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QTS Realty Trust Inc (QTS.N)

QTS.N on New York Stock Exchange

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19 Jan 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chad Williams

46 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Berson

48 2017 Chief Financial Officer

William Schafer

59 2017 Executive Vice President - Finance & Accounting

Jon Greaves

45 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Shirley Goza

60 2013 General Counsel

Daniel Bennewitz

58 2013 Chief Operating Officer - Sales & Marketing

Steve Bloom

53 2016 Chief People Officer

James Reinhart

52 2013 Chief Operating Officer - Operations

Philip Trahanas

46 2014 Lead Independent Director

John Barter

70 2013 Independent Director

William Grabe

79 2013 Independent Director

Catherine Kinney

65 2013 Independent Director

Peter Marino

75 2013 Independent Director

Scott Miller

64 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Westhead

53 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chad Williams

Mr. Chad L. Williams is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor from 2003 until our initial public offering in October 2013. Mr. Williams has more than 26 years of experience in the management and development of various private companies and more than 16 years of experience in the ownership, management and development of commercial real estate, the last 11 of which have been focused on data center properties. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Williams has been directly involved in every aspect of our business, from strategic acquisitions and financing, to site selection, design, development and construction and customer management. Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Dream Academy, an organization that focuses on intervening in the lives of children of incarcerated parents. Its mission is to empower these at-risk children to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social and values-enrichment through supportive mentoring and the use of technology.

Jeffrey Berson

Mr. Jeffrey H. Berson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective April 3, 2017. Previously, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of our predecessor from August 2013 to our initial public offering. Effective April 3, 2017, Mr. Berson will become our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Berson has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking covering data center companies and the technology and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining our predecessor, Mr. Berson was a Managing Director at UBS AG, an international investment bank, from 2011 to 2013, a Managing Director at Oppenheimer and Co. Inc., an international investment bank, from 2009 to 2011, and a Managing Director at Barclays Capital, an international investment bank, from 2007 to 2009. Prior to 2007, Mr. Berson spent over 10 years at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in the Investment Banking Department. Mr. Berson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

William Schafer

Mr. William H. Schafer is re-designated as Executive Vice President - Finance & Accounting of the Company. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of our predecessor from 2010 to our initial public offering. Effective April 3, 2017, Mr. Schafer will transition to the position of Executive Vice President—Finance and Accounting where he will continue to lead key components of our financial organization. Mr. Schafer has more than 20 years of experience in the REIT industry and 34 years of experience in financial operations, accounting systems and financing activities. Prior to joining our predecessor, Mr. Schafer was the chief financial officer of DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) from 1992 to 2010, a public REIT and an owner and developer of retail properties. Prior to joining DDR Corp., Mr. Schafer was a senior manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Schafer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Michigan

Jon Greaves

Mr. Jon D. Greaves is Chief Technology Officer of the company. prior to that he served as our Chief Innovation Officer since August 2015. From 2008 until joining the Company in June 2015 in connection with the Company's acquisition of Carpathia Hosting, Inc., Mr. Greaves served as the Chief Scientist and Chief Information Security Officer at Carpathia, a managed services and cloud company. Mr. Greaves is a recognized leader in the information technology services industry, with a particular focus on managed services, security and privacy, and he has received 7 U.S. patents for his research. Prior to joining Carpathia in 2008, Mr. Greaves served as a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer at Sun Microsystems since 2005, and prior to that, Mr. Greaves held positions at SevenSpace, BT North America, Concert, MCI and British Telecom research labs.

Shirley Goza

Ms. Shirley E. Goza is General Counsel of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Previously, she served as the General Counsel of our predecessor from 2006 to our initial public offering. Ms. Goza has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney and law professor. Prior to joining our predecessor, Ms. Goza co-owned and operated Focus Trial and Settlement Solutions, a company that facilitated mock trials for trial attorneys, and served as managing partner from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Goza previously was a partner with the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon from 2000 to 2004 and was Of Counsel at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP from 1982 to 1990. Ms. Goza taught on the faculty at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law from 1990 through 1997 and was a visiting faculty member at the University of Kansas in 1996. Ms. Goza earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and psychology from Pittsburg State University

Daniel Bennewitz

Mr. Daniel T. Bennewitz is Chief Operating Officer - Sales & Marketing of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer—Sales & Marketing of our predecessor from 2012 to our initial public offering. Mr. Bennewitz has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations and global leadership positions. Prior to joining our predecessor, Mr. Bennewitz worked at IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), an information technology and products company, from 1980 to 2012. Mr. Bennewitz's responsibilities included product, industry and global leadership positions across the company, and his last position was vice president of IBM's sales model, a position in which he was responsible for leading IBM's go-to-market model and sales force transformation. Mr. Bennewitz earned an A.B. degree in economics from Princeton University.

