Connect with the Dallas startup community at Startup Grind!
Hear about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship at this fireside chat featuring speaker Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO of CyrusOne. Food and drinks will be served.
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Gary is currently the president and CEO of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which is a high growth data center company that focuses on serving the needs of the Fortune 1000, including 9 of the Fortune 20. He has extensive experience working in challenging situations including initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, high growth situations and turnarounds with a proven track record of value creation, including industry experience in telecommunications, technology, data centers, for profit education and automotive industries. He served as the CFO and board member of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), the SVP Treasurer & Controller of Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR), VP of corporate finance (NYSE: AGR), and European Treasurer at Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DPH), and started his career at General Motors.
Gary won the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ award in the Southwest Region, was recognized as “100 Most Influential people in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine, and has been a finalist in the “CEO of the Year” in the Tech Titans of Dallas. Under his leadership, CyrusOne also won the prestigious “Stevie Award” for marketing campaign of the year in 2014, won the award for most innovative product from the DataCenter Industry, and was nominated as a finalist for another technology award in Dallas.
He serves on the boards of the Dallas Zoo, Lang Entrepreneur Center at Columbia Business School, KIPP charter school of Dallas, and the Metrotech Technology Business Council. He has also been named an EOY judge for the southwest region in 2015 because of his overall leadership in business and the community. He has a BA in economics from Rutgers University – Magna Cum Laude, an MBA from Columbia University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is married with four children and lives in University Park, Texas.