Leadership

Welcome to the Leadership Page of DC Deployed, where we proudly present our seasoned team of data center industry veterans. Each member of our leadership team brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a unique perspective to the table, ensuring that DC Deployed remains at the forefront of innovation and excellence in the data center sector.

Here, you can explore the diverse backgrounds, accomplishments, and contributions of our leadership team, each of whom plays a pivotal role in shaping the vision, strategy, and success of our clients. From driving technological advancements to fostering strategic partnerships, our team is committed to delivering unparalleled service and solutions in the data center industry.
At DC Deployed, we believe in the power of partnership, dedication, and continuous learning, values that are deeply embedded in the character of our leadership team. We invite you to learn more about the individuals who embody our commitment to excellence and who work diligently to ensure the success of DC Deployed’s valued clients.

Board Members

Steve May

Board of Directors

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Steve has devoted the majority of his career to focusing on technology solutions that help businesses excel. His industry strength and business success stem from multi-faceted, cross-functional experience, which includes positions as Managing Principal, …
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Business Development Manager, VP of Operations, Vice President of Sales, Consultant, and Auditor.

Steve joined Salesforce.com in 2006 and, for 15 years, managed diverse industry sector deployments of SaaS solutions. A pioneer in driving cloud-based solutions into mainstream corporate processes, he has contributed to increased productivity and profit margins. Steve has assisted several companies with their early adoption of emerging technologies. His depth of experience emanates from working with culturally varied and technologically savvy companies, including Walmart, Groupon, Asana, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, and Salesforce.com. Steve collaborated with Asana in the development of the software platform that supports millions of teams worldwide.

Steve currently serves as the Principal Owner of Sidewalk Solutions, which provides consulting and implementation services around the deployment of Salesforce.com’s Revenue Cloud and Sales Cloud applications. BA in Accounting, UC Santa Barbara.

Thomas Roman P.E.

Board of Directors

Thomas M. Roman, an industry veteran with 24 years of experience in digital marketing, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA. His professional journey includes a four-year tenure at the Iacocca Institute, gaining invaluable mentorship…
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from Lee Iacocca. Tom’s experience extends to corporate roles, where he honed his ability to articulate technical details effectively to drive consultative insights benefiting end users. At DC Deployed, Tom’s understanding of data center cooling dynamics and his knack for envisioning advanced mechanical systems design have become pivotal in shaping the firm’s professional services.

Tom’s vast expertise and strategic approach fuel his leadership in overseeing the corporate vision and marketing efforts at DC Deployed. Tasked with driving SEO strategy, initiating project management automation, and orchestrating outbound reach, Tom infuses his engineering insight into these roles to create systems solutions. This unique perspective empowers him to blend technical efficiency with customer support strategies, creating compelling processes that resonate with the data center audience. Tom’s innovative blend of skills has made him an integral figure in DC Deployed’s mission to seamlessly navigate data center site selection through the commissioning process. His influence permeates beyond his designated role, charting the course for DC Deployed’s dedication to cultivating efficient, futuristic data centers capable of handling the rigorous demands of today’s digital landscape.

Advisory Board

Gerald Da Silva P.E.

Advisory Board Member

Results-driven Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry. Project management experience includes moves and reconfigurations, tenant improvements, site development, ground-up construction, and a specialty in the design and operation…
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of essential facilities and data centers.

Skilled at defining strategic and operational objectives with executive management and executing objectives through proactive communication, active management, and the development of collaborative team environments. A proven track record of projects completed on time and within budget while exceeding client expectations. As a licensed professional engineer, possesses excellent problem-solving skills with a strong focus on technically challenging construction in buildings with critical equipment, people, and process-related operations.

Project Manager, Real Estate and Land Services Department - Managed and coordinated all activities pertaining to building and construction projects at various SDG&E and Southern California Gas Company Utility sites. Currently Gerald is a Senior Project Manager, focused on electrical substation deployments including design, engineering and construction of high voltage electrical sub-stations.

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering – California State University at Long Beach
  • Certified HVAC Systems Design and Control – UC San Diego
  • Professional Engineer – Credentialed State of California
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  • Develop project teams to interface/program with clients to determine needs and requirements
  • Administer formal competitive bid process meeting the stringent requirements of regulatory agencies
  • Develop “Request for Proposals”, evaluate bids, and award contracts
  • Develop action plans, manage budget, and program schedules for construction and facility projects
  • Coordinate and approve architectural/engineering/construction contracts, documents, and specifications
  • Liaison with regulatory agencies (APCD, CUPA, CPUC) throughout the plan check and building permit process
  • Ensure adherence to Company safety and environmental policies throughout the life of the project
  • Perform constructability reviews of construction documents
  • Improve building operations (energy efficiency, water use efficiency, operational flow) through new construction and renovation activities
  • Develop and present project concepts for review by the executive team
  • Lead meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes
  • Deliver status reports for budgeting and planning purposes

Jim Kerr

Advisory Board Member

Jim’s technology and executive management experience spans more than 30 years. After serving in the United States Navy, Jim joined the telecommunications industry, working with commercial telecom integrators, regional Bell operating companies, and manufacturers…
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Previous roles include Project Management, Sr. Program Management, Director of Technology Integration, Strategic Planning, Strategic Partnerships, Leadership Development, Consultant, and Managing Principal.

