Cologix Strengthens Leadership as Company Continues Rapid Expansion

Laura Ortman and Dawn Smith join Cologix to lead business development
and maximize market opportunities

a network and cloud-neutral interconnection and data-center company,
today announced it has added two new executives to its leadership team
as the company prepares to rapidly expand its data center colocation and
interconnection services.

Laura Ortman joins Cologix as President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO),
to help build upon the company’s role as a strategic and trusted advisor
to its customers. In this role, Ortman will develop the strategic sales
and revenue plan, focusing on deepening customer relationships and
broadening the Go To Market Strategy to include the fast growing
ecosystem of hyperscale cloud providers. Ortman will also be responsible
for all aspects of how the company interacts with current customers and

Ortman and her team will look to leverage Cologix’s unique domain
expertise, from large-scale cloud deployments to deep understanding of
the pressures facing today’s CIO’s, to establish deeper relationships
with customers at every point of engagement from initial acquisition and
sales, through customer relationship management and client services.

Dawn Smith will serve as Cologix’s President and Chief Operating Officer
(COO), to lead Cologix’s strategic initiatives and real estate
development and to maintain strong administrative support across the
company, from human resources management to corporate strategy. In this
role, she will support the company’s commercial strategy and merger and
acquisition (M&A) activity and will serve as the Secretary to the Board
of Directors. She will also be responsible for all the legal, human
resources and administrative functions at Cologix.

“Both Laura and Dawn have a track record of creating strategic value by
helping companies scale rapidly both organically and through M&A and
have a clear ability to develop strong and enduring relationships with
customers, partners and prospects,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO,
Cologix. “These additions to our executive leadership are critical to
our success as we ramp up our market expansion efforts in support of the
rapid growth of the largest cloud players in the world. Laura and Dawn
will play a pivotal role in our continued and rapid growth.”

Ortman and Smith bring decades of expertise to Cologix and will be a
valued part of the growing, and highly respected leadership team.

Ortman was most recently at Equinix where she served as the executive
vice president and chief customer officer reporting to the CEO. Prior to
her time at Equinix, she led VMWare’s Cloud Services Business Unit and
was an active member of VMwomen Executive Leadership Council for close
to a decade. Ortman has also played key roles at Jeppesen, a Boeing
Company, and Lockheed Martin. Ortman has BSBA in Marketing from
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL and holds an MBA from Regis

Smith most recently served McAfee as executive vice president and Chief
Legal Officer. She has been practicing M&A, corporate and securities law
for over two decades. Prior to her time at McAfee, she served as senior
vice president, chief legal officer and secretary to the board of
directors at VMware. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Stanford
Law School, Smith was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, an attorney at
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and served in the U.S. Navy. Dawn also
holds an MBA from Providence College. She currently serves on the board
of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

About Cologix Inc.

Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and
interconnection solutions from 25 prime interconnection locations across
nine strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network,
managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and
enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business-critical
infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our
dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to
provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to
successfully support customers at the internet’s new edge. For a tour of
one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland,
Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com
or email sales@cologix.com.
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