In his role as president of Europe, Tesh is responsible for creating a European organization that is inclusive of strategy, site selection, sales, construction, design, operations, finance, HR and legal. Tesh will be instilling the fantastic CyrusOne culture into our European operations as well as helping facilitate the growth in that region. Since his hiring in September, 2012 the company’s revenues have more than tripled. Those gains were generated by a combination of rapid sales growth and the acquisitions of data center providers Sentinel and Cervalis as well as the data center assets of CME Group Inc.’s financial trading campus. Tesh led the three acquisitions, which totaled over $1 Billion.
Throughout his career Tesh has specialized in implementing growth strategies for internet infrastructure businesses. Prior to joining CyrusOne Tesh was chief marketing and business officer for Quality Technology Services (now QTS Data Centers), creating and executing the go-to-market strategy paving the way for that company’s evolution from a closely held, private equity-backed organization, to IPO.
Tesh was previously chief marketing and business officer for Telx, a colocation and interconnection provider. He joined Telx by way of acquisition, when Telx and Digital Realty Trust acquired the interconnection businesses and data center business, respectively, of NYC-Connect, a New York City based data center and interconnection provider founded by Tesh. Prior to starting NYC-Connect, he held management positions at AboveNet (acquired by Zayo), Sprint, and Metromedia Fiber Networks.
Tesh is a graduate of Syracuse University and has completed executive education programs at Columbia Business School and Stanford School of Business. He lives with his wife and three sons in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has been involved in charities dedicated to homelessness, autism awareness, and cancer research. Tesh has been a youth football coach for over ten years and having been a fan of the New England Patriots through interminable 1-15 and 2-14 seasons, he now thoroughly enjoys the team’s consistent success.