Jim’s skills and capabilities include program management in the area of voice/data communications systems design, selection, implementation integration, facility development, infrastructure design, systems integration, and financial analysis. With an emphasis for the last 25 years on the FCC’s E-rate program and the K-12 education vertical. Past clients include The University of Southern California, Soka University, Oakland USD, Houston Independent School District, TCI, Charter Communications, Memorial Hospital, Sprint, and Huntington Hospital.

As a Principal Consultant, Jim orchestrated and worked with many telecommunication companies responsible for building domestic internet services as we know them today. As a consultant with TCI, Tele-Communications Inc. (now AT&T Broadband & Internet Services), Jim collaborated with leadership teams to engineer the first-ever merger between a regional bell operating company (AT&T) and TCI, a broadband cable provider. This merger was said to “significantly accelerate” efforts to offer digital telephone, data, and video services as the companies combined the long-distance, wireless, and dial-up Internet service of AT&T with the cable, high-speed Internet, and telecommunications services of TCI.

Since 2009, Jim has been the Principal Consultant-Owner of KB & Assoc. KB & Assoc. provides E-Rate marketing and consulting services, as well as access to its E-Rate SaaS ErateProfitWorks, to Service Providers and Manufacturers. His clients were awarded over $300,000,000 in E-Rate applications in 2023.

Coming from a Military family, Jim’s father was a Colonel in the United States Marines. Jim attended the United States Air Force Academy. Subsequent to the AF Academy, Jim served 4 years in the United States Navy.

Wayne Reeves - EE, ATD

Advisory Board Member

Wayne has dedicated over 30 years of his professional life to building technology infrastructure and data center facilities. His success stems from unique skills in collaborating with owners of mission-critical facilities, MEP Designers, equipment manufacturers, and other key delivery professionals in the Data Center industry.

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Since graduating from the University of Delaware as an Electrical Engineer, Wayne has focused his career to deliver mission-critical facilities, especially high-resiliency data centers with complex MEP systems. 

For more than 15 years Wayne has worked as a design-build technical lead for a leading data center general contractor. Producing forward thinking designs, advanced procurement methods, and speed to market schedules. Which have resulted in projects that are on time and on budget.

 

Wayne’s expertise brings DC Deployed well-honed skills in program development including the construction management of hyperscale, leased colocation facilities and customer owned data centers. Including experience working with clients and developers to ensure forward thinking and innovative delivery programs. With a client-focused approach, Wayne shows a unique ability to collaborate with all data center stakeholders to develop and execute optimal solutions.

 

Wayne continues to build on his initial education as an Electrical Engineer. Recently obtaining the professional credential of Advanced Tier Designer (ATD) governed by the Uptime Institute.

Construction Management

Stephen Johnson

EVP Program Management

Steve’s experience includes 30 years of Critical Facility and Data Center program management service, employing a continued 360-degree vision to improve and maintain efficiency and uptime for data centers globally…
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He has extensive experience with large corporate and hyperscale facilities. As Principal Program Manager, Steve managed a 20-site data center portfolio, leading all efforts for site selection, owner program requirements, design development, construction, and operations. Steve has worked with organizations of all sizes and across varied industries, including leadership roles as VP of Critical Facilities at CBRE, Global Director of Corporate Critical Environments at CSC, and VP of International Data Center Design at Global Crossing. Steve’s passion is to always have the vision to make data center practices better, utilizing comprehensive playbooks and analysis of fundamental key performance indicators. Steve holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Marjorie Woodbridge

Director Project Delivery

With an unwavering commitment to optimizing efficiencies and enhancing productivity, Marjorie Woodbridge brings decades of project delivery experience to DC Deployed. She is a professional dedicated to ensuring seamless operations and high-performance environments…
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With a strong foundation in project coordination, she excels in orchestrating diverse, cross-functional teams, managing timelines, and ensuring seamless execution of critical infrastructure projects. Since 2015, Marjorie has dedicated her career to the data center industry, being a member of several construction management teams, including new greenfield data center builds for CyrusOne and data hall build-outs for QTS. She works closely with all program stakeholders to ensure that the best practices, processes, and procedures are maintained throughout the project. Her expertise extends beyond spreadsheets and timelines; she’s a dedicated advocate for team development and support, recognizing that a cohesive, motivated team is the linchpin to achieving success in all our goals. B.A. – English, University of California Davis.

Michael Cantrell - DCDC

VP Contruction Management

Michael Cantrell has devoted his 20-year career to the mission-critical data center business. With domestic and global experience, Michael is recognized as an industry leader in the areas of data center development, design, executive strategy, compliance, education, and organizational growth…
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As a founding partner of CDCDG (Certified Data Center Design Group), Michael drove initiatives to bring together the best resources in innovative data center design, engineering, construction, technical project management, and Data Center Life-cycle Operations and Maintenance.

Michael has led programs that provide consulting services to address the growing requirement for next-generation technology infrastructures. With the understanding and experience to lead the efforts for feasibility studies, site leasing, building a Data Center, leadership in the design, re-design, commissioning, or help in keeping the data center maintained with no downtime.

Over the last 20 years, Michael has successfully designed more than 2 million square feet of Data Center space. Clients have ranged from corporations, financial institutions, and colocation data center owners to Federal, State, and Local government entities. Many clients and client sites have been located outside of the United States – in major data center hubs throughout the world. Michael’s broad range of experience and expertise has been carefully expanded over the years to include both design, construction, and commissioning capabilities for both new and existing sites.

  • Illinois State University – International Business
  • BICSI Institute – Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC)
  • Franklin Covey – Certified Leadership Consultant (MCP)