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Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Laurence Chapman

68 2017 Chairman of the Board

A. William Stein

64 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andrew Power

38 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Fiedelman

51 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Erich Sanchack

48 2018 Executive Vice President-operations

Joshua Mills

46 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Daniel Papes

56 2016 Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing

Christopher Kenney

50 2016 Senior Vice President, International

Edward Sham

58 2016 Chief Accounting Officer

Dennis Singleton

73 2017 Director

Michael Coke

49 2017 Independent Director

Kevin Kennedy

62 2013 Independent Director

William LaPerch

62 2013 Independent Director

Afshin Mohebbi

54 2016 Independent Director

Mark Patterson

57 2016 Independent Director

Hogan Preusse

49 2017 Independent Director

John Roberts

54 2017 Independent Director

Robert Zerbst

71 2009 Independent Director

John Stewart

2014 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Laurence Chapman

Mr. Laurence A. Chapman is Chairman of the Board of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since 2004 and as Chairman of the Board since May 2017. Mr. Chapman previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board from July 2016 to May 2017. Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corp. from 1999 until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rohr, Inc., an aerospace company, from 1994 until 1999, when Rohr, Inc. merged with Goodrich Corp. His responsibilities at both companies included accounting, treasury, tax, insurance, investor relations, financial planning and information technology functions. Prior to his service at Rohr, Inc., Mr. Chapman was employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1981 through 1994. From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Chapman was the Vice President and Treasurer of Westinghouse Electric Corporation and, from 1988 through 1991, Mr. Chapman served as Chief Financial Officer of Westinghouse Credit Corp. and Westinghouse Financial Services Inc. His responsibilities included supervising corporate finance, cash and short-term funding, project finance, bank relations and international treasury. Mr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance) with Great Distinction from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Our Board selected Mr. Chapman to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and accounting expertise, including experience at companies with extensive real estate interests and his extensive experience in his prior positions as Chief Financial Officer.

A. William Stein

Mr. A. William Stein is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. A. William Stein joined GI Partners, the Company’s predecessor private equity fund, as a consultant in April 2004 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since November 2014. Previously, he also held the roles of Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2014 to November 2014, Chief Financial Officer from July 2004 until April 2015 and Chief Investment Officer from July 2004 until April 2014. Mr. Stein has served on the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit) since November 2015 and is currently the Treasurer of Nareit. Mr. Stein has served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee for Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. since July 2017. Mr. Stein is also a member of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Global Advisory Council. Mr. Stein has over 30 years of investment, financial and operating management experience in both large company environments and small, rapidly growing companies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stein provided turnaround management advice to both public and private companies. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Stein served as Co-Head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group where he was responsible for directing the delivery of PNC’s products and services to VentureBank’s high technology and emerging growth client base. Before joining PNC, Mr. Stein was President and Chief Operating Officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, that was acquired by Starwood Financial Trust (now called iStar Financial) in late 1999. Prior to being named President of TriNet, Mr. Stein was its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. TriNet’s portfolio consisted of office, industrial and retail properties throughout the U.S. Before joining TriNet in 1995, Mr. Stein held a number of senior investment and financial management po

Andrew Power

Mr. Andrew P. Power is Chief Financial Officer of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since 2015. Mr. Power has served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Americold Realty Trust since January 2018. Mr. Power is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Best Financial Practices Council and Multinational U.S. REIT Council. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Power held positions of increasing responsibility at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 to April 2015, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking, and was responsible for relationships with over 40 public and private companies, including Digital Realty. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Power held similar positions at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. During his career, Mr. Power has managed the execution of public and private capital raises in excess of $30 billion, including the then-largest REIT IPO, and more than $19 billion of merger and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Power received a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University

Cindy Fiedelman

Ms. Cindy A. Fiedelman is Chief Human Resources Officer of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since 2016. Ms. Fiedelman joined the Company on an interim basis in September 2015 and served as our Interim Global Head of Human Resources until December 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Fiedelman served as an independent consultant from April 2015 to September 2015. From March 2013 to April 2015, Ms. Fiedelman served as Vice President, People and Diversity, at American Airlines. In this role she was responsible for talent management and acquisition, global human resources business partners, training, compensation and diversity initiatives. Additionally she led the human resources integration for the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, combining the human resources team and programs, in addition to leading organizational integration across the company. Prior to joining American Airlines, Ms. Fiedelman served as Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, at Avaya, Inc. from October 2006 to March 2013, where she led the global Human Resources Business Partner and Recruiting teams and played a key leadership role in Avaya’s acquisition and integration of the Nortel Enterprise business. Ms. Fiedelman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Erich Sanchack

