Sudhir Kalra Joins Compass Datacenters As Senior Vice President Of Global Operations

March 25, 2020
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Compass Datacenters has named Sudhir Kalra as Senior Vice President of Global Operations, a new role responsible for operations of all the company’s domestic and international data centers.

Kalra is well known throughout the industry and joins Compass from Morgan Stanley, where he was Executive Director, Global Head of Enterprise Data Centers. Kalra joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 as Global Head of Engineering and migrated in early 2008 to join, and ultimately head, its newly-formed Enterprise Data Centers unit, where his presence was vital for mission critical support of all data centers worldwide – a role that involved leadership of a team with more than 350 people and an annual budget of hundreds of millions. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kalra was Director, Corporate Real Estate and Services – Global Head of Engineering and Critical Systems, at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for mission critical support of a real estate portfolio comprised of over 30 million square feet. He began his career in technical roles at Securities Industry Automation Corporation supporting mission critical operations for the NYSE and American Stock Exchange. Kalra holds a BEEE from City University of NY and a MSEE from NYU-Poly University.

“We are extremely excited to bring Sudhir on board. He brings extensive engineering and operational experience in high-growth, global data center environments, which will make his leadership so valuable as Compass continues to add campuses and build data centers in the United States and internationally,” said Jared Day, President and CFO of Compass Datacenters. “Sudhir’s history of process development and enhancements aligns with our emphasis on continuous improvement to benefit our customers, while his discipline around change management ensures that mission critical remains at the forefront.”

“Sudhir’s addition to our leadership team is another significant hire for Compass. Our continued growth requires a cohesive, scalable global operations strategy, and there is no better person for that job than Sudhir,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “Under Sudhir’s leadership, we intend to expand our leadership in solving issues related to existing industry labor shortages and talent gaps through continuing to combine the use of data analytics, technology and best practices from multiple industries into our operational processes and procedures. Sudhir will be instrumental in our efforts to eliminate the potential for operator error by continuing the enhancement of our automated checklist software, developing new predictive maintenance capabilities and cultivating new sources of talent through our work with multiple organizations representing the veteran community.”

“I am excited about joining Compass and working with its well-respected leadership team to help the company realize its vision for global growth. The data center industry is changing rapidly to support what companies and consumers will need over the next decade, and I feel strongly that Compass has the right strategy and the right approach to data center design, construction and operations to be the true market leader,” said Sudhir Kalra. “I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with this team and support Compass’ vision, and I hope to leave a lasting legacy through the work we are doing at this important moment in the industry’s history.”

About Compass Datacenters
Compass makes lives better by providing the world’s technology leaders a secure place to plug in wherever they grow. We provide custom, move-in ready data centers from edge deployments to core facilities serving hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers. Since our inception, we have embraced sustainability with the efficient use of land, green energy, water free cooling and building materials. Our campus approach empowers customers with easily-scalable capacity, high levels of control and ultimate flexibility with the long-term perspective and financial strength of private investors, RedBird Capital Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Azrieli Group. For more information, visit

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Compass Datacenters provides solutions from the core to the edge. We serve cloud and SaaS providers, enterprises, colocation and hosting companies and customers with distributed infrastructure requirements.

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