US data center firm Evoque has appointed Spencer Mullee as CEO, effective immediately.

Mullee was previously founder and CEO at Australian operator DCI Data Centers, having left the company in September 2019 in the wake of its acquisition by Brookfield. He joins Evoque from Florida-based real estate investor and developer Via Lago Investments, where he was president and CEO.

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He replaces Andy Stewart, who had led Evoque since June 2020 after stints at TierPoint, Charter Communications, and several investment firms. Stewart replaced Tim Caulfield who stepped down 18 months after the company was formed by Brookfield.

“Alongside a tenured team of data center professionals, I look forward to helping our current and future enterprise colocation customers thrive in Evoque’s best-in-class data centers,” said Mullee. “From the leadership team to the seasoned professionals that keep the data centers running 24/7/365, Evoque is poised to continue doing great work to accelerate growth for investors and customers alike.”

Evoque currently lists 12 US data centers on its website, having quietly exited 10 international facilities last year.

Mullee’s former company DCI was acquired by Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group in 2019, the same year the investment firm acquired more than a dozen data centers from AT&T to form Evoque.

“Spencer brings highly relevant leadership experience in sales, operations, and strategic development of data center assets across the US to Evoque,” said Udhay Mathialagan, CEO of global data centers at Brookfield. “Spencer has a track record in improving the operating and business performance of data center assets. Also, Spencer has demonstrated the ability to partner well with key customers, joint ventures, and channel partners delivering tangible results through highly effective teams. Evoque will continue to scale and deliver mission-critical uptime for more than 900 enterprise customers.”

DCI appointed Nicholas Toh as its new group CEO earlier this year, joining from STT GDC and taking over from Malcolm Roe, who had led the company since its acquisition by Brookfield.