Steve Bloom

Mr. Steve C. Bloom is Chief People Officer of the company. Mr. Bloom has over 25 years of human resources experience with global organizations such as PepsiCo, Medco and Citibank. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Bloom performed research and consulting work for a number of clients focusing primarily on wellbeing at work through a University of Notre Dame-based research project. Mr. Bloom served as SVP of Human Resources for ProBuild, a multi-billion dollar construction supply company with 11,000 employees from 2012-2014. In this role, Bloom served as chief human resources officer with full responsibility for all aspects of people management included talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, talent development, labor and employee relations, and corporate communications. He served as the VP of HR for Medco Health Solutions from 2002-2012, and VP of HR for Excite@Home, Inc. from 2000-2002. Bloom holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, and a BGS in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

James Reinhart

Mr. James H. Reinhart is Chief Operating Officer - Operations of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer—Operations of our predecessor from 2012 to our initial public offering. Mr. Reinhart has more than 25 years of experience in operations, technology, marketing and strategy. Prior to joining our predecessor, Mr. Reinhart held various positions at Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), a financial services company, from 2005 to 2012. In his last position at Genworth Financial, Inc., Mr. Reinhart was the chief strategy and marketing officer of the U.S. Insurance & Wealth Management division. Prior to that, Mr. Reinhart held various positions at Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), a financial services company, from 1999 to 2005, the last of which was vice president responsible for call center outsourcing, and various positions at the Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), a technology products and software company, from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Reinhart earned a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Philip Trahanas

Mr. Philip P. Trahanas is Lead Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Trahanas serves as our lead independent director. Mr. Trahanas has over 19 years of experience in financial advisory, investing and investment management, as well as over 10 years of experience serving on private and public company boards. Between 2000 and 2014, Mr. Trahanas was a Managing Director of General Atlantic LLC, a global investment firm. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Trahanas worked at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), a global financial services firm, where he was a member of the high technology corporate finance team, was a merger and acquisition specialist and was a member of the investment banking division's operating management team. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Trahanas was an electrical engineer at General Electric (NYSE: GE), a diversified technology, media and financial services company, where he specialized in communications equipment and semiconductor design. Mr. Trahanas currently serves on the board of directors of InterDigital, Inc (NASDAQ: IDCC). Mr. Trahanas earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Engineering.

John Barter

Mr. John William Barter, III, is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. He was a director of our predecessor from 2010 until our initial public offering in October 2013. Mr. Barter serves as the chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Barter has more than 26 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, executive management and planning and analysis. Mr. Barter served as the Chief Operating Officer of Spring Hill College from November 2013 until June 2015. Mr. Barter was the chief financial officer of Kestral Solutions, Inc., a technology company, from 2000 to 2001. Prior to this, Mr. Barter held various positions with AlliedSignal, Inc., now called Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON), a technology company, for most of the time between 1973 to 1997, and was an executive vice president and president of AlliedSignal Automotive from 1994 to 1997 and chief financial officer from 1988 to 1994. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) and Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL), and previously served on the boards of directors of Lenovo Group Limited, a personal technology company (HKSE: 992), from 2005 until 2010, SRA International from 2003 until 2011 and Genpact Ltd. (NYSE: G) from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Barter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Spring Hill College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Tulane University.

William Grabe

Mr. William Otto Grabe is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Grabe serves as the chair of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Grabe has over 41 years of experience in investment management and corporate operations. Mr. Grabe is an advisory director of General Atlantic LLC, a global investment firm, and was a managing director at General Atlantic LLC from 1992 to 2010. Prior to joining General Atlantic LLC, Mr. Grabe held executive positions in sales, marketing and operations at IBM Corporation and was the general manager for the Marketing and Services Group from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Grabe currently serves on the boards of directors of Lenovo Group Limited, a personal technology company (SEHK: 992), Covisint Corporation, a software company (NASDAQ: COVS), SB Holdings International, Inc., a software company, and Gartner, Inc., a technology research company (NYSE: IT). He previously served on the boards of directors of Compuware Corporation, a software company (NASDAQ: CPWR), from 1992 to 2014, Infotech Enterprises Limited (BSE: 532175; NSE: INFOTECENT) from 2007 to 2010 and iGATE Computer Systems Limited (f/k/a Patni Computer Systems Limited, NYSE: PTI) from 2002 to 2011 and the boards of directors of several other public and private global technology companies. Mr. Grabe earned a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from New York University.