Mr.Erich Sanchack has served as our Executive Vice President, Operations of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since January 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sanchack held positions at CenturyLink, a telecommunications company, serving as Senior Vice President, IT Solutions and New Market Development from November 2017 to January 2018 and as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Federal from November 2016 to November 2017. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Mr. Sanchack served in roles of increasing responsibility at Lockheed Martin, an aerospace and defense company, from 2004 to October 2016, most recently serving as Vice President, Competitive Enhancements. Mr. Sanchack has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Sanchack is also a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Finance and Operations and completed multiple overseas deployments.

Joshua Mills

Mr. Joshua A. Mills Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Digital Realty Trust Inc. since April 2005, as our Senior Vice President since December 2010 and as our Secretary since February 2015. In 2014, Mr. Mills assumed responsibility over our sustainability and risk management functions. Most recently, Mr. Mills took leadership of our governance, risk and compliance program. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mills was a corporate attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital financing transactions as well as general company representation. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Mills served as Associate General Counsel for McAfee.com Corporation and as an associate with Shearman & Sterling, LLP. Mr. Mills received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Daniel Papes

Mr. Daniel Papes has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Papes served as an independent consultant from April 2016 to October 2016. From February 2014 to April 2016, Mr. Papes served as Executive Vice President for North America at Unify, formerly Siemens Networking Systems, managing all aspects of that business until its acquisition by Atos in 2016. At Unify, he established a new leadership team and led significant growth in sales, revenue and profitability. Before joining Unify, Mr. Papes was with Westcon Group as Senior Vice President, Global Cloud and Data Center Services. Previously, he held senior leadership positions over a 27-year career with IBM, primarily in the outsourcing and managed services business, including as Vice President of Global Cloud Services Sales and Vice President of Global Telecommunications Industry Sales. He began his career as a sales representative at IBM. Mr. Papes received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Papes sits on the Board of Directors of The Westchester County Association, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to drive economic growth and vitality in Westchester County.

Christopher Kenney

Mr. Christopher Kenney is Senior Vice President, International of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has served in that role since October 2016. Mr. Kenney joined the Company in October 2004, and has played a key role in the Company’s external growth initiatives since its initial public offering in 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kenney served as a partner at GI Partners, the Company’s predecessor private equity fund. Mr. Kenney has over 25 years of institutional real estate investment experience. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions for CBRE Investors, where he was responsible for the sourcing, underwriting and acquisition of office, retail and industrial properties on behalf of numerous pension fund clients. Previously, Mr. Kenney also worked as a Research Analyst at Green Street Advisors, a leading independent real estate research firm. Mr. Kenney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Finance and Real Estate) from the University of Florida. He is also a CFA Charter holder.

Edward Sham

Mr. Edward F. Sham serves as Chief Accounting Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since May 2016. Mr. Sham previously served as our Senior Vice President and Controller from November 2010 to May 2016. He joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Controller, in which position he served until November 2010. With more than 25 years’ experience in accounting and real estate, Mr. Sham previously held positions as Vice President& Controller of Catellus Development Corporation (now part of Prologis), Controller of Bay Apartment REIT (now Avalon Bay), and Portfolio Controller of O’Connor Realty Advisors. In addition, Mr. Sham was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP in their real estate group for seven years. Mr. Sham received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State University and is a member of the AICPA and California CPA society

Dennis Singleton

Mr. Dennis E. Singleton is Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Singleton was a founding partner of Spieker Partners, the predecessor of Spieker Properties, Inc., one of the largest owners and operators of commercial property on the west coast prior to its $7.2 billion acquisition by Equity Office Properties Trust in 2001. Mr. Singleton served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Spieker Properties, Inc. from 1993 to 1995, Chief Investment Officer and Director from 1995 to 1997 and Vice Chairman and Director from 1998 until his retirement in 2001. During his tenure, Mr. Singleton was involved in identifying and analyzing strategic portfolio acquisition and operating opportunities and oversaw the acquisition and development of more than 20 million square feet of commercial property. From 2001 to the present, Mr. Singleton has managed personal investments in real estate. Mr. Singleton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Our Board selected Mr. Singleton to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and real estate industry expertise, including extensive experience with the acquisition, financing and operation of commercial property.

