Mishra has also been appointed to the company’s board of directors, in which he will lead all functions of Xand’s business including strategy, acquisitions, technology, operations, sales and finance.
He will also look to continue Xand’s momentum in the marketplace following the company’s pair of acquisitions and record revenue growth in 2012, as well as the significant data center and business continuity workspace expansion projects at Xand’s six data centers across four states.
“Xand is excited to have landed such an outstanding executive with Yatish’s proven industry track record to lead the company’s continued growth and strategic vision moving forward,” said Brian St. Jean, partner at ABRY Partners. “His deep understanding of the data center, managed services and cloud computing sectors will strengthen Xand’s ability to maintain their leadership position in the Northeast region.”
Since joining Xand, Mishra has overseen large revenue growth, many new construction projects, as well as the successful integration of three companies into one data center platform.
Mishra has over 26 years of senior IT and executive leadership experience with an extensive background in the data center industry.
Earlier in his career, he served as co-founder, president and CEO of RagingWire Data Centers in a role where he led the company from inception to record growth in revenue and profitability.
Prior to that, he was the corporate VP of IT Information at semiconductor provider Photronics in a role where he oversaw all global IT infrastructure and applications.
Mishra was a finalist in both 2007 and 2010 for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program and he currently holds many United States and European patents in the field of IT systems automation and data center power design.
Last month, Xand announced it will add more than 35,000 square feet to its Marlborough, MA and Hawthorne, NY data centers in response to demand for its disaster recovery services after Hurricane Sandy.
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