Catherine Kinney

Ms. Catherine R. Kinney is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Ms. Kinney serves as the chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Kinney has over 36 years of experience in securities regulation and management. Ms. Kinney retired from NYSE Euronext in March 2009, having served as The President and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2002-2008. From 2007-2009, she served in Paris, overseeing global listings, marketing and branding, and serving as part of the integration team following the merger of The New York Stock Exchange and Euronext in April, 2007. Ms. Kinney joined the NYSE in 1974 and held management positions with responsibility for several divisions including: all client relationships from 1996 to 2007, trading floor operations and technology from 1987 to 1996 and regulation from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Kinney currently serves on the boards of directors of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), and MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI). Ms. Kinney previously served as a director of NetSuite, Inc. (NYSE: N). Ms. Kinney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iona College and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Ms. Kinney also has received honorary degrees from Georgetown University, Fordham University and Rosemont College.

Peter Marino

Mr. Peter A. Marino is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Marino has over 26 years of executive experience. Mr. Marino has been a private consultant for government and industry on defense and intelligence issues since 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Marino was the president and chief executive officer of Firearms Training Systems, Inc., a provider of software and hardware simulation training systems for military, law enforcement and security forces. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Marino served as senior vice president of E-Systems Corporation, a computing and software company which was acquired by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) in 1995. Mr. Marino previously served as president and chief operating officer of Fairchild Industries, an aerospace and defense company, from 1988 to 1990 and was president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Electronics Company, Inc., a defense electronics company, from 1986 to 1988. From 1970 to 1986, he served in numerous capacities at the Central Intelligence Agency, including director of technical service and deputy director for the Office of Research and Development. He also attended the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University. Mr. Marino currently serves on the board of directors of Engility Corporation (NYSE: EGL). Mr. Marino previously served as a director of Argon ST, Inc., a former public company, from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Marino earned a Master of Science in acoustics (engineering physics) from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Rollins College.

Scott Miller

Mr. Scott D. Miller is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Miller has over 31 years of executive experience. Mr. Miller is the chief executive officer of SSA & Company, a management consulting firm focusing on process improvement, the chief executive officer of G100, a membership organization providing a forum for current, future and recent chief executive officers of leading public and private companies and private equity firms, and the managing general partner of MSP, LLC, a private real estate development and investment company. He also serves as special advisor to General Atlantic LLC. Prior to joining SSA & Company in March 2004, Mr. Miller served as non-executive vice chairman of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Corporation (NYSE: H), a global hospitality company, from 2003 to 2004, the president from 1999 to 2003 and executive vice president from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Miller also was the president and chief executive officer of United Infrastructure Company, a public infrastructure development company, from 1993 to 1997. From 1981 to 1993, he was a founding partner of The John Buck Company, a real estate brokerage, management and development company. Mr. Miller served on the boards of directors of Affinion Group, Inc. from 2011 to 2013, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company from 2002 to 2012, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) from 2003 to 2004, and NAVTEQ Corporation from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Miller earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University.

Stephen Westhead

Mr. Stephen E. Westhead is Independent Director of QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Westhead has over 26 years of experience in management. Since 2007, Mr. Westhead has been the chief executive officer and lead investor of US Trailer, a semi-trailer leasing company. From January 2013 to September 2015, Mr. Westhead served as the chief marketing officer of Satori Group, Inc., an IT company. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Westhead served as senior vice president of commercial lines underwriting for Philadelphia Insurance Companies, an insurance company. Mr. Westhead earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Cabrini College.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Chad Williams

4,448,540

Jeffrey Berson

1,651,080

William Schafer

1,804,860

Jon Greaves

--

Shirley Goza

--

Daniel Bennewitz

1,782,210

Steve Bloom

--

James Reinhart

1,785,140

Philip Trahanas

234,948

John Barter

207,475

William Grabe

164,993

Catherine Kinney

207,475

Peter Marino

194,971

Scott Miller

194,971

Stephen Westhead

202,468
As Of  31 Dec 2016