DRFortress is a privately held company with a dedicated management team that brings in-depth operational, networking and management experience in the datacenter and IT fields since the mid-1990s. The collective knowledge of this team is vigorously applied to the design, maintenance and management of our datacenter and cloud computing and storage services.
The founders and key employees of DRFortress comprise the executive team and handle the overall management and operations of the Company including direct sales, business and strategic development, support, finance, and operations. The entire DRFortress team has in-depth understanding of Hawaii’s unique business traditions, comprehensive industry knowledge, business process expertise, and proven track record. We deliver unparalleled premium colocation and cloud services to both international and local companies to ensure uninterrupted operational uptime for their mission-critical systems.
President and Founder
Fred is responsible for the Company’s overall business strategy and sales. Fred brings over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet datacenter industry. Previously a Senior Account Manager with Equinix, he was responsible for the Hawaii market while still selling into other markets. Through effectively creating resale partners and bringing in the right mix of customers, he has grown the Honolulu facility to its current capacity and has created critical mass resulting in momentum for more demand in colocation services. Formerly with Sprint Hawaii, he helped to bring the IP and Frame Relay node to the Pearl City POP. He has extensive knowledge in the following areas; Data Center Infrastructure, Internet Exchange, IP, Frame Relay, VoIP, TLS, and other Telecommunications Services. Fred graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing.
Chief Financial Officer and Founder
Rosa is responsible for all finance, budget, human resources and operations for the Company. Rosa brings 15 years of experience in the IT and telecommunication industry specializing in finance, system and process implementation, and product development. Rosa most recently served with Equinix as the Asia Pacific Solution Development Manager where she managed all cross-regional sales efforts, new business and service offering opportunities, and assisted with financial system implementations in Asia Pacific. Previous positions include Senior Consultant for systems and process integration at KPMG Consulting, Hawaii (currently Bearing Point Consulting), Financial Controller at Strategic Information Solutions, Hawaii, and Revenue Reporting Manager at Adobe Systems, San Jose, California. Rosa graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Vinh is responsible for overseeing all IT functions for the Company. Vinh has over 14 years experience in the telecommunications and network engineering industry. His previous focus at Equinix was business development efforts with the emerging Media Exchange technologies catered toward entertainment and content players in the Southern California market. Prior to joining Equinix, Vinh was a Senior Engineer overseeing the design and installation of large-scale networks for the local banks and enterprise customers. Vinh lead the planning, designing, and deployment of Hawaii’s first Metropolitan Area Network allowed the State to support a multitude of advanced public services, including Research Studies for the University of Hawaii, Utility Computing and Telemedicine. Vinh graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Communication.
Chief Counsel and Administrative Officer
Nathan serves as Chief Counsel and oversees contracts, vendor management, compliance, governance, and new product analysis and recommendation. With nearly 17 years of legal experience, Nathan initially focused on large-scale commercial litigation before shifting his practice to focus on contracts, intellectual property, and general business and transactional law. In addition to his work both as an outside attorney and in-house counsel, Nathan has spent significant time in multi-disciplinary roles engaging with financial institutions to personally develop efficient and compliant workflows, analyzing and generating multi-million dollar bottom-line savings efforts through sourcing, efficiency, and technology project-based initiatives. Nathan graduated from the University of Southern California in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Real Estate Finance. He attended the University of California at Hastings, College of the Law.
Board Member and Co-Founder
Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of DRFortress since the Company was formed in 2006. He was also the Company’s CEO from 2006 to 2008.
Jeff is presently the President and CEO of Cobalt Data Centers. Previously, he has held executive leadership positions with Savvis, VeriSign and Equinix. Jeff earned a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Among many other professional studies, Jeff completed the Executive Program in Strategic Sales Management at the Chicago Booth School of Business in 2009. Jeff is known as an inspirational business leader with broad entrepreneurial skills and deep experience building, scaling and restoring growth to technology sales organizations.