CPG Adds Experience and Perspective to Leadership Team with New CFO and New Board Director
October 8, 2019
Industry Veterans Join Leadership Team Focused On Growth
CPG Beyond, Inc. today announced two exciting additions to its leadership and corporate governance teams. Scott Davis has been added to the CPG Board of Directors and Ben Pawson has joined CPG as its new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Scott Davis has joined the CPG Board of Directors as its newest Independent Board Member. Scott brings over 30 years of Data Center industry experience, specializing in the engineering, design and operation of high-reliability, hyperscale facilities. Scott was formerly the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., (DFT); where he was responsible for the design and management of DFT’s portfolio of Data Centers. Prior to joining DFT, Mr. Davis served for eight years at AOL where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of AOL’s domestic and international data centers.
“I’m excited to join the CPG Board where I believe my experience, perspective, and industry relationships will assist CPG with their continued accelerated growth,” said Davis. “Scott’s relationships and knowledge around building and operating data centers in a demanding market will prove invaluable to our team as we continue our growth strategy,” says Tom Mertz, CPG’s CEO. “Scott will be a terrific addition to our Board and we’re excited to leverage his experience and leadership input” said Patrick Hendy, Columbia Capital partner and CPG Board Member.
In addition, Ben Pawson joins CPG as the new CFO. Ben most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Presidio where he oversaw corporate accounting governance, assisted with mergers and acquisitions and managed financial controls. Ben has more than 18 years of experience in finance and accounting, with focus in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, private and public company financial reporting, financial modeling, income taxes and internal controls. “I’m excited to bring my focus on Financial Controls, M&A integration and managing a rapidly growing service-based business to CPG,” said Pawson. “Ben’s background in working with private equity firms to develop controls and corporate governance while managing a high growth business will be a terrific addition to our Executive Team,” says Tom Mertz.
CPG Beyond Inc is a full-service Data Center Services firm specializing in Design, Build, Operations and Maintenance of Data Centers. In January, CPG recapitalized with financial partner Columbia Capital and merged with Columbia portfolio company Canara to form one of the largest data center service providers in the industry.
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About CPG: Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, CPG is at the heart of the data center industry. CPG experts are the innovators for cutting-edge data center and cloud solutions. For 20 years, CPG has been providing full-life cycle, mission-critical infrastructure solutions to some of the world’s most demanding companies by combining and applying the latest facilities infrastructure power, cooling, security and controls at all scales and densities, including modular and hyperscale. In addition, CPG continues to provide predictive analytics and battery asset management services, helping data centers around the globe maximize uptime and ensure efficient asset management of critical backup power systems.
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