Data4 reinforces the Group’ s leadership to strengthen its expansion strategy in Europe.
Data4, a leading European operator and investor in the data center market, has announced the appointments of Claire Vandromme as Group CFO and Greg McCulloch as its new CDO.
In line with its growth objectives, Data4 is putting particular emphasis on people to build a strong, inclusive and competent leadership team capable of guiding and supporting its expansion in Europe.
Claire Vandromme, the new CFO of Data4 Group, has been appointed to lead the implementation of the financing policies to support the growth strategy, with extensive experience in this area. Over the last 5 years, Claire has managed 2 billion of financing ranging from mortgage loans to corporate facilities or EuroPP bonds to implement development and project financing activities.
With over 20 years of financial management in the real estate industry – most recently at Apsys, where she held the role of Deputy Chief Financial Officer for over 10 years, and first at ING Real Estate Investment Management – Claire has a recognized expertise in finance. During her career, she was a financial auditor at E&Y and before that a Chartered Accountant for the strategic consulting firm PwC.
Commenting on her new position, Claire Vandromme, Data4’s new CFO, said, “I am extremely pleased to be joining a company that has not only achieved excellent results since 2006, but also has the potential for significant economic growth in the years to come. It is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to support customers, teammates and the investment community who believe, as I do, in the development of this all-European project.”
In parallel, the appointment of Greg McCulloch as the Group’s new CDO is a strong signal of the important development goals Data4 has set for the future.
With over 25 years’ experience in Europe, Scandinavia and the US, Greg McCulloch will be responsible for leading Data4’s development projects in new and existing markets across Europe. Greg will lead the Group’s overall development strategy, identifying new property transactions and/or new M&A opportunities, to accompany the Company as it grows.
Greg McCulloch said, “I am very excited to be Data4’s new CDO. Over the years, I have held many leadership roles and have had the opportunity to work in several organizations in Europe. As CDO, I will bring this expertise to the Group. An effective strategy and a good development plan are prerequisites for achieving concrete results: devising and initiating this process will be my starting points in 2022 and pillars for the future.”
Prior to joining Data4, Greg was Director of Infrastructure at Brookfield Asset Management. During his long career, he has worked with a variety of companies. At DigiPlex, he served as Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for sales, marketing and operations, as well as managing the acquisition of a major Swedish data center. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Interxion UK, responsible for the growth and expansion of its UK operations. Earlier in his career, McCulloch held a number of sales roles with companies including Sentrum (later acquired by DRT), Global Switch and Telehouse Europe.