As the founding CEO, Geoff Hampson has played a strategic role in helping CoreLink achieve its business objectives over the past several years," said Picasso. "It is a small group of people who can take a company from concept to market leadership like Geoff has at CoreLink."
Picasso is the former president and CEO of IHS Inc., a $965 million leading global provider of critical technical information, related decision-support tools and strategic and operational services in more than 100 countries. From 2002 to 2006, Picasso led IHS through a successful initial public offering and its first year as a public company while accelerating the company's profitable top-line growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. He is currently chairman of the board at Movea SA, a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, embeddable firmware, and IP for the consumer electronics industry.
"CoreLink's excellent value proposition, strong management team, solid financing, and track record of growth across its five data centers make it well-positioned for continued success in the industry," continued Picasso. "I look forward to working with CoreLink's board of directors and leadership team to build on its success in the colocation industry."
Prior to IHS, Picasso was chief operating officer of Digital Island Inc., an Internet service provider. He was instrumental in the successful transitioning and merging of Digital Island with Cable & Wireless and Exodus. Picasso was senior vice president Worldwide Professional Services Business Unit with AT&T Global Information Solutions/NCR, president and CEO for AT&T Istel, based in Paris, France. Picasso held several senior executive positions with Matra Group (now EADS), Control Data Corporations, Prime Computer, Inc. and other corporations in Europe. He earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Sciences in Montpellier, France.
"We are excited about the addition of Charles Picasso to our board of directors," said Gillis Cashman, general partner at M/C Venture Partners. "The colocation business continues to see strong growth, and as the economy recovers, the convergence of delayed enterprise build outs, long construction lead times and tight IT budgets will lead to even more demand for outsourced capacity. Charles' breadth of experience and industry know-how makes him the ideal individual to help drive CoreLink's future growth at this key juncture in the colocation industry."
CoreLink offers all sized businesses, from large multi-national enterprises to small and medium sized businesses, the flexible colocation solutions and expert service they need to maintain their critical IT infrastructure. With data centers in Chicago, Seattle, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, CoreLink operates a national network of top-tier colocation facilities.
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About M/C Venture Partners M/C Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the communications, media, and information technology sectors. The firm has invested over $1.5 billion into nearly 100 companies in those sectors. Companies M/C has backed include Attenda, Corelink, Fusepoint, ICG Communications, Legendary Pictures, Lightower, MetroPCS, NuVox, Open Mobile, Public Mobile, Seven Networks and Zayo Group. The firm has strong institutional backing from the nation's leading pension funds and endowments as well as a long track record of success. M/C Venture Partners has offices in Boston, San Francisco and London. For more information, visit http://www.mcventurepartners.com.
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