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Lee Kestler

Chief Executive Officer

Lee is a 25-year data center industry veteran with extensive experience working with hyperscale and enterprise customers. As CEO, Lee is responsible for setting and managing the strategic priorities of the company to drive profitability and growth. He is based in our Northern Virginia office.

Prior to joining EdgeCore, Lee served as Chief Commercial Officer of Vantage Data Centers, a Digital Bridge portfolio company, in a role focused on invigorating sales and marketing performance and expanding into new US and European markets. Additionally, Lee served as Senior Vice President Sales and Leasing for wholesale data center pioneer DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), playing a key role in all aspects of the go to market strategy within North America as well as making significant contributions to the S-11 process for taking DFT public in 2007 by raising $740+ million.

As founder of Kopend Ventures, Lee focused on management consulting for several firms. In particular, he managed a 300MW development project in Palm Beach County, Florida where he led the successful effort to get a data center sales and use tax exemption approved by the Florida Legislature. He is an advocate of low carbon and advanced energy generation solutions and has been active in digital infrastructure industry thought leadership forums throughout North America. 

Lee attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County majoring in Computer Science. 


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