DC Blox announced today that it has hired Melih Ileri as senior vice president of capital markets and strategy.

The south-eastern US multi-tenant data center, dark fiber, and connectivity solutions provider created the position with the hope of fueling the company's growth.

Ileri will be in charge of securing new debt and equity investments, as well as driving financial strategies and partnerships.

DC Blox operates data centers in the south east of the US – Getty Images

“I’ve been impressed with the team at DC Blox for creating a tremendous platform for growth with owned assets, land for expansion, and a community-first approach,” said Ileri. “With an increasing market of hyperscale, cloud providers, and large-scale enterprises in the region, I am very excited for the exponential growth opportunity that lies ahead of us.”

This new role is not Ileri’s first rodeo in the data center industry. Ileri previously worked in Corporate Development at EdgeConnex in a similar role. While at EdgeConnex, Ileri helped the company build and finance over 40 data centers across 33 markets globally.

Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC Blox said of the company’s latest hire: “I am very proud of the team that we are building at DC Blox to drive the execution of our company’s strategy. Melih’s deep capital markets experience, industry relationships and global expertise is greatly desired by our board, investors, and leadership team to accelerate our ambitious plans across the Southeast.”

Over the last year, DC Blox has expanded its portfolio significantly. In May 2022, the company acquired Light Source Communications’ southeast fiber assets, as well as announcing plans to build a cable landing station in South Carolina.

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