Michael Coke

Mr. Michael A. Coke has served as a independent director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since September 2017. Mr. Coke co-founded Terreno Realty Corporation, a REIT, and has served as its president and as director since February 2010. Mr. Coke also served as its Chief Financial Officer from February 2010 until May 2013. Mr. Coke also co-founded and served as the Managing Partner of Terreno Capital Partners LLC, a real estate investment management firm and the predecessor to Terreno Realty Corporation. From January 1999 until May 2007, Mr. Coke served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of AMB Property Corporation, a global developer and owner of industrial real estate focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He also served as AMB’s Chief Accounting Officer from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Coke was a member of AMB’s Investment Committee and was responsible for AMB’s capital markets, accounting, tax, information systems, dispositions, valuations, risk management and financial planning groups totaling more than 130 officers and associates in five countries. From October 2005 to May 2007, Mr. Coke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IAT Aviation Facilities Inc., a listed Canadian Income Trust. From July 1990 to August 1997, Mr. Coke was an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Coke earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University at Hayward. Mr. Coke is an inactive certified public accountant. Mr. Coke was selected to serve as a director pursuant to the terms of the DFT merger agreement. Our Board believes he possesses valuable financial and accounting expertise, including experience at companies with extensive real estate interests and his extensive experience in his prior positions as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.

Kevin Kennedy

Mr. Kevin J. Kennedy is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since March 2013. Since October 2017, Mr. Kennedy has served as an independent consultant. From December 2008 to October 2017, Mr. Kennedy was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Avaya Inc., a global provider of real-time business collaboration and communications solutions. In January 2017, Avaya Inc. filed a Chapter 11 restructuring plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Executive Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation, a provider of optical communications products, from September 2003 to December 2008, as President from March 2004 to December 2008 and as a member of the board of directors from November 2001 to August 2012, including as Vice Chairman of the board of directors from December 2008 to August 2012. Prior to joining JDS Uniphase Corporation, Mr. Kennedy held product development and operations positions with Openwave Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc. and AT&T Corporation. Mr. Kennedy is a member the board of directors and serves as the chairman of the compensation committee of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry, which is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC. Since 2007, Mr. Kennedy has also served on the board of directors of the Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization. Mr. Kennedy previously served on the boards of directors of Rambus Inc., a developer of high-speed chip-to-chip interface technology, from 2003 to 2008, and Polycom Inc., a provider of telepresence, voice and video conferencing solution, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Kennedy is also currently a Presidential Advisory Member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University and Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. O

William LaPerch

Mr. William G. LaPerch is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust Since July 2016, Mr. LaPerch has served as the Executive Chairman at Hylan Datacom, a construction services company in the communications infrastructure space. Prior to that he served as a consultant at LaPerch Consulting providing services to various private equity firms in the network, data center and cloud segments. From January 2004 to July 2012, Mr. LaPerch was Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors at AboveNet, Inc., a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services. Prior to AboveNet, Inc., Mr. LaPerch served as President, Network Services from 2001 to 2003 and as President, Enterprise Services from 2000 to 2001 of Metromedia Fiber Network, a provider of metro fiber services. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. LaPerch held various operations and engineering positions at MCI Worldcom, Inc., a global communications company, including most recently as Vice President, Network Services. Prior to joining MCI Worldcom, Inc., Mr. LaPerch held sales and operations positions with NYNEX Corporation, a communications company. Mr. LaPerch is a member of the board of directors and serves as chairman of the compensation committee of Windstream Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Windstream Corporation, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, which is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Mr. LaPerch also serves on the board of directors of several privately held network services and technology companies. Until August 2015, Mr. LaPerch was a member of the board of directors and served on the audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees of Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. LaPerch is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University. Our Board selected Mr. LaPerch to serve as a director because it believes h

Afshin Mohebbi

Mr. Afshin Mohebbi is an Independent Director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. He is currently a senior advisor to TPG Capital, focusing on technology and telecom investments globally. He is also an investor for and advisor to a number of start-up technology firms through his own investment business. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Mohebbi was President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., where he oversaw core operations, including the global network and market-facing units, as well as the yellow pages, data center, hosting and wireless divisions. Earlier in his career, he held senior level executive positions at British Telecom Plc., SBC Communications and Pacific Bell. Mr. Mohebbi is currently a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee for Dish Networks (DISH), a direct broadcast satellite provider service listed on the Nasdaq, as well as a number of privately held companies. Mr. Mohebbi received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of California, Irvine. Our Board selected Mr. Mohebbi to serve as director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and industry experience in the telecommunications industry, including extensive experience working with and leading companies in the telecommunications industry.

