The data center industry has continued to establish itself as booming in recent years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Element Critical, an owner and operator of tailored colocation data center solutions, announced on November 30th two new appointments to their executive team. Shane Menking will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer, while Cameron Wynne will serve as Chief Data Center Officer. The announcement signals the company’s efforts to broaden their organization in order to accelerate strategic priorities and promote growth across its national platform. 

A seasoned data center executive, Menking brings decades of experience overseeing revenue and business operations. The industry veteran’s resume speaks for itself, most recently serving more than 15 years as President and Chief Financial Officer for Data Foundry, Inc. Backed by an ownership group of internet pioneers, Menking led a team that built a premier data center platform in South and Central Texas from the ground up. Over the past two decades, Shane’s contributions provided invaluable growth from both a business and a cultural standpoint. Shane now brings this leadership and expertise to the Element Critical team, overseeing additional infrastructure growth and product development.

Another distinguished data center expert and industry leader, Wynne brings two decades worth of experience to the table. Most recently, Cameron worked at Google as a Senior Technical Program Manager, where he enabled data center speed to market for Google Cloud and delivered 40 MW of IT deployment while collaborating across nine Google Cloud organizations. Cameron’s leadership was instrumental, empowering data center monetization four months faster across Google’s greenfield fleet of hyperscale deployments resulting in ~$3.5B of accretive impact. Over his career, Cameron’s leadership has driven ingenuity in the most demanding mission-critical environments while master-planning the development of 250+ MW of critical data center capacity.

Element Critical’s Tier III facilities are hybrid IT-ready, network-rich, concurrently maintainable, and available in various deployment sizes and densities. With data center acquisitions in Austin and Houston over the past year, Element Critical appears to have no intentions of slowing down. These additions to their leadership team further ensure that their internal teams will be well-positioned to continue to drive the company’s success, along with targeting substantial growth opportunities as the role of IT infrastructure continues to expand, and drive the evolution of business and technology innovation.

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To learn more about Element Critical, visit elementcritical.com.