NextDC boosts top management

NextDC boosts top management

Datacentre builder hires COO, Simon Cooper and general sales manager, Nick Hillier.

ASX-listed datacentre builder, NextDC (ASX:NXT), has hired a new COO, Simon Cooper, and general sales manager, Nick Hillier.

Both recruits will start their roles in October.

Cooper’s responsibilities entail all of the technical capabilities including datacentre development, facilities management, IT, security and technical operation functions. Before joining NextDC, Cooper was with Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, and Cable and Wireless.

Hillier will be charged with managing sales and product development functions, leading the national sales team.

He previously worked for Dell and Acer.

On the back of the two new hires, NextDC has also launched its Cloud Seeding Program targeting ISPs, application service providers and managed service providers.

In a statement, NextDC said these providers will play a critical role in creating its independent ecosystem.

The datacentre builder recently announced plans to raise $50 million in equity to help fund its business strategy and growth plans.

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