Mark Patterson

Mr. Mark R. Patterson is an Independent Director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. He is President of MP Realty Advisors, LLC, and serves as a real estate consultant and financial advisor. From August 2010 until January 2015, Mr. Patterson served as Chief Executive Officer of Boomerang Systems, Inc. In August 2015, Boomerang Systems, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Prior to that, he served as the Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw real estate investing activities from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Patterson also served as Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Co-Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at the firm until 2009. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he served as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Citigroup from 1996 until 2005. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for General Growth Properties, Inc., since 2011, and a member of the Board of Directors for UDR, Inc., since 2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Patterson has been involved in a variety of financing and investing activities spanning virtually all types of real estate in most major global property markets. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Our Board selected Mr. Patterson to serve as director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and real estate industry expertise, including extensive experience working with public companies in the real estate industry, as well as experience on the boards of directors of public companies.

Hogan Preusse

Ms. Hogan Preusse is Independent Director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. effective May 8, 2017. Previously, Ms. Hogan Preusse served as a Managing Director and co-head of Americas Real Estate for APG Asset Management U.S. and was responsible for managing all of the firm’s public real estate investments in North and South America. Ms. Hogan Preusse also served on the Executive Board of APG Asset Management U.S. and has been an active participant in the REIT industry for over 25 years, including nearly 17 years at APG. In her role at APG, she was deeply involved in discussion of governance matters and regularly presented to and interacted with corporate boards. Prior to joining APG in 2000, Ms. Hogan Preusse spent eight years as a sell-side analyst covering the REIT sector, and began her career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst. Ms. Hogan Preusse has served on the board of directors for Kimco Realty since February 2017, where she is a member of its audit, executive compensation, and nominating and corporate governance committees. She also joined the board of VEREIT in February 2017, and sits on its executive compensation and nominating and governance committees. Ms. Hogan Preusse has also served on the board of directors and nominating and corporate governance committee for Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. since June 2017. Ms. Hogan Preusse graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, with a degree in Mathematics, and is a member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees. In addition, she is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board for the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. Our Board selected Ms. Hogan Preusse to serve as a director because it believes she possesses valuable financial and real estate industry expertise, including extensive experience working with public companies in the REIT industry, as well as experience on the boards of directors of public companies.

John Roberts

Mr. John T. Roberts, Jr. has served as a director of the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. since September 2017. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Roberts served in various positions with AMB Property Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. From 1999 to 2010, he served as president of AMB Capital Partners LLC, a subsidiary of AMB Property Corporation responsible for AMB’s global private capital ventures. Previously, from 1997 to 1999, he served as the senior vice president/director of capital markets of AMB Capital Partners LLC. He is also on the board of several private companies. Mr. Roberts received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Roberts was selected to serve as a director pursuant to the terms of the DFT merger agreement. Our Board believes he possesses valuable financial and real estate expertise, including extensive experience investing in real estate, as well as international real estate investment experience.

Robert Zerbst

Mr. Robert H. Zerbst is anIndependent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Zerbst is currently a private real estate investor. Mr. Zerbst joined CBRE Global Investors (formerly CB Richard Ellis Investors) as President in 1997, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 through 2007, Chairman during 2007 and 2008 and Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2010. Under his leadership CBRE Global Investors grew from a domestic U.S. pension fund advisor with $3.7 billion in assets under management to a global real estate investment organization with a portfolio exceeding $44 billion. In 1982, after a career in real estate research and education, Mr. Zerbst founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Realty Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate investment manager. In 1991, Piedmont merged with The RREEF Funds. While a partner at RREEF, Mr. Zerbst was responsible for all investments in the western United States and opportunistic investments nationally. Mr. Zerbst was the chairman and a member of the audit and compensation committees of the board of directors of CBRE Realty Trust, a public company, from 2004 through 2009. He also serves as chairman of Monterey Investment Management, LLC, a privately held investment management firm, and chairman of the advisory board of Chenco Holdings Co., a privately held real estate investment company. Mr. Zerbst is past Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), past board member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), past member of the Real Estate Round Table, a member of The Asia Society, Northern California Council of Foreign Affairs and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a Trustee of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Zerbst received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. degrees in Fina

John Stewart

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