

“We are very pleased to have a Chief Financial Officer of Jeff’s caliber join us as we continue to expand our product portfolio, grow our leadership team, and add data center locations,” said LightEdge CEO Jim Masterson. “We’re at a pivotal point in our journey having just acquired Connectria, one of the world’s largest cloud hosting and managed services providers.”

The Connectria acquisition, completed April 23, brings LightEdge’s footprint to 18 data centers across 11 U.S. markets. With the acquisition— the fourth since GI Partners’ LightEdge investment in 2021 — the combined company becomes one of the only secure and compliant infrastructure providers in the country offering both hybrid colocation and tailored multi-cloud solutions. Dorr’s appointment comes shortly after two additional executive hires: LightEdge Chief Marketing Officer Matt Biegacki and Chief Operating Officer Rob Carter.

“Dorr’s appointment is the latest example of our focus on providing the best and most comprehensive services to meet our client’s increasingly complex needs in data center and cloud infrastructure,” said Masterson. “We’ve always believed that excellent customer service comes from excellent team members, so we invest a lot of time in ensuring we have the best team. Jeff’s exceptional background in strategic financial growth will be critical as we continue to consider new opportunities to further enrich our services.”

Dorr said he is thrilled to join LightEdge, particularly at this exciting stage in the company’s journey. “I have long been aware of LightEdge’s reputation as a respected industry leader and innovator, and I’m honored to join such a forward-thinking team.”

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