DSA Encore Names New President, Taps Data Center Industry Veterans for Key Posts

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DSA Encore, a leading provider of end-to-end data center solutions, names Mark Schneider as the firm’s new president. Additionally, Jack Leadbeater is named new Vice President, Business Development, and Michael Blanchard is tapped as Construction Manager.

The talent, skills and experience these men bring to DSA Encore firmly establish our position as a premier provider of leading-edge data center solutions.

In response to steady growth among its data center industry clientele and a booming demand for data center design-build services, DSA Encore is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Schneider to President, along with the addition of two new members to the DSA Encore team: Jack Leadbeater—Vice President, Business Development, and Michael Blanchard—Construction Manager.

Mark assumes the role of President, having served as DSA Encore’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Client Services since 2010. During his nearly 20-year affiliation with the DSA Encore family of companies, Mark has helped transform the firm into a highly respected data center solutions provider serving some of the world’s largest corporations.

As President, Mark will harness 30+ years of leadership experience and 18 years in the power quality and critical infrastructure industry. He’ll leverage his experience as Principal and Managing Director of EYP Mission Critical Facilities' CFA group, where he was responsible for business development and day-to-day operations of global data center commissioning and operations. In addition, he’ll draw from a strong entrepreneurial background—as co-founder of Harmonics Limited, HorizonLine Technologies and Equipment Pipeline—to provide vision, leadership, and maintain DSA Encore’s edge in the rapidly changing data center marketplace.

Mark reports directly to Steve Friedman, CEO and Managing Director of DSA Encore.

As the new Vice President of Business Development, Jack Leadbeater also brings 30+ years’ experience to DSA Encore. Prior to his appointment, Jack served as an independent adviser to technology sector start-ups in the arenas of internet- and web-based solutions, technology services, data center technologies, customer relationship management (CRM) and capital management.

In addition to his entrepreneurial success, Jack’s corporate management experience runs deep. From 1993 to 2000, he served as Chairman and CEO of Osage Systems Group, a U.S.-based publicly traded network infrastructure and computer solutions company. He also served as Chairman and CEO of DCS Systems, a leading technology and services solution provider to the oil and gas industry in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jack has also held management-level positions at IBM, XEROX and Basic 4.

In his new position, Jack is responsible for nurturing new business opportunities industrywide for DSA Encore. He reports directly to company president Mark Schneider.

As Construction Manager, Michael Blanchard will work closely with DSA Encore’s Sales and Engineering teams to develop customized data center solutions, estimate construction projects and facilitate client requirements with the on-site construction team. Having served as a Construction Project Manager since 2000 for The Bick Group, a data center design-build firm, Mike joins DSA Encore well-grounded in the principles of mission critical project management, including change order management, RFI tracking, software-based scheduling, and Method of Procedure (MOP) development.

In addition to his professional experience, Mike draws practical insights from his prior data center work with Savvis Communications, Provena Health, Charter Communications, Verizon Wireless, International Logistics Corp and SunGard. A former drill instructor at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and former military policeman in Thailand and Viet Nam, Mike received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in January, 1969.

As Construction Manager, Mike reports directly to Terry Algier, Vice President, Construction Services at DSA Encore.

“I’m thrilled to announce Mark’s promotion to President, and together Mark and I are thrilled to welcome Jack and Mike to DSA Encore,” says Steve Friedman, CEO and Managing Director of DSA Encore. “The talent, skills and experience these men bring to DSA Encore firmly establish our position as a premier provider of leading-edge data center solutions.”

Businesses searching for reliable data center solutions from DSA Encore can visit http://www.dsaencore.com or call Mark Schneider, President of DSA Encore, at (800) 755-6492.

DSA Encore, headquartered in Brookfield, CT, is the nation’s leading provider of independent end-to-end data center solutions. Empowered by a totally client-centric, absolutely ‘vendor-neutral’ customer service philosophy, DSA Encore designs, builds, equips, maintains and restores data centers to fit any client requirement.

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