DRFortress is transforming Hawaii into the largest digital hub for colocation and neutral telecommunication connectivity and cloud computing services in the Pacific.
Our DRFortress team has over a century of cumulative data center experience and maintains direct management, oversight, and maintenance of our facility’s infrastructure systems. We have an in-depth understanding of Hawaii’s unique business traditions, comprehensive industry knowledge, and a proven track record.
Co-President, Founder and Chief Operations Officer
Fred is responsible for the Company’s overall business strategy and sales. Fred brings more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet data center 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.
Co-President, Founder and Chief Financial Officer
Rosa is responsible for all finance, budget, human resources, and operations for the Company. Rosa brings more than 22 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 Counsel & Admin Officer
Nathan serves as Chief Counsel and oversees contracts, vendor management, compliance, governance, and new product analysis and recommendation. With two